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Douglas triumphs again and Webster surprises at the Broken Arrow Skyrace in Lake Tahoe (USA) World Cup Round: 2

Mountain Running World Cup 2019 - Stage 2 - The Broken Arrow Skyrace (Olympic Valley, USA).  The magnificent nature and landscapes of the mountains that dominate Lake Tahoe was perfect today to celebrate the 2nd stage of the 2019 mountain running world cup.  Over 500 runners left the startline at 7.00 am local time in Olympic Valley (USA) to face 26 km and more than 1500 meters of positive gain, with the course-track made much more difficult by the presence of snow at the higher altitudes.

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World Cup coming to America at Broken Arrow Skyrace

The second round of the 2019 World Cup crosses the Atlantic for the first time, landing in the snow covered Sierra Nevada Mountains of California. Just West of Lake Tahoe, the race will take place in historic Olympic Valley; home to the 1960 Winter Olympic Games and starting line of the famous Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run.

The 26K Broken Arrow Skyrace will start Sunday morning at 7:00 AM local time at the Squaw Valley Ski Resort, and will be stage #2 of the IAAF / WMRA 2019 Mountain Running World Cup.

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Off-road runners come together at Trail World Championships

Over 360 athletes from 52 countries converged on Portugal for the 5th Trail World Championships last weekend. Many of these athletes arrived at the championships with impressive results from many disciplines of off-road running. Mountain runners, fell runners, sky runners, obstacle course runners, road ultrarunners and of course trail runners, all toed the starting line seeking glory on the 44 km single loop course featuring 2200 meters of climbing and descending.

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Working to host the U18 Cup in Ambleside, England 2020

The World Mountain Running Association (WMRA) has received interest from the beautiful lake district town of Ambleside located in the north of the UK.  Their bid depends on securing the financial support necessary to make these events possible.  There is local strong support from former under 18 years old (U18) participants that have moved on to success in senior races suchs World class Mountain and Marathoner Robbie Simpson and former Mountain runner and now the Worlds top triathelete Alistair Brownlee.  Both had their success motivated by their participation in the International Mountain Running U18 Cup (formerly Youth Cup).

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Sergio Mayayo joins the WMRA Council

The WMRA Council is pleased to announce and welcome Sergio Mayayo from Spain on to the World Mountain Running Association Council as the 8th Council member and he will join the WMRA to provide a valuable resource and expertise into the World of off road running. He has been nominated by the Spanish Athletics Federation (RFEA) and the nomination accepted by the WMRA Council. His many years of experience of working on race events and in the media field will be an extremely valuable asset for the WMRA.

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