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Masters to compete in Championships this weekend

 

FullSizeRenderThe 17th WMRA/WMA Masters Mountain Running Championships will be held on September 2, in the Ilava district of Slovakia at the foot of the Biele Karpaty Mountains. Expected on the start line are more than 500 runners representing 22 countries.

WMRA president Jonathan Wyatt says,"The Masters Champs is something quite unique in our sport in that once per year each age category of runners competes for equal recognition. It's always a fantastic celebration of the healthy benefits of Mountain Running and I know that Slovakia will be a great host for the 2017 edition.”

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World Cup Mountain Race wins go to the Italians at Susa, ITALY

The fifth race of seven World Cup Mountain Races took place on the weekend with the 'The Stellina Partisan Memorial' that was held in the beautiful Val di Susa of the Piemonte region of Northern Italy.  It was the 29th edition of this legendary race that has been at the heart of European Mountain Running since it first started.

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WMRA World Cup heads to Stellina: Fifth Race in the Seven-Race Series

alice1 It's "Stellinarace" time. On August 27, the fifth race in the 2017 WMRA World Cup takes place in Piedmont, in Susa (Turin) with the 29th Stellina Partisans's Memorial. After four World Cup races, the leader on the men’s side is Petro Mamu, (ERI), while Alice Gaggi (ITA) (pictured above) leads the women’s results.

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Newly elected WMRA President Jonathan Wyatt shares ideas for the future

IMG 4878During the WMRA Congress meeting in Premana, Italy, on July 29, 2017, Jonathan Wyatt was elected as the fourth president of the WMRA. Wyatt, who not only had a successful mountain running career, winning the World Mountain Running Championships six times between 1998 and 2008, as well as multiple mountain races including Jungfrau Marathon, also represented New Zealand in the Olympic Games finishing 21st at the Marathon in 2004. His interest in sport extends well beyond competition, and he is looking forward to serving in a leadership role with the WMRA.

Says Wyatt, “When I was first racing in the mountains, the president of the WMRA was Danny Hughes. I was interested in helping grow the sport back then, and my commitment to the sport has never wavered.  I think I understand the sport, as well as the challenges of all off- road categories within athletics each of which is realizing substantial growth. There are now many more and different disciplines in the sport and Mountain Running needs to have a voice and a strong presence in this new era of trail, ultra trail, sky and mountain running.”

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Italy nearly sweeps gold at Long Distance Mountain Running Championships

FullSizeRender 2Of the four gold medals awarded at today’s 14th World Long Distance Mountain Running Championships in Premana, Italy, the host country earned three along with one silver medal. The lone gold medal not awarded to Italy was earned by Giir di Mont course record holder Petro Mamu (ERI), who repeated his winning ways on the legendary 32-kilometer course finishing in a time of 3:12:52.

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