Since ten years, the French race of the Montée du Grand-Ballon is became one of the "classic" races of the WMRA mountain running World Cup: World Cup this year is at the 19 edition.
Next Sunday,11 June, it's another top race which will happen on the top of the Vosges for the third stages of the World Cup 2017 after Bolognano-Velo in Italy and the Muttersberg in Bludenz (Austria).
The Grand Ballon mountain race is organised this year by Jean-Alain Haan and its staff for the 37th edition.
33. Internationaler Muttersberglauf was the second stage of 19 WMRA World Cup 2017.
The World Cup race was included in the Austrian National Championships.
The parameters of this mountain race were 8460 m and a total hight of 1180 m.
The start was in the village centre of Bludenz and the finish was near the peak of Frasen (1740 m).
Despite heavy rainfall during the whole race it was a spectacular race with extraordinarily results.
This year's Muttersberglauf is also a World Cup race (second of the seven stages) and is regarded as an Austrian State Championships in mountain running.
There are already about 200 participants from 14 nations registered. Among them are the top runners are: in the female race, Andrea Mayr (AUT), Monique Siegel (GER), Taylor Watts (USA); instead in the male race Isaac Kosgei (KEN), Francesco Puppi (ITA) and Pedro Mamo (ERI).
WMRA Council believes that it could be useful for all to remind the next more important deadline for the four most important competitions in the WMRA Calendar,
together the race in the WMRA World Cup 2017.
In summary situation is the following: