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Musobo and Tunstall win Final WMRA World Cup Race 2015, Britain wins both World Cup titles. - 04 October 2015
2015wcfinalsarah.jpgAfter receiving entries of the current World Champion, several outstanding athletes, as well as three top Eritrean runners (who did not run at the World Championships due to prohibitive costs for the Eritrean Athletic Federation), the LOC for the 36th Smarna Gora Race – the final race in the WMRA World Cup – expected intense competition for podium spots and they were afraid they would lose lots of money in payouts to athletes since the race rules designated 10€/second for improving the course record and also bonuses other finishers  if they were faster than the old course record.
In the final registrations, the Eritrean runners were unable to get visas to travel to Europe, and the LOC fear became a moot point. Coupled with the sudden downpour just two hours before the race – after clear skies and no rain for ten days prior – the previously dry course became soggy and slippery and ideal conditions were no longer present.

Smarna Gora mountain race once more final of the WMRA World Cup! - 29 September 2015
2012smarnagora.jpgThe International Smarna Gora Mountain Running Race remains one of the highlights of the mountain running season, and its rich tradition will continue on Saturday, October 4, with its 35th edition.
In the fall season of 1979, running enthusiasts from Ljubljana – Slovenia’s capital – decided to organize a race to the top of one of the most popular mountains in Slovenia at Smarna Gora.
Nobody envisioned that it would become such a massive event with worldwide popularity.
The mountain running champions of the world will again be crowned this Saturday at this magnificent mountain peak.
In the early 1990s the event was the first national championships in the new state of Slovenia and later that decade, world champion Lucio Fregona (ITA) made the Smarna Gora race an internationally recognized event.
After the millennium, the Smarna Gora race became one of the founding members of the WMRA World Cup and since then it has been the final World Cup event on thirteen occasions.

Wonderful races at the 31st World Mountain Running Championships in Betws-y-Coed, North Wales. - 21 September 2015
w._ch._2015_senior_men_start.jpg293 runners of 32 Nations were present at the 31st World Mountain Running Championships 2015 held at Betws-Y-Coed, (Conwy - North Wales).
Seven nations took the 24 medals distributed at the end of the competitions.
Leader in the medal table was Uganda with 2 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze, in front of Turkey that won 2 gold and 2 silver.
Four Nations gained a world title: USA was third in the medal table with 1 gold and 3 silver; Great Britain & N. I. fourth with 1 gold, 2 silver and 4 bronze; then in fifth position in the medal table were Czech Rep. and Italy both with 1 gold and 1 silver.
Last Nation that kept  medal was France with 1 bronze.
Perfomances of the runner were really wonderful; thousands of spectators on the track clapped their hands for the fantastic runners in a beautiful sunshine day!
Many people were involved in the organisation of the Championships, making it a great success: Officials from the County of Conwy and from the Welsh Athletics were able to do all the best!

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