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Coaching Seminar at the Mountain Running World Championships

The IAAF and the World Mountain Running Association would like to remind all that the IAAF/WMRA Mountain Running Conference will be held on September 14 this year. Commencing at 19.30 the conference will take place at Canilo, Andorra for all of the participants at these Championships

Following on from the successful format that the IAAF has used for coaching seminars at its World Athletics Series events, the mountain running seminar will be held on the Friday evening prior to the WMRA world championships (Sunday, September 16) in Andorra.  Those attending will have the opportunity to hear Andrea Mayr, six-times mountain running world champion, and her coach/husband Andreas Sitz present their thoughts on training and competing in the mountains.

This is an exciting initiative as we join forces with the WMRA to further the education of coaches and athletes who specialise in mountain running,'' IAAF Development Department senior manager Gunter Lange said.  We believe it will be an inspiring and interactive seminar and we are confident that this cooperative approach will contribute to stronger development of track and field in the area of mountain running.''

WMRA President Jonathan Wyatt encouraged all of those with a specific interest in mountain running to attend the conference.
We are organising an evening for athletes and coaches to come and hear from the very best people about how to improve and get faster. Mountain Running has plenty of differences from other forms of running so it is a good chance for people to come and ask their questions and learn,'' he said.

If this event is a success then the WMRA would like to expand this idea and help organise more events for people interested in coaching and mountain running training.''
Programme for the event

19:30 – 20:15 “Performance limiting factors of Mountain Running”
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hartmann (GER)
20:15 – 20:30 Q & A
20:45 – 21:30 Plenum: Best practise of mountain running training (Q & A)
Andrea Mayr/Andreas Sitz

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