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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).

1st African Mountain Running Championships - 26 November 2009 Print
thumb_1st_african_championships.jpg Important event for mountain running in Africa. 1st African Mountain Running Championships for men(individual and team) will be held on next 28th November 2009 in Nigeria, with the 5th edition of the Obudu Ranch park International Mountain Race. Six African Athletic Federations has sent their national team: Cameroon, Egypt, Eritrea, Kenya, Uganda and, of course, host Country, Nigeria.

LOC is waiting confirm from other National Federations, first of all Ethiopia.

52nd Trofeo Vanoni - Morbegno (Italy), 25th Oct. 2009 - International MR relay race - 12 October 2009 Print

Mariagrazia RobertiIt was a wonderful day for all mountain running supporters in Morbegno, Northern Italy, at the famous Trofeo Vanoni Race. A total of 130 relay teams participated in the race, along with 50 women and 300 youth competitors in the junior race for a total of 740 runners.

The course was a technical 7 kilometers (500 meters climb) for the men's race, and 5 kilometers (300 meters climb) for the ladies race.


Excitement for the Champions - 12 October 2009 Print

marc_lauenstein.jpgWith a surprising and also untouchable winner the World Mountain Running Long Distance Challenge ended yesterday in Söll. Marc Lauenstein (Swiss) won the Kaisermarathon with almost 6 minutes advance before all-time-Kaisermarathon-favorite Jonathan Wyatt, who did a real great finish. The third place went to Ricky Lightfoot from England. Only a few seconds away from the medal winners there was Raymond Kemboi Chemungo from Kenia, but his team was able to win the team-ranking.

The ladies-ranking the last-year-winner Anna Pichrtova (Czech) again dominated. In a fantastic time of 3.28.57 she finished the Kaisermarathon, and so she was only 23 minutes away from the new Champion.


6th World Long Distance Mountain Running Challenge - 09 October 2009 Print
muddy_race_in_2008.jpgSoll / Austria, 10.Oct.2009

The World Long Distance Mountain Running Challenge is regarded has one of the WMRA's premiere racing events. WMRA rules state that the event must be connected to mountain running races with tradition and reputation and this year the event forms part of the "Kaisermarathon" which takes place in the Austrian tourist resort of Soll.

Mountain running festival on the Smarna gora - 05 October 2009 Print
toninelli-and-krupicka.jpgLjubljana, Slovenia - Not only that The Šmarna gora race was this year celebrating its 30th anniversary and is one of the mountain running races with the longest tradition, but it was again holding the Grand prix final and was therefore a unique event.

On sunny Saturday, 3rd of October, more than 250 runners competed on steep slopes of Šmarna gora. Nine kilometers of the technical and slippery track were not a problem for the race winner Antonio Toninelli (ITA) that defeated Robert Krupicka (CZE) on second place and his colleague Marco De Gasperi (ITA) who finished third.


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