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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.

Smarna gora to host the WMRA Grand Prix 2013 final. - 30 September 2013 Print
2013_gpfinalmatejakosovelj.jpgThe International Smarna Gora Mountain Running Race remains one of the highlights of the mountain running season, and its rich tradition will continue on Saturday, October 5, with its 34th edition.
In the fall season of 1979 running enthusiasts from Ljubljana, Slovenia's capital, decided to organize a race to the top of one of the most popular mountains in Slovenia at Smarna Gora.
Nobody envisaged that it would become such a massive event with worldwide popularity. 
The WMRA Grand Prix champions of the world will again be crowned this Saturday at this magnificent mountain peak.

Eritrean triumph at Asitzberglauf-Austria to 5th Grand Prix race 2013. - 16 September 2013 Print
2013_5gppetromamo.jpgPetro Mamo from Eritrea, 2012 World champion, was clear winner of the 5th AsitzBeglauf, 28 seconds ahead of his team mate Tekle Yossief, 2010 junior world champion.
Another Eritrean, Teklay Azerya was third which was enough to come on the first position in the current WMRA Grand Prix ranking.
In the women's race, Slovenian Mateja Kosovelj crossed the finish line in front of Antonella Confortola.


5. Asitz Summit Mountain Run 2013 next stage of WMRA Grand Prix 2013. - 13 September 2013 Print
2013leogangoldstart.jpgThe Asitz Summit Mountain Run in Saalfelden Leogang has been classed as part of the Mountain Running Grand Prix by the IAAF for the first time this year and will probably feature a mountain running duel of the highest level between the ex-Mountain Running World Champion and new King of the Dolomites Petro Mamo and the three times World vice Champion, Azaria Teklay - both from Eritrea.
This unique encounter between two ‘gazelles' on Austrian soil will probably result in a sudden improvement in the track record held by Alexander Rieder.
Mitja Kosovelj, current World Long Distance Mountain Running challenge winner, will also test this new international course.

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