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Waiting for 11. World Masters Mountain Running Championships 2011 in Paluzza (Italy). - 14 September 2011 Print
2011master1.jpg1015 master athletes will arrive from 26 Nations around the world, in Paluzza, for 11. World Master Mountain Running Championships 2011: the village of Paluzza looks like a construction site in a rush.
11. World Masters Mountain Running Championship 2011 is starting in Paluzza, the village in the North eastern part of Italy, close to Udine, on next Saturday 17. September.
LOC hopes that the record of the entries could make possible that the higher number of runners that the "World Masters Mountain Running Championships" have ever had could be present.
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Eleven nations took medals at the 27th World Mountain Running Championships 2011 in Tirana, Albania. - 13 September 2011 Print
2011wchwinnerm.jpgEleven nations took medals at the 27th World Mountain Running Championships in Tirana, Albania on 11th September 2011.
The Albanian LOC were impressive with their marketing and hospitality. The beach resort of Durres provided the ‘athletes village' and offered cool accommodation in the oppressive heat that many struggled with on race day. Many athletes will reflect on their wonderful experiences with a particularly welcoming host city of Tirana and the volunteer ambassadors that provided and enriching initiation to Albania.
A fabulous welcome from the Albanian President and Minister of Sport was backed up with five hours of live television coverage. Their welcome preceded a professional and entertaining opening ceremony. 
The elite mountain runners from across the world were treated to an insight into the culture of Albania and the impressive landscapes it has to offer, which included having the highest average altitude in Europe- perhaps a perfect fitting for the sport of mountain running!
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An historical moment for mountain running: 27. World Mountain Running Championships 2011 in Tirana. - 07 September 2011 Print
2011previewwch.jpgTirana, the capital of mysterious Albania will host the 27th World Mountain Running Championships.
Although Albania is a mountainous country with the highest peak Korab (2764m), the mountain running as sport discipline has just stared to develop in this part of the world.
It is one of the first time, that a country with no Mountain running tradition is hosting the Championships. Even more, in 2011 Albanian runners participated World's top event for the first time.
It was a great job for the WMRA Delegates, Bruno Gozzelino and Raimondo Balicco to coordinate the work of the LOC that accepted the job with plenty of enthusiasm and energy with the clear goal - to organize a perfect sport event.
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Gold Medal for Venezuela and Ecuador to 6. the CONSUDATLE Mountain Running Championships 2011. - 08 August 2011 Print
2011consudatle1.jpgEcuador and Venezuela have won gold medals at the 6. CONSUDATLE Mountain Running Championships which took place in Caracas, in the vicinity of Parque Nacional Warairarepano.
2011 South American mountain running Champions are Pedro Ramos (Ecuador) and Jaimes Mileydis (Venezuela).
Finally four Nations were present at the Championships this year: Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil and Venezuela.
In the future it would be possible to increase the number of Nations involved, specially in case that some National Athletic Federations (like for sample Peru and Chile) would include inside the Federation the atheltic discipline of mountain running.
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6. CONSUDATLE Mountain Running Championships in Caracas: preview. - 04 August 2011 Print

2011consudatlech.logo.jpgOn next 7. August  the 6. CONSUDATLE Mountain Running Championships will be in the National Park El Avila of Caracas.
Distance race for women will be 8 km. instead for men the track will be long 12km.
At this moment have confirmed the presence athletes coming from three Nations: Colombia, Brasil and Venezuela, but other entries are expected by LOC.


News by Marcos Oviedo







4. WMRA G.P. Race in Mayrhofen (3. Harakiri): Weldemariam beats Arslan and Confortola beats Krkoc! - 01 August 2011 Print
2011gpautwinnermen.jpgAfter nearly two weeks of rain in the eastern part of the alps at the Harakiri-weekend the sun was the first winner!
Like the first two years we had a perfect summer-picnic-feeling in Mayrhofen and runners from more than 20 nations who came together to run up the Mount Penken.
Exactly after 50 minutes and 0 seconds, Silver Medallist from the last World Mountain Running Championships, Azarya Weldemariam, from Eritrea, touched the tape at the finish-line after a really hard fight 23 seconds before the recently crowned five-time European Mountain Running Champion, Ahmet Arslan from Turkey.
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