Rain Falls; Runners Climb At The Smarna Gora Record Mountain Race

Written by Richard Bolt for the World Mountain Running Association. Photos: Smarna Gora Race.

Rainy weather didn’t stop some of the world’s best mountain runners as they ascended Smarna Gora at Slovenia’s premier uphill mountain race yesterday. Smarna Gora Record – a 1.8 km grueling climb with 360 meters of ascent – is also a World Mountain Running Association (WMRA) associate race. Local favorite Timotej Becan (SLO) won the men’s race in 11:13 while multiple world champion and six-time Smarna Gora Mountain Race winner Andrea Mayr (AUT) won the women’s race in 12:36. Andrea broke the women’s previous course record of 13:18 was set by Mateja Kosovelj (SLO) in 2006.

Timotej Becan (SLO)

Complete results of Friday’s Smarna Gora Record Run can be found here: https://www.timingljubljana.si/rezultati.aspx?IDtekme=4192&tip=B

A replay of the Smarna Gora Record race can be found at: https://www.timingljubljana.si/rezultati.aspx?IDtekme=4192&tip=B

Tune in this morning (Saturday, October 1 at 10:10 AM CET for the 43rd running of the Smarna Gora Mountain Race; a WMRA World Cup silver race.

Live-streaming will be available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pV8XaB0THHw&feature=youtu.be&themeRefresh=1

Isaco Costa (ITA), RIchard Bolt (USA) and Tiziano Livan (ITA). Isaco and Tiziano will be racing this morning at Smarna Gora.

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