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Meetings between the WMRA President and members of SEGAS Board - 15 May 2010 Print
segas2010.jpgBruno Gozzelino, WMRA President had meetings and discussions with Vassilios Sevastis, President of the Hellenic Athletic Association (SEGAS), Panagiotis Dimakos, SEGAS Secretary General (on left in the photo) and Athanassios Raptis, SEGAS Competition Director (on right in the photo), over last 12th and 13th May.
WMRA President, Bruno Gozzelino was SEGAS' special guest and was invited by the Hellenic Athletic Federation in order to discuss on any kind of support aiming to the development of Mountain Running in Greece.

WMRA Grand Prix 2010 - 1. race / 13. may - 07 May 2010 Print
grand-ballon-2009-2.jpgThe Montée du Grand-Ballon in France is for the third year the WMRA Grand-Prix opening race.
For this 30th edition, the top of the Vosges (1424m) promise a very rough race with numerous top runners at the start. The French national team (bronze medal at the last European championship in Telfes) with Meyssat (photo herewith, winner in 2008 and second last year behind Jonathan Wyatt).

WMRA Anti-Doping Commission meeting - 27 April 2010 Print
antidoping.jpgThe WMRA Anti-Doping Commission met at the IAAF headquarters in Monaco on 23 April 2010.

This meeting was the occasion to review the statistics from the 2009 testing programme and to establish the testing plan for 2010 both for in-competition tests and out-of-competition tests.

Various other doping related matters such as the anti-doping regulations and therapeutic use exemptions were also discussed.

The WMRA thanks the IAAF and the Local Organisers for their continuous support to the fight against doping in Mountain Running.

First official presentation of the 26th World Mountain Running Championships, Kamnik - 08 April 2010 Print
WCh2010 contract, Papez, Smolnikar, Kukovica and SarfLjubljana, 1.April 2010 - The first official presentation of the 26th World Mountain Running Championships to the host city of Kamnik took place in the offices of the Slovenian Athletic Federation with the main representatives of the Slovenian media present.

The LOC President and Mayor of Kamnik Tone Smolnikar confirmed the importance of this event for the local community by declaring it as "the greatest sporting event ever in Kamnik". The LOC Director Dusan Papez highlighted the roles of the organizers, the course and all other technical aspects of the event. President of the Slovenian Athletic Federation Peter Kukovica described the organization of Mountain Running within the Athletic Federation and the WMRA representative Tomo Sarf explained the WMRA competition system and the current situation with the mountain running scene worldwide.

WMRA Council Meeting 23rd January 2010 Monte Carlo - 16 February 2010 Print
wmra-council-jan-2010.jpgReport by Adrian Woods

WMRA Council met as usual at the beginning of the year in Monte Carlo on 23rd January. Many discussions took place and some important decisions were taken;

WMRA President Gozzelino underlined the important fact that besides the World Championships, four Continental Championships were held in 2009 and also a Commonwealth Championships, a Balkan Championships and a Youth International. WMRA Council will also explore the possibility of adding a relay international event to the WMRA Calendar in the future.


Ethiopians Runner dominated 1st African Mountain Running Championships 2009 - 03 December 2009 Print
Ethiopian Habtamu Fikadu Awash midle_habtamu_f._awash_winner_fr_ethiopia42.03min.jpg enters in the history of mountain running like first African Mountain Running Champion. He won the Continental title finishing eleven kilometres of the 5th Obudu International Mountain Race in 42 minutes and 3 seconds, defeating Ugandan Geoffrey Kusuro, silver medallist, and Abebe Dinkesa, from Ethiopia too, as bronze medallist in the 1st African Mountain Running Championships.

Ethiopia team won also the Continental title, in front of Uganda (second) and host Country Nigeria (third).

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