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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.

 Sergio has a close association with Spanish, Portuguese and South American running and will also provide a valuable resource in encouraging more events and participation from these regions.

The WMRA is very appreciative of his energy and help to carry out the work needed to develop Mountain Running. We wish Sergio a warm welcome and look forward to meeting all together for the first time soon.

Here you can learn more about Sergio's background and his experience.

He was born 1 July 1968, in a family from Navarra in northern Spain and for the last 20 years he has been living at Cercedilla, a small mountain village at Guadarrama National Park in Central spain, at 1.200m altitude. Like so many mountaineers all over the world, Sergio has enjoyed a passion for the outdoors in many different forms: From summiting Aconcagua solo, to climbing the classic El Naranjo big wall, pedaling his way through the Santiago Pilgrim trail for 500 miles or whitewater kayaking at the Pyrenees rivers. Mountain running has been a very particular passion, with over 50 major ultras finished all over the world, from K42 in Patagonia to Leadville 100 Miles in Colorado or the well known trio at Chamonix CCC-UTMB-TDS.

He has also been an outdoor jounalist for the last 25 years, from his fist cover stoy back at 1994 to his current role as editor at Retelur media for websites such as CARRERASDEMONTANA.COM or TRAILRUNNINGSPAIN.COM, among others.

Having been most fortunate in getting to know outdoor sports and mountain running for so many years as runner, journalist & organizar over Europe, Asia, Africa and America he is now looking forward to be a part in further developing the mountain running tribe all over the World, while ensuring that the “wild soul” that makes us unique stays with us unchanged.

Jonathan Wyatt
WMRA president


Photo Credit: Sergio Mayayo at the K42 in Patagonia - in 2019 will host the World Long Distance and World Classic Distances Championships for the first time.