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Remembering Bibi Anfang

 We are sad to bring you the news that Bibi Anfang, pioneer of mountain running and founder of Hochfelln Berglauf, has died. Jonathan Wyatt, President of the World Mountain Running Association, would like to say a few words about him in tribute, below. 

 

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"I Disliked All Sports At School"

In our next athlete article Fujio Miyachi tells us how he went from being a child who hated all sports to embracing mountain running!

This is the starting point of my career as an athlete. This story is well known to my friends from primary school. To begin with, I was not very good at exercise, and on days when I had a PE session in the school, I would get headaches and stomach aches for no reason.

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Tragedy at Race in Gansu Province in China

Everybody at the WMRA is incredibly saddened to hear of the tragedy which occurred at the 100k race in Yellow River stone forest near Baiyin, Gansu province, China. A reported 21 runners died when sudden, extreme weather occurred, which was not forecast, in a high altitude section of this mountain race. It is understood that hail, freezing temperatures and high winds came in suddenly and dramatically, and a complicated rescue mission for runners ensued. 

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Perspectives on Sustainability: Part One

Our latest guest article comes from Kasie Enman, member of the WMRA  Athletes' Commission. Kasie is passionate about promoting environmental sustainability in our mountain running community and this is the first of a series of articles on the topic. 

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Dipping A Toe Into The World Cup

We asked Japanese runner and member of the WMRA Athletes' Commission, Fujio Miyachi, to tell us about his first experience of running in a World Cup Race, Tek na Grintovec in Slovenia. So if you're thinking of dipping your toe into the World Cup, or mountain running races this year, read on...

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Cancellation of European Championships and International U18 Cup

Unfortunately we have to bring you the disappointing news that the decision has been made to cancel both the European Mountain Running Championships and the International U18 Mountain Running Cup this year. Both had been postponed from 2020, in the hope that the situation would have improved by now.

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