Posts Categorized: WMRA

New initiatives on tap for the World Mountain Running Association in 2018

New initiatives on tap for the World Mountain Running Association in 2018: Wyatt leads Council with action-oriented style. Newly minted World Mountain Running Association (WMRA) president Jonathan Wyatt (New Zealand), led the seven-member council in its first meeting of the new year on January 13-14, in Monaco, home of the International Association of Athletics Federations… Read more »

2018 International Youth Mountain Running Cup – Team USA Selection

This year marks the 13th edition of the WMRA International Mountain Running Youth Cup. This year’s course is an up/down hill circuit. Estimated distance is between 4.5 and 5.5 kilometers. Distance and course details will be included in early 2018. This event provides an excellent opportunity for talented young runners to experience not only international… Read more »

2018 US Mountain Running Team Selection Criteria

The 2018 USATF Mountain Running Championships to be held at Loon Mountain in Lincoln, New Hampshire on Sunday, July 8, 2018, will be the sole selection race for the U.S. Mountain Running Team where the top 4 men and top 4 women to finish will earn spots on the team.  Athletes must be USATF members… Read more »

Team USA leads medal count at NACAC Mountain Running Championships

In spite of Team Mexico winning individual golds, Team USA led the medal count with five of the 12 medals awarded at this year’s 14th North American, Central American and Caribbean (NACAC) Mountain Running Championships in Golden, BC, Canada. A deep USA men’s squad led the scoring to take gold in the team competition with… Read more »

US Masters Mountain Runners take on the World Championships

Written by ATRA Executive Director Nancy Hobbs. The World Mountain Running Association, in partnership with the World Masters Athletics, annually oversees a world championship event in the sport for athletes ages 35 to 79. This year’s 17th WMRA/WMA Masters Mountain Running Championships held in Pruske, Slovak Republic, on Saturday, September 2, and there was truly… Read more »

Silver Medal Winning Team USA shares experiences from the World Long Distance Mountain Running Championships

Written by Nancy Hobbs, Treasurer, World Mountain Running Association. Photos by Richard Bolt, USA Team Leader. Editors Note: This article was updated on October 20, 2017 to show Francisco Puppi (Italy) as the winner of the men’s race after Petro Mamu was disqualified for a doping violation.  Following the US silver medal day – two… Read more »

Silver Times Three for Team USA

Written by Nancy Hobbs, Treasurer, World Mountain Running Association. Photos by Richard Bolt, USA Team Leader. Editors Note: The Team USA men’s results in this article have been updated following the disqualification of Petro Mamu for a doping violation.  Team USA secured two team silver medals, an individual silver and individual bronze at this year’s… Read more »

Team USA shares experiences from the World Mountain Running Championships

Written by Nancy Hobbs, USATF Mountain Ultra Trail Council Chairperson. Following the US haul of five medals – three bronze, one silver, and a gold – from yesterday’s competition at the 33rd World Mountain Running Championships, the athletes reflect on the course and the experience. Junior Competition: Distance – 6.5 kilometers with 1800+- feet of… Read more »