33. Internationaler Muttersberglauf was the second stage of 19 WMRA World Cup 2017.
The World Cup race was included in the Austrian National Championships.
The parameters of this mountain race were 8460 m and a total hight of 1180 m.
The start was in the village centre of Bludenz and the finish was near the peak of Frasen (1740 m).
Despite heavy rainfall during the whole race it was a spectacular race with extraordinarily results.
After 5 km still a group of 5 men were close together in the lead only Petro Mamu was 50 m ahead.
On the very steep trail up to the finish line Petro Mamu showed his strength and he won in the new record time of 46:45,8.
But also, the second placed Italian Francesco Puppi and the third placed Austrian champion Manuel Innerhofer were still faster than the old record.
In the lady’s race, there were no doubts about the victory of Andrea Mayr, the number one in the world of mountain running.
In excellent 54:07,1 she was more than 3 minutes ahead of the German Monique Siegel and another 3 minutes of the third placed Alexandra Hauser from Austria.
About 200 runners from 14 countries finished the Muttersberg race pushed by hundreds of spectators along the course.
A big applause to the organizer Hubert Rödhammer and his team for a well-organized race and a perfect price ceremony with the World Cup winners in the focus.
Hubert Rödhammer was disappointed that only less top runners were present in Bludenz.
One explanation is for sure that on the same day and also next weekend some national championships will take place.
WMRA Council member Wolfgang Münzel attended the event and was very impressed by the carrying-out of the event.
Full results are available on www.berglaufteam.com
Edited from Wolfgang Munzel (WMRA Council member)
Source of the pictures LOC:
on front page:
- Mayr on the track
on second page:
- women podium;
- men podium.