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THE BOA TRAIL TEAM

Dialed In to Trail Running

 

 

 

 

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The BOA Trail Team is made up of 15 international athletes that live and run in the Rockies and iconic mountain ranges across Europe.


MEET THE TEAM.

The BOA Trail Team is made up of 15 international athletes that live and run in the Alps or the Rockies. This diverse group works with BOA, pioneering new ways to advance trail running performance by improving the fit of the shoe upper. Our athletes test and provide feedback - helping to inform our process through their knowledge, discipline, and distance. Explore the pioneers we partner with and support.

BOA Rockies Team Runner Tess Amer

TESS
AMER

Boulder, Colorado

A former schoolteacher, Tess is currently getting her master’s degree in school counseling. In addition to running, Tess decompresses from her studies by skiing, riding her bike, and scrambling up boulders near her home in Boulder, CO.

ACHIEVEMENTS
2020 FKT

High lonesome Loop, Nederland CO Pawnee Buchanan Loop
2018
1st place Dirty 30 12-miler, 1st place and course record Leadville Heavy Half-Marathon, 2nd place Pikes Peak Ascent

BOA Rockies Team Runner Deanna Ardrey

DEANNA
ARDREY

Boulder, Colorado

Deanna did not always have an affinity towards running but grew to love it, finding that it gave her purpose and serenity. Deanna appreciates that all she needs is sheer athleticism and the right pair of shoes to find calm amongst the chaos.

ACHIEVEMENTS
2019

1st place finish at Power of Four 25k, 2nd place finish at A-Basin Cirque Series race, 5th place finish at USA Mountain Running Champs

BOA Alps Team Runner Philipp Bachl

Philipp
Bachl

Alps, Austria

Philipp, aka “Bachelotelli,” is known for leaving it all on the trail during races. Bachelotelli uses his experience as a coach of Austria’s National Cross-Country Ski team and background in sport science to continually set new personal bests.

ACHIEVEMENTS
2019

1st place Austrian Championships in Speedtrail 30k
2016
1st place Hällrace

 

 

 

 

BOA Rockies Team Runner Laura Cortez

LAURA
CORTEZ

Denver, Colorado

Laura is an ultra-marathoner who also loves to climb, snowshoe, and hike whenever possible. She is an advocate for immigration rights and the co-founder of Run Wild Camp – a program that provides equitable access to trail running for underserved communities in Colorado.

ACHIEVEMENTS
2019

1st place Stumptown 50k, 1st place Mt. Sneffels Marathon
2018
1st place Dead Horse 50k, 1st place Breck Crest Marathon

BOA Alps Team Runner Sarah Dorschlag

Sarah
Dörschlag

Alps, Austria

Sarah started trail running to provide an outlet from her mentally exhausting studies. Now she embraces the pain that comes with reaching the peak of performance – especially on the trails of the famous Nordkette near her home in Innsbruck.

ACHIEVEMENTS
2018

4th place Schwarzach Trail, 2nd place Gore-Tex Transalpine Run (overall after 7 stages)

BOA Alps Team Runner Gerald "Sancho" Fister

Gerald “Sancho”
Fister

Alps, Austria

Gerald “Sancho” Fister has been entrenched in all things sports since he was 15 years old. He began trail running as complementary training to bike racing but loved it so much that he made it his primary pursuit.

ACHIEVEMENTS
2019

1st place Sürdtirol Ultra Sky Race, 1st place Hochkönigman Endurance Trail, 1st place Schwarzach Ultra
2018
1st place Pitz Alpine Glacier Trail 100km, 1st place Schwarzach Ultra, 1st place Hochkönigman Endurance Trail
2017
1st place Traunstein Bergmarathon, 1st place Pitz Alpine Glacier Trail 100km, 1st place Großglockner Ultra Trail, 1st place Hochkönigman Endurance Trail
2016
1st place Großglockner Ultra Trail

BOA Alps Team Runner Alejandro Forcades

Alejandro
Forcades

Balearics, Spain

Alejandro discovered trail running after a friend convinced him to register for an Ultra Trail in Formentera. He trained for a mere six months and won the race! While he couldn’t run for several weeks afterwards, he was officially hooked and hasn’t looked back since.

ACHIEVEMENTS
2020

2nd place Spanish Championships, 3rd place VK Spanish Championships
2019
5th place Zegama, 5th place European Championships, 6th Sky Pirineu, 10th Ring of Steall Skyrace
2018
12th Skyrunning World Series, 5th Skyrace Comapedrosa, 7th Livigno Skymarathon, 12th Dolomites Skyrace
2017
2nd place Spanish Championships

BOA Rockies Team Runner David Glennon

DAVID
GLENNON

Boulder, Colorado

As a new father and full-time engineer, David relies on his daily runs to process the day and stay grounded. Outside of trail running, David’s diverse range of hobbies include skimo, biking, and scrambling as well as woodworking, machining, and welding.

