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Craft Sportswear's high ambitions in running, resulting in innovative apparel and shoes, now also includes the Craft Elite Run Team. The newly formed world-class outfit will compete all over the world in various long-distance events, focusing primarily on trail races. In addition, the runners will be deeply involved in the development of new shoes and apparel for both training and racing.

Craft Elite Run Team is part of the Swedish sports brand's ambitious engagement in running, especially ultra- and trail running. The team consists of the following strong athletes:

Having won the Javelina Jundred, Lavaredo Ultra Trail 120K, and Ultra Trail Australia 100K, as well as podiumed at the 2017 UTMB, Tim is one of the most successful male American 100-milers.

Ultra-trail and skyrunning athlete Mimmi Kotka boasts an impressive track record, including many victories and recently finished on the podium of UTMB in 2021.

Ultra-marathon runner Arlen Glick has piled up big victories in the 100-mile category during the last years. 10 of those were wins and the rest podium finishes. Not a single DNF!

Ultrarunner based in Flagstaff, USA, who has been part of the Craft family since 2020.

American long-distance trail runner who in 2019 placed 2nd at the Penyagolosa 110K and 3rd at Run Rabbit Run 100 mile.

American distance runner, coach and Olympic Trials qualifier who is aiming to make her move into the ultra-distances.

American distance runner with a 3rd and 4th place finish at Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc, 2019 winner of Rocky Raccoon 100 Mile and 2:17 marathoner.

Tim won the Transvulcania in 2017, the North Face Endurance Championships 50-mile in San Francisco in 2017 and hold the rim-to-rim FKT in Grand Canyon National Park.

Swedish runner with a background in track who has transitioned to longer distances on the road and in more challenging terrain.

Winning 2nd place at the 2022 World Mountain & Trail Championships, among several of the big races, including Transvulcania three times in a row, Swiss Alpine, and Zegama-Aizkorri.

In her 100-mile debut at Western States Endurance Run, Aroa finished as the 12th woman and a remarkable 32nd overall among many of the top trail and ultra runners in the world.

Brazilian ultrarunner who has twice finished top 10 at UTMB, finished 5th at the 2019 TDS and who has won several TNF Challenges.

"It’s extremely exciting to launch such a competitive team as the Craft Elite Run Team and it will be very interesting to follow the runners in races across the world. Their contribution to our product development is and will be invaluable, which we experienced when Tommy Rivs was involved in shaping the CTM Ultra Carbon into the high-class running shoe it is today."

- Daniel Högling, Craft’s Global Product & Marketing Director

CTM Ultra Carbon

The Craft Elite Run Team runners will train and compete in the CTM Ultra Carbon shoe as well as the upcoming race version CTM Ultra Carbon Race Rebel. Key competitions in 2021 will be the Ultravasan and Fjällmaraton races in Sweden as well as several of the events in the newly established Spartan Trail Series where Craft is the main sponsor.

A YouTube channel about running, runners, gear, training tips, ultra marathon races and more. Featuring Craft Elite Run Athletes, gain insight into what it means to be a professional athlete.