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Gray and Erholtz win NACAC Mountain Running Titles 2010. - 14 July 2010 Print
nacac_us_women_winner.jpgJoseph Gray and Brandy Erholtz, both of the USA, were victorious at the 7th North American Central American and Caribbean (NACAC) Mountain Running Championships on July 9th, 2010.

Canadians Taylor Murphy and Ivan Babikov rounded out the podium on the men's side.

American Megan Lund and Canadian Maria Zambrano were the second and third women respectively.

In the photo NACAC winning USA women's team: left to right: Christine Lundy, Brandy Erholtz, Megan Lund.


7th NACAC Mountain Running Championships held in Canmore, Canada on 9th July 2010: preview. - 05 July 2010 Print
2010nacac_cmtra_logo.jpgAthletes from the United States of America and Canada will go head-to-head at the seventh edition of the North America Central America and Caribbean Championships in the Canadian Rocky Mountains on 9 July 2010.

Athletes to watch from the United States include Joe Gray who was 16th at both the 2008 and 2009 World Mountain Running Championships (WMRC), Christine Lundy, (13th, 2009 WMRC), and Brandon Lord, (4th Junior, 2009 WMRC).


Eight Nations on the podium at the 9th European Mountain Running Championships: report. - 05 July 2010 Print
eaawrdwt-10.jpgTurkey with four gold and two silver,  Italy with two gold, three silver and one bronze together France with one gold and two silver and Romania with one gold and one bronze listened their anthems in Sapareva Banya at the end of the 9th European Mountain Running Championships. Also Russia (one silver and three bronze) and Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Spain and Belgium (all with one bronze) had the honour to see their athletes on the podium.
Host Country Bulgaria lost bronze medals in senior women team for only two points defeated for the third place by Russian Team.
But Bulgarian Athletics Federation with its President, Dobromir Karamarinov, and its staff, can be very satisfied for the event which was really one of best ever organised.
238 athletes, representing 24 countries, started in the four races, in a beautiful sunshine day.
For the first time ever present one athlete from Latvia.
In total the nations participants were: Armenia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Rep., France, Germany, Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Former Republic  of Macedonia, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Serbia, Turkey and Ukraine.
Officials from Norway and Greece were also present at the event.

9th European Mountain Running Championships in Sapareva Banya (BUL) on 4th July 2010:preview. - 29 June 2010 Print
emrc2010jpg.jpgemrch2010lf.jpgOn 4th July 2010 the 9th European Mountain Running Championships will be held in Bulgaria, in Sapareva Banya. 

243 athletes from 26 European Athletic Federations are set to partecipate in the senior and junior category races for both men and women. 
National Athletic Federations which confirmed their presence are:

Armenia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Rep., France, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Germany, Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovak Rep., Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey and Ukraine.

Fifth WMRA Youth Challenge 2010 in Sauze d'Oulx (Italy): a great success. - 28 June 2010 Print
youth2010a.jpegEleven nations participated and four different National anthems were played on the Sauze d'Oulx stage.
The team present were: Bulgaria, England, Germany, Ireland, Poland, Russia, Scotland, Slovenia, Turkey, Wales and Italy.

The fifth WMRA Youth Challenge, raced last weekend in the Susa Valley (Piedmont - Italy) was very exciting, with thrilling competitions on the same hill that hosted in 2004 the World Mountain Running Trophy and in 2006 the Freestyle Ski Winter Olympic Games.

A 1.400 meters circuit, drawn through the city center and the ski slopes, was the setting of this game that brought onto the podium a total of six different nations, all competing in memory of Marco Germanetto, the young Talented Italian tragically lost in 1999.


Visit by Bruno Gozzelino, WMRA President, in Albania: 27th World M. R. Ch. and WMRA Calendar 2011. - 25 June 2010 Print
albania.jpgTuesday, 22nd June 2010, in Tirana, in the presence of Sergey Bubka, IAAF Vice President, IOC member and President of Council Ukrainian Olympic Committee, and of Bruno Gozzelino, WMRA President, Gjergji Ruli, President of the Federation Athletics Albania (AAF - Federated Shqiptare and Atletikes), with the assistance of Nikolin Dionisi, AAF General Secretary, (see photo) has officially announced that Albania has interest for sending the application in way to organize the 27th World Mountain Running Championships 2011 in Albania.

Bamir Topi, President of Albania, prof. Sali Berisha, Albanian Prime Minister, and mr. Agim Fagu, President of Albanian National Olympic Committee, with mr. Stavri Bello, General Secretary of Albanian National Olympic Committee supported this declaration of interest, ensuring full support for the nomination in every respect.


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