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Mamu and Mayr won Tek na Smarno Goro 2016 and 18. WMRA World Cup 2016! - 02 October 2016 Print
2016wcsmarnagoramamuwinner.jpgEritrean Petro Mamu and Andrea Mayr of Austria produced convincing victories at the 37th Smarna Gora Mountain Running race, the last stop on the 2016 WMRA World Cup circuit, in the Slovenian capital Ljubljana on Saturday.
They win also 18th edition of the WMRA World Cup 2016.

Nearly 200 runners from 11 countries took part in the event on Smarna Gora, one of Slovenia's most popular mountains among hikers, runners and walkers, which sits on Ljubljana's northern outskirts.
WMRA Council member Tomo Sarf attended to the event.

18. WMRA World Cup 2016: Tek na Smarno Goro final stage! - 29 September 2016 Print
 smarnagora_2012toprunner.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 1, with its 37th edition as the final Mountain Running World Cup 2016 race.
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.

Mayr Andrea and Petro Mamu dominated at 43.Hochfelen Berglauf in Bavaria, 5 stage of WMRA World Cup. - 25 September 2016 Print
Excellent organization, ideal weather conditions and many strong international runners were the three most important characteristics of the 5th stage of the 2016 WMRA Mountain Running World Cup.
The sun just started to warm the cold clear fall morning, when a shot from real historical cannon gave the sign for 40 female and 205 male runners coming from record 20 countries to start the race on the 8,9km long course with 1075m elevation gain.

43. International Hochfelln-Mountainrace, fifth stage of 18. WMRA World Cup - 21 September 2016 Print
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.

Kistner (GER), Ayeko (UGA), Mayr (AUT) and Gray (USA) are world mountain running Champions 2016. - 12 September 2016 Print

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.


Sapareva Banya is the world’s capital of Mountain Running. - 09 September 2016 Print
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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