What's Happening

What's Happening at The Crib

Throughout the year the Crib hosts endurance athletes from across the globe. Stay up to date on their progress, here. Check in on their results and find out about local upcoming events in which you too can participate.

Guest Book

Ben Jacques-Maynes

Professional Cyclist

I've just returned home from my mountainous adventure, which started in Mammoth last month. I've been at altitude training and racing ever since, and it's paid off in spectacular fashion! I have won the King of the Mountains Jersey at the USA Pro Challenge in Colorado! I think fondly of my time in Mammoth, and I can't wait to return. I hope it won't be too long!

Matthew Russell

Professional Triathlete

Mammoth Lakes is a triathlete’s dream. You can swim in Whitmore Pool, ride Benton Crossing Road, and then run tempo on the road and finish up on the track.

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David Rose

Team USA Para Cyclist

I’ve trained at the best facilities in the world and this place has all you need. You can train hard and then rest. It’s easy to get here and it’s beautiful. What’s not to love?

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Cam Zink

Professional Athlete

I grew up racing here because it’s close to my home in Reno. It’s the perfect hill, plus they were willing to work with me and eager to make it happen. The staff here knows how to build jumps. 

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Michael Torckler

Professional Cyclist

It takes awhile to adjust to the altitude, so you need a minimum of 10 days here to make the training effective. It’s at the optimum altitude. You can get to 9,000 or 10,000 feet easily, which is good training for upcoming races.

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Nate English

Professional Cyclist

This is different from where we normally are. It’s scenic, there are bigger climbs, good roads and low traffic. 

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Ryan Eastman

Professional Cyclist

Mammoth Lakes is a cool town. And it’s definitely on the short list of California spots for altitude training. You basically ride your bike and rest. Recovery is a big aspect of training, especially at altitude. 

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Leigh Donovan

World Downhill Mountain Bike Champion

I held my first-ever, three day mountain bike retreat at Mammoth Mountain in 2014. I’ve been doing single day camps and private lessons for five years and I wanted to create something that was more of a retreat.

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Deena Kastor

Olympic Medalist and American Marathon Record Holder

I not only train in Mammoth Lakes, I live here full-timeserve as the President of the Mammoth Track Club. My coaches can talk at length about the many physiological benefits of training at altitude. For me, the benefit comes from living the simplicity of a runner’s lifestyle in the most scenic places on earth.

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Kristabel Doebel-Hickok

Professional Cyclist

Being here (Mammoth Lakes), I can turn off my cell phone and soak up what’s around me. That’s good for a high-level athlete, and anyone else for that matter.

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Tim Tollefson

Professional Ultrarunner

I not only train in Mammoth Lakes, I live here full-time. I’d always run trails and Mammoth Lakes invites you to run trails. You’re steps from single track or backcountry trails.

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Jon Hornbeck

Professional Road Cyclist

The more time at altitude, the merrier: the training up here is so good. Coming up here and riding will put you heads and tails above those who don’t.

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Rhae Shaw

Professional Road Cyclist

The biggest challenge when you go to new places is that sometimes you can’t find good routes. But here that hasn’t been a problem. There are so many options—it’s been really, really good. There is every type of terrain for every type of workout that I want to do.

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David Laney

Professional Runner

I am getting in a really good hard week of training here. This is such good terrain to train on because it’ll be very similar country to the Alps.

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David Laney, Professional Runner
Alexi Pappas

Professional Runner

The Crib is the most unique athletic living space I have experienced, because it gives athletes the ability to train at the highest level together.

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Alexi Pappas, professional runner