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43. International Hochfelln-Mountainrace, fifth stage of 18. WMRA World Cup - 21 September 2016
bergen2015finish.jpgOn next September the 25th, starts in Bergen/Chiemgau the 43. Hochfellnberglauf, this year the first time member of the 18th WMRA World Cup series.
The race was one of the founding members of the Mountain Running Grand Prix, which lately developed into the World Cup.
 
In 2000, the venue hosted on the same courses also the 16th World Mountain Running Championships.
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Kistner (GER), Ayeko (UGA), Mayr (AUT) and Gray (USA) are world mountain running Champions 2016. - 12 September 2016
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323 athletes coming from 35 Nations from the continent in the world took part at the 32. WMRA World Mountain Running Championships 2016 in Sapareva Banya, Bulgaria.
Top runners fought for eight medals and six Countries were very proud for having listened their national anthem following the victory!

Germany, Czech Rep., Austria and Italy took titles in the female section whilst Uganda and USA took - both - two gold medal each in the male competition.
Medal table showed ten Nations.
Uganda in top position with 2 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze, followed by U.S.A. with 2 gold and 1 bronze. Third was Italy that took five medals in total with 1 gold, 3 silver and 1 bronze. Czech Rep. was fourth with 1 gold and 2 silver. Fifth was Germany with 1 gold and 1 silver. Austria finished sixth with 1 gold. In the order: 7. Mexico with 1 silver and 1 bronze; 8. Frace with 2 bronze and 9. both Turkey and Great Britain and N.I. with 1 bronze each.

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Sapareva Banya is the world’s capital of Mountain Running. - 09 September 2016
w.ch.2016geyzer.jpg The 32nd World Mountain Championships is taking place on September 11, 2016 in the beautiful city of Sapareva Banya, Bulgaria.
It is the only city that has organized National, Balkan (2008), European (2010) and now World Championships in Mountain Running.
“We are extremely proud and honoured to be hosting a prestigious international event of such evel - said Kalin Gelev, Mayor of Sapareva Banya Municipality - 25 years after the first mountain race held here, we have athletes from 35 countries coming from all the continents in the world, who are going to compete on the challenging slopes up Rila Mountain.”
The official opening ceremony of the Championships will take place on Saturday in the city centre by the famous Geyzer.
The Minister of Youth and Sports of Bulgaria, Mr. Krasen Kralev will shoot the starting gun of one of the races the next day.
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