Craig Hunt, a standout with the Central Connecticut cross country and track and field teams, was named to the U.S. team for the 31st International Association of Ultrarunning 100K World Championships in Berlin Bernau, Germany. Hunt is among 12 runners named to the squad by the Mountain Ultra Trail Running Executive Council of the USA Track & Field.
Hunt graduated from CCSU in 2014 and set a course record when he won the 2013 Northeast Conference individual title run at Saint Francis U. He helped the Blue Devils win four cross country team titles during his time in New Britain. He also won three individual titles at the indoor championships and two more at the outdoor championships. Since graduating he has produced a marathon personal best of 2:15:29, finished 10th at the 2019 IAU 50k World Championships, and competed at the 2020 Olympic Marathon Trials. Hunt placed 6th at the 2021 HOKA ONE ONE Project Carbon X2 100K. He is also currently the head cross country coach at Coconino Community College.
The event will be on August 27, 2022, with six female and six male athletes representing the United States. The course will focus on the UNESCO World Heritage site, the Bauhaus monument, and from there will run on a flat, wind protected asphalt road through the Wandlitzer Chaussee forest. After an initial lap of 2.5K, there will be 13 more laps of 7.5K each.