Trofeo Vanoni, the epic mountain race, is taking place as always on the last Sunday of October, the 27th. This will be the 62nd edition of the race, a fact which shows the deep history of this race, and another page of that history is about to be written.
Immortalized by the sports journalist Maurizio Torri as the "World Championship of Dead Leaves" due to its colourful autumnal timing the race has a hall of fame that reads like a â€˜Whoâ€™s Whoâ€™ of mountain running for the last half a century. The GS CSI Morbegno this year is working hard to stage a sporting event of international scope to live up to reputation.
Mamu and Murigi put their names on the Smarna Gora Race as Douglas and McCormack finally get to lift the 2019 World Cup Trophies
The two Africans were victorious in Ljubljana, Slovenia today at the 2019 World Cup Final held on the Smarna Gora Mountain - today in its 40th edition. But the ultimate biggest smiles were on the faces of Andy Douglas and Sarah McCormack, bringing to a close their campaigns to win the World Cup. Itâ€™s the day of their World triumph and is a reward for a full season of strong and consistent running. Douglas from Scotland and the Irish woman Sarah McCormack got to raise the 2019 Mountain Running World Cup represented by the crystal trophies today.
St. Maryâ€™s Hill overlooking the capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana plays host once again to the final round (#7) of the World Cup of Mountain Running. Everything is ready for the Smarna Gora Race celebrating its 40 year anniversary. Once again it will be this great classic of the Slovenian mountain running scene that defines the final World Cup ranking.
Highlights from the recent World Masters Championships held in Puglia, Italy show this lovely southern town of Capo Gagliano and it's beautiful coastline where more than 1000 Masters (over 35yrs) runners competed to become the World Champion for their age categories. (Photo: Marco Gulberti)
It's been announced that Ambleside in the UK's Lake District will be the venue for the 2020 International U18 Mountain Running Cup. Athletes from around the world will parade through Ambleside to launch a weekend festival of mountain running.
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