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Information about Final Grand Prix race 2012. - 19 September 2012 Print

logo_iaaf_permit.jpgThe mountain race at Bursa, Turkey, on September 23, 2012 was to be the Final race of the WMRA Grand Prix 2012 program, but was canceled due to organizational problems.
Within the next 24 hours, the WMRA will provide an update about the status of the Final race of the WMRA Grand Prix 2012 which will be promptly posted on the on the WMRA  webpage.




USA, Austria and Switzerland: gold medals at the 9. World Long Distance Mountain Running Champ. 2012 - 10 September 2012 Print
2012ldmrchcooly.jpgTwo wonderful sunshine days welcomed the runners to the 20. Jungfrau Marathon, valid like 9. WMRA World Long Distance Mountain Running Challenge 2012, held at Interlaken, Switzerland.
6317 were in total the runners who finished races: 4868 men and 1449 women and more than two hundred runner did not arrived to the finish. A record of participants!
Medal table of the 9. WMRA World Long Distance Mountain Running Challenge 2012 saw USA with 4 medals (2 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze) in the leader position, then Austria with 3 medals (1 each gold silver and bronze), Hosting Country Switzerland with 2 medals (1 gold and 1 silver), Slovenia with 1 silver medal and Germany and Kenya with 1 bronze each.
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20. Jungfrau-Marathon: two Marathons at World Long Distance Mountain Running Challenge 2012 - 06 September 2012 Print
2012ldrmchprev1.jpgAfter 2007 the Word Mountain Running Association (WMRA) has chosen the Jungfrau-Marathon for the second time to organize the World Long Distance Mountain Running Challenge.
The women world champion will be chosen on 8 September 2012.
The men's world championships race will take place on 9 September 2012.
On Saturday all the women categories as well as the men categories M50 to M70 will start for the race.
On Sunday the men categories M20, M40 and M45 will start for the race.
The starting time for both marathons (Saturday and Sunday) will be 9 am.
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28. World Mountain Running Championships 2012: in Italy the record of nations competing. - 03 September 2012 Print
2012wchswinbel.jpgA record 40 nations competed in 28. World Mountain Running Championships 2012 in Ponte di Legno, Italy with eleven nations earning medals in the four events.
The LOC from the Italian villages of Temu, Tonale and Ponte di Legno were impressive with their quality of course and hospitality.
The weather was rainy for the two days preceding the race, but race day saw the Vallemonica area host fantastic conditions for mountain running with temperatures between 10-15 degrees C with just a slight breeze.
Medal table of the event saw five Countries that won titles.
2 gold medals each for Turkey (plus 2 silver and 1 bronze), for Eritrea (plus 1 silver) and for Uganda, whilst one gold medal each for USA (plus 1 bronze) and for Austria. Italy won four medals in total: 3 silver and 1 bronze. Germany won 1 silver and 1 bronze medal, and Great Britain 1 silver. Bronze medals also for Russia (two) and for Slovenia and Switzerland (one each).
There were many supporters from the mountain running families of Menici, Agostini, Donati and the team of volunteers hosted a challenging course.
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Vallecamonica is ready to host the 28. World Mountain Running Championships 2012. - 29 August 2012 Print
2012wchlogo.jpgThe Atletic Vallecamonica Club with its member under the direction of the General Director Innocente Agostini, together all the people living at Temù and Ponte di Legno Vallecamonica,  are ready to host on next week end the 28. World Mountain Running Championships.
This is the seventh time that World Mountain Running Championships is held in Italy.
The uphill race is really a technic track and it will be a perfect terrain for the battle among the top mountain runners for the world titles 2012.
The finish line will be at Tonale Pass, a very famous place in the Italian Alps.
It was a great job for the WMRA delegates Raimondo Balicco and Tomo Sarf to coordinate the work of the LOC that accepted the job with plenty of enthusiasm and energy with the clear goal - to organize a good sport event.
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Ugandan Stephen Kiprotich, Marathon Olympic Champion 2012, shows that mountain running is athletics! - 25 August 2012 Print
kiprotich2010kamnika.jpgStephen Kiprotich run the race of his life to become only the second Ugandan to win Olympic Gold (John Akii-Bua won the 400m hurdles in the 1972 Games in Munich to bag the first ever gold).
He is a long-distance  runner and his career shows to everybody that among the discipline of athletics there is also mountain running.
Uganda Athletics Federation was one  of the first Federation in Africa that considered mountain running as discipline of athletics and decided that a great number of its runners must take part to international mountain races, at the same time competing in marathon or cross country or track (10 km., 5 km.  or 3.000 mt steeplechase): it seems a winning policy!
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