Ultimate Direction Athletes Lead Team USA at World Championships Vertical Race

June 8, 2023

Two athletes from UD’s roster represent Team USA in Austria

BOULDER /OUTDOOR SPORTSWIRE/ – Grayson Murphy and Joseph Gray, long-standing members of the Ultimate Direction athlete team, earned Team USA spots in May and raced at the 2023 World Mountain and Trail Running Championships’ Vertical event in Austria. Murphy took third place in the female division and Gray took fifth place in the male division, while both led Team USA. Murphy will compete again on Saturday, June 10th at the Mountain Classic (senior) event.

“We are beyond proud of Grayson and Joseph, and know the focus both place into their training, racing, and representation of Team USA and for their brand partners like Ultimate Direction,” said Brett Rindt, Marketing Manager for Exxel Outdoors, Inc. “Both have been an integral part of the UD Athlete Team for several years and have tested our products to ensure they meet the demands of runners who participate in very difficult events like World Championships.”

For more information on Ultimate Direction and its athlete team, please visit ultimatedirection.com or contact Mindy Smith at mindy@darbycommunications.com.


About Ultimate Direction

In 1985, Ultimate Direction invented the first waist pack for carrying bottles. A few years later, they designed the first hand-held water bottle carrier and numerous innovations defining the hydration pack category for endurance and every-day athletes. Over 30 years later, the brand remains the authority on hydration for self-propelled activities and critical to the world’s most passionate athletes. Ultimate Direction is headquartered in Broomfield, Colorado. Visit www.ultimatedirection.com for more information.

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