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Mountain Running Seminar in Turkey for Turkish coaches. - 02 May 2014 Print
tur_seminar_2014_a.jpegA successful Mountain Running Seminar was recently held between 23 -25 April in Antalya, Kemer, Turkey.
The seminar was organised by Erhan Basoglu, WMRA council member, and Hasan Babac, member of the European Mountain Running Commission.

It was supported by the Turkish Athletic Federation (TAF) and World Mountain Running Association (WMRA) and was attending by 15 of Turkey's endurance and mountain running coaches from across the country.
The speakers included WMRA Council member Erhan Basoglu (TUR) and WMRA secretary Adrian Woods (GBR).

Great work and interesting news for the WMRA Council Meeting held at Monte Carlo. - 17 January 2014 Print
The World Mountain Running Association (WMRA) concluded three days of meetings on January 12, 2014, in Monte Carlo, Monaco, where the organization is headquartered.
Led by president Bruno Gozzelino, the eight-member council plus honorary member Pierre Weiss and IAAF Officials Paul Hardy and David Okeyo reviewed agenda items including a recap of competitions held in 2013, upcoming competitions, administrative details, as well as regulations governing the WMRA’s various activities (honorary member Raimondo Balicco was the only absent council member).

The WMRA Working Group had updated the rules and regulations documents for competition and revised some aspects of the Constitution and these were agreed by council with some decisions to be given final approval by Congress in September.
David Okeyo had been encouraged by the excellent work of the council and confirmed the continued support of the IAAF acknowledging that mountain running was “growing very fast”. He praised the council members for giving their free time to run the sport and for producing such a vast amount of activity with a small budget to achieve it.

Uganda and Kenya won titles at 5th African Mountain Running Championships 2013 - 23 November 2013 Print
2013obuduwm.jpgThe 5. Edition of African Mountain Running Championship at Obudu (Nigeria) offered a great show for the discipline.
The race, held in Nigeria on November 23rd 2013, together the Night Obudu International Mountain had 112 runners started: 71 in the men event  and 41 in the women race.

Finally were present teams of 4 countries: Uganda, Cameroon, Kenya and of course Nigeria.
Also runners from Ethiopia took part to the competition.

5th African Mountain Running Championships 2013 - 19 November 2013 Print
obudustart2012.jpgAfter that last year, with a lot of changes (starting from the kind of track), also this 5. Edition of African Mountain Running Championship at Obudu (Nigeria) will be hosted in Nigeria on November 23rd 2013, together the Night Obudu International Mountain Race
It will be the second time that the route of the track of the race will respect WMRA parameters.
This year 6 countries, Eritrea, Uganda, Cameroon, Kenya, Ethiopia and of course Nigeria will take part in the African Nations championships: in total 147 runners untried and of them 61 are Foreign Athletes that will be present, comprising of 43 men and 18 women.

WMRA Calendar 2014 finalized at Tallinn:in Italy 30. WMRA World M. R. Champs. 2014 on 13. September. - 11 October 2013 Print
imag5976.jpgCasette di Massa, located at the foot of the Apuan Alps in the Tuscany region of Italy, will host the 30th WMRA World Mountain Running Championships on Saturday, September 13, 2014.
WMRA President Bruno Gozzelino present at Tallinn during the European Athletic Association Convention finalised the WMRA Calendar for 2014.

FIDAL announced the organization of a wonderful competition linked with special and spectacular news.
WMRA is confident that the next edition will be one of the best World Mountain Running Championships ever organized.
Italy - as all know very well - is a top leader Country in the world in the discipline of mountain running under a lot of aspects: for the result of the Italian runners with their wonderful coaches and also for the organization of world events like the World Mountain Running Championships.
In fact on the 2014 there will be the eighth time that Italy will organize the World Mountain Running Championship!
WMRA Organisational Delegate will be Galia Puhaleva (Bulgaria) and WMRA Techincal Delegate will be Tomo Sarf (Slovenia).

Eritrean Tekle Yossief and Italian Alica Gaggi winners at Smarna Gora 2013, final G.P. race. - 05 October 2013 Print
2013_gpsmarnagaggi.jpgA fantastic finale to the 15th WMRA GP final unfolded in this superb race as the competing athletes for the race podium and final rankings in the Grand Prix battled hard for positions.
The traditional pre-event dinner to the International Smarna Gora race hosted on Friday evening by The LOC and presided over by event organiser Tomo Sarf was attended by many of the top contenders for this famous mountain race on Saturday.
Great friendships and old rivalries were renewed in a wonderful welcoming atmosphere which set the scene for the final of the WMRA Grand Prix series of International Mountain Races for 2013 on the beautiful mountain of Smarna Gora set on the edge of Ljublijana.

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