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:
Petro Mamu and Valentina Belotti were clear winners of the first stage of the 2017 Mountain Running World Cup.
Since the race in Arco was one of the Italian National Championships races and also served as their nation's trial race for the European Championships, the Italian top runners were present.
They were among the more than 250 runners from 8 countries participating in the senior categories.
On Sunday morning, May 28, Bolognano-Velo will open the World Cup WMRA season with an uphill race that is part of the tradition of one of the most historic races in the Italian landscape.
The men's race, the longest competition, will be of 11.1km with a 1272m difference of overall altitude, the same that divides Bolognano a quarter of the city of Arco, Garda Trentino, home to the 2016 European Championships, from the quarter Sant'Antonio, at 1260 m at the foot of the Mount Stivo.