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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.

25th World Mountain Running Championships 2009 - 24 November 2008 Print
Press release from the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA)
WMRA are pleased to announce that WMRA Council have received and approved an application to stage the 25th World Mountain Running Championships, 2009, from the Italian Athletic Federation (FIDAL).

European Championships - 24 November 2008 Print
European Athletics have announced that the deadline for announcing candidature for the 2011 European Championships (uphill) is 31st January 2009. This means that any EA member wishing to be considered as candidates to organise the 2011 Championships, should inform the EA office directly. There is a formal procedure to be followed.

WMRA Grand Prix - 06 October 2008 Print
New Zealand celebrate double victory in overall WMRA Grand Prix standings despite defeats in last race

Andrea MayrMitja KosovlejLjubljana, Slovenia - The final race of the seven event 2008 WMRA Mountain Running Grand Prix series was held on 4 October in Slovenia. The race chosen to host the Grand Prix final was the 29th edition of the Smarna Gora, Ljubljana. Jonathan Wyatt (NZL), as predicted, did enough to place himself first in the final GP ranking. He finished fourth today, and with 394 points was well ahead of series runner-up Marco Gaiardo (ITA) with 350 points. Winner of today’s race, Mitja Kosovelj (SLO) moved up to third in the ranking with 297 points.

In the women’s division, a new race record was set today by World champion Andrea Mayr (AUT) who won comfortably from last year’s winner, Victoria Wilkinson (GBR). Overall in the season these two finished 5th and 3rd respectively leaving the overall GP title to Anna Frost (NZL). Frost, suffering from a slight throat infection could only manage 8th in the race. Mitja Kosovelj’s sister, Mateja, made it a family celebration finishing 3rd in the race and second in the Grand Prix ranking.

So New Zealand can boast both GP winners. Wyatt and Frost are based in Europe for much of the year.

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