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WMRA President Danny Hughes died - 12 February 2009 Print
danny_hughes.jpgIt is with deep regret that we report the sudden death of Danny Hughes on Monday morning (9th February) of a heart attack aged 72 yrs. Danny was born in 1936 and lived in Cumbria, GBR. After graduation from university he worked as a nuclear engineer for 36 years.

He was a lifelong competitor on the hills and became English Masters (50) Champion in 1987 and 1988, and British Masters (50) Champion in 1988.

In the early 1980s it was Danny's vision to make mountain running an international sport. In 1984 he was one of the founder members of the ICMR and he became the first General Secretary. After the tragic death of president Angelo De Biasi, he became president of the ICMR, which later became the WMRA. Danny's tireless work has led to the recognition of mountain running by the IAAF and the acceptance of Championship status for the World Trophy.

The World Mountain Running Association will this year celebrate its 25th anniversary - sadly without its figurehead, Danny Hughes.

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World Long Distance Mountain Running Challenge 2011 - 06 February 2009 Print

Slovenia have announced  their intention to bid for World Long Distance Mountain Running Challenge 2011.
WMRA Council will consider all bids and make a decision in January 2010


WMRA Grand Prix 2009 - 02 February 2009 Print
The 2009 World Mountain Running Championships is included in this years Grand Prix

Jon Tvedt dies. - 20 January 2009 Print
norway_2008_091.jpgJon Tvedt, Norwegian mountain runner died on January 11th 2009 during a training run.

The run went up to a mountain called Gullfjellet, just outside Bergen, together with his brother Øyvind and his training partner Jan Fjærestad. It is normally a three hour run and one Jon did most Sundays. It was extremely bad weather with lot of wind and an mixture of rain and snow. After passing the top at about 1000 m, on the way down again, Jon got very tired and startet to totter.

Photo: Danny Hughes

4th Obudu Ranch International Mountain Race Report - 02 December 2008 Print
Saturday, 29 November 2008
World Mountain Running champion, Andrea Mayr holds off road running super-stars, but Wyatt fades, as course records fall - Obudu Ranch Mountain Race

4th Obudu Ranch International Mountain Race - 24 November 2008 Print
The Worlds Richest Mountain Race
Silver medallists clash

This a title proudly claimed by the organisers of the Obudu Ranch International Mountain race in Cross River state, Nigeria to be held on 29h November.

It is indeed justified with a prize list from first to tenth positions of $50,000; $15,000, $9,000 down to $2,000. Unusually for an African event, the women will receive exactly the same prize money as the men. This has attracted two of the worlds leading female endurance athletes.

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