DOUGLAS AND MURIGI WINNERS IN MAXIRACE OPENING ROUND OF THE WORLD CUPAndrew Douglas (Gbr) and Lucy Murigi (Ken) are the winners of the â€śSalomon Gore Tex MaxiRace France,â€ť the opening round of the WorldCup for the World Mountain Running Association 2019 in Annecy.
Written by Alberto Stretti. Pictures by Alexis Courthoud.
Annecy, France will host the opening event on Friday of the 21st Mountain Running World Cup. The 16 km Salomon Gore-Tex Maxi Race combines a spectacular course with great competition, the key ingredients for an exciting season long competition featuring 7 races in 7 different countries. Under the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA) banner, France, United States, Austria, Great Britain, Switzerland, Italy and Slovenia will each showcase a mountain running classic before overall World Cup champions are crowned.
Weather in Casto, Italy for the Trofeo Nasego race didn't stop athletes from running fast along the hills and mountains of Savallese. The 2019 edition of this classic mountain running event was an associate race member of the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA) and will be part of our Athlete World Ranking. The race also served a national championship for Italy.
On 11 April the details about the upcoming Under 18 Year Old International Mountain Running Cup have been sent out to all National Athletic Federations that are members of the WMRA. The preliminary entry forms (PEF) and details about the event were included. The deadlines are 24 June for the PEF and final entry form is due on the 12 August.
April 16th saw the launching of the Dreizinnen (Tre Cime) Mountain Race for 2019 in Bolzano Italy. This is the penultimate round of the World Cup for 2019 that is round #6 of 7 races to be held on Saturday 14th September. Full race details can be found at the World Cup micro site link here and anyone wanting to race should register as soon as possible because this race has a strict limit of 1000 runners. This limit is due to safety reasons and because it runs inside a World Heritage area.
It is with great pleasure and thanks to Atletica Susa, Sponsor Bolaffi and the Italian Federation (Fidal) that we can announce that the U18 International Mountain Running Cup will take place in Susa in the North West corner of Italy.
â€śTen Questionsâ€ť is a series of interviews with top mountain running athletes from around the world. USA junior team manager Paul Kirsch contributed this edition of Ten Questions. Paul interviewed Caitlin prior to her competing in the 2019 Ski World Championships in Seefeld, Austria.
Caitlin Patterson was a member of the US women's gold medal winning team at the 2017 World Mountain Running Championships in Premana, Italy. She is an avid mountain and trail runner with wins at the 2017 Whiteface Mountain Skyrace (New York) and 2018 Smugglers Mountain Challenge (Vermont) as well as a 2nd place at the 2018 Broken Arrow Skyrace. Caitlin was also a member of the 2018 US Winter Olympic Team for cross country skiing where she finished 26th in the 30 km mass start and 34th in the 15 km skiathlon.
With publication of the 23rd edition, the 2018 World Mountain Running magazine is now available online. Starting with a message of support from IAAF President Sebastian Coe, this annual journal of mountain running features photos, results, race summaries and more about the 2017 season.