USA Track & Field selected Joe Gray (Scott Sports) as the 2015 US Mountain Runner of the Year. Gray, who earned the award for the 6th time in his professional career, set the Amercian course record winning the Mt. Washington ascent this year and was the top American finishing 5th at the IAAF World Mountain Running Championships, the second highest finish by an American.
Gray also qualifed for his 19th US national team this year, including the Pan Am Cross Country Championships in addition to the World Mountain Running Championships.
Gray is a qualifier for the 2016 US Olympic Marathon Trials which he will focus on after competing in a series of trail races in December in Hong Kong (of which the first he also won.)