Posts Tagged: mountain running

2023 International U18 Mountain Running Cup – Team USA Selection

In 2023, the 16th edition of the World Mountain Running Association’s (WMRA) International U18 Mountain Running Cup will be held in Annecy, France, May 26-27. This invitation-only event provides a unique opportunity for youth mountain runners from around the world to test themselves against the world’s best. Much more rugged than the typical U.S. high… Read more »

Spanish Pyrenees To Host 2024 World Masters Mountain Running Championships

Announcement from the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA). Above photo: Ruben Fueyo. Spain will host the World Mountain Running Masters Championship for the first time in 2024. This championship is organized jointly by the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA) and World Masters Athletics (WMA). It will be the 23rd edition of an event born back… Read more »

Italy’s Valsir Extend Mountain Running World Cup Support To 2024

Announcement from the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA) written by Alexander Beaven. ATRA founder Nancy Hobbs is also the WMRA General Secretary. Above photo: Marco Gulberti. After the great experience of the 2022 Mountain Running World Cup, Valsir and the WMRA are happy to announce that their partnership will be renewed for the next two… Read more »

Sierre-Zinal Race Winner Mark Kangogo Tests Positive For Two Banned Substances

Kenyan runner and 2022 Sierre-Zinal mountain race winner Mark Kangogo has been provisionally suspended after testing positive for 2 banned substances at August’s Sierre-Zinal. Sierre-Zinal was part of the WMRA Mountain Running World Cup and the Golden Trail World Series. Above photo by Marco Gulberti. The banned substances in question are norandrosterone & triamcinolone acetonide…. Read more »

Top 5 Takeaways From A U.S. Mountain Running Team Coach

This article was written by Andrew Simmons and first appeared in the Fall 2022 edition of our Trail Times newsletter. It was an honor and privilege to be a coach for the U.S. U18 Mountain Running Team this past June in Saluzzo, Italy, for the WMRA U18 International Mountain Running Youth Cup. This was an… Read more »

Mountain Running Double-Header Coming to Slovenia’s Šmarna Gora

This weekend Slovenia will host a pair of historic mountain running races in the rugged hills overlooking the capital of Ljubljana. First organized in 1979, the Šmarna gora mountain running race has grown from a local race to becoming internationally recognized as an World Athletics (formerly IAAF) permit race in 2001 and most recently hosting… Read more »

Dobson and Gray Take Down Records at Mt. Baldy Run-to-the-Top

The 57th edition of the Mt. Baldy Run-to-the-Top will go down in history as the most competitive race of all-time because not one, but two, decades-old records were broken in a span of 10 minutes and 25 seconds. The motivation: a $3,000 course record premium for both male and female participants if they broke the… Read more »

2022 Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon Elite Field Preview

The world’s top mountain runners will be gathering in Manitou Springs, Colorado, at the base of Pikes Peak, “America’s Mountain,” for the 67th edition of the historic Pikes Peak Marathon races. The event weekend consists of two main races: The Pikes Peak Ascent, a half marathon (13.32 miles) to the summit on Saturday and the… Read more »

Robert Loic and Joyce Njeru Win Canfranc-Canfranc 16k in Spain

Written by Sergio Mayayo for the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA). Photos by Ruben Fueyo and Marcel Matanin. Canfranc Classic 16k – Njeru seals overall title while Loic breaks course record After the inaugural edition of the Canfranc Vertical (4k/D+927m) saw wins for Kenya’s Joyce Njeru and Spain’s Daniel Osanz on the evening of September… Read more »

Daniel Osanz and Joyce Njeru Win Spain’s Canfranc-Canfranc Vertical

Written by Sergio Mayayo for the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA). Photos by Ruben Fueyo. The inaugural edition of the Canfranc Canfranc Vertical Kilometer, part of the Valsir Mountain Running World Cup, stood up to the enormous expectations generated: A spectacular course, a world elite field and a close fight to the finish line ended… Read more »

Canfranc-Canfranc – Kenyan World Cup Leaders vs European Medalists

Announcement from World Mountain Running Association World Cup event Canfranc-Canfranc. Photos by Mayayo and Yhabril. Spain’s Canfranc-Canfranc mountain running race celebrates its 16th edition this 2022 with its best ever field of contenders. It is a vital event for mountain sports in Aragon, whose reputation continues to grow year after year fueled by the beauty of… Read more »

Joseph DeMoor and Lauren Gregory Top Americans at Vertical Nasego

Written by Maria Ávila for the World Mountain Running Association. Photos: Marco Gulberti and Giacomo Meneghello at Corsa in Montagna. Veteran U.S. mountain runners Joseph DeMoor (pictured above) and Lauren Gregory broke the top 10 at a competitive Vertical Nasego race yesterday; a gold label race in the WMRA Mountain Running World Cup. DeMoor finished 7th… Read more »

Italy’s Nasego Hosts a Double Mountain Race Weekend

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Written by María Avila for the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA). American Trail Running Association (ATRA) executive director Nancy Hobbs is the WMRA general secretary. Nasego in Italy is the next stop for the Valsir Mountain Running World Cup. On this occasion, top athletes will compete for their place on the ranking during a double… Read more »

Ireland Set For Saturday’s World Masters Mountain Running Championships

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This coming Saturday, the 21st annual World Masters Mountain Running Championships takes place in Clonmel, Ireland. While Ireland has had strong representation at World Mountain Running Association (WMRA) events for several decades, this will be the first time this unique world championships for athletes ages 35 to 79 has been held on the emerald island…. Read more »