ACHIEVEMENTS
2018

3rd place Golden Leaf Half Marathon
2017
1st place New River Trail 25k, 4th place Imogene Pass Run
2015
18th place at Gorski Marathon

BOA Alps Team Runner Florian Grasel

Florian
Grasel

Alps, Austria

#LifeWorkTrailBalance is Flo’s life mantra. As a father of two and CEO of his own IT business, he is a master of time management. He began running races in 2010 and within three years accomplished his first major feat: Finishing at UTMB, 171km/10.000m elevation.

ACHIEVEMENTS
2019

1st place GGUT Großglockner Ultratrail
2018
1st place Hochkönig Endurance Trail, 1st place Mozart 100, 9th place UTMB, Austrian Trail Runner of the Year
2017
1st place Hochkönig Endurance Trail, sub-24hr UTMB finish, Austrian Trail Runner of the Year

BOA Alps Team Runner Michael Kabicher

MICHAEL
KABICHER

Alps, Austria

Michael is the founder of the EMEA Trail Team and the first athlete to join the roster. He draws on his trail running experience every day at his job as an account manager at BOA. In addition to running, Michi gets dialed in to ski mountaineering and cycling.

ACHIEVEMENTS
2018

2nd place Korea 50k, 4th place Ultra Trail Mt. Fuji, STY 90k
2017
Represented Austria at IAU Trail World Championships
2016
2nd place Transalpine Run, Represented Austria at IAU Trail World Championships

BOA Rockies Team Runner Sara Kadlec

SARA
KADLEC

Boulder, Colorado

Sara is an Orthopedic Physicians Assistant who advocates for women’s health issues. Outside of her core competency of trail running, she’s a ski mountaineer and rides bikes with her young daughters.

ACHIEVEMENTS
2019

1st at Breckenridge Fourth of July Trail 10k, 6th at Pikes Peak Marathon
2017
2nd at Aspen Golden Leaf Half Marathon
2016
1st place at Imogene Pass, 2nd place Aspen Power of 4 50k, 1st place at Boulder Mountain 10-mile ascent

BOA Rockies Team Runner Matthias Messner

MATTHIAS
MESSNER

Boulder, Colorado

As a father and Software Engineer, Matthias knows the importance of scheduling a workout first thing before the day gets away from you. Outside of trail running, you can find Matthias participating in skimo and scrambling/climbing the iconic Flatirons in Boulder, CO.

ACHIEVEMENTS
2017

5th at Mt. Marathon
FKT
Flatirons, LA Freeway, and Pawnee – Buchanan Loop

BOA Alps Team Runner Ivan Paulmichl

Ivan
Paulmichl

Alps, Austria/Italy

Ivan first developed a passion for trail running while overcoming an illness. An Italian by birth, he currently lives and works in Austria as a Senior Scientist at the University of Innsbruck. Ivan is also a competitive ski mountaineer.

ACHIEVEMENTS
2016

2nd place Transalpine Run

BOA Alps Team Runner Virginia Perez Mesonero

Virginia Pérez
Mesonero

Pyrenees, Spain

Virginia is passionate about sports, especially when it involves the mountains. She is grateful to be living in the most mountainous region of Spain and credits her success to her commitment to becoming a better version of herself every day.

ACHIEVEMENTS
2016, 2017, 2019, 2021

4x Spanish Champion
2021
1st place in the Transgrancanaria Marathon, Spanish Championships Maginatrail - 1st place VK race, 3rd place Skyrace
2019
6th place in the Vertical Kilometer World Cup
2018
6th place in the Vertical Kilometer World Cup

BOA Alps Team Runner Laetitia Pibis

Laetitia
Pibis

Alps, Austria/France

Laetitia channels her energy by keeping herself busy with all kinds of athletic pursuits. She trains all season, tapping into her passion for swimming, cross-fit, yoga, kick-boxing, and cross-country skiing.

ACHIEVEMENTS
2019

9th place Sur les Traces des Ducs de Savoie (TDS)
2014
4th place Ultra Trail Serra de Tramuntana
2013
2nd place Madeira Island Ultra Trail, 2nd place La Trans Martinique

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La Sportiva Cyklon

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La Sportiva VK Trail Running Shoe

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