The Drei Zinnen Alpine Run exceeded all expectations today. 900 runners and 2 new race records and perfect weather provided an unforgettable experience in the heart of the Italian Dolomite mountains for everyone involved. It was Sarah Tunstall (ENG) and Petro Mamu (ERI) who took the wins and provided some additional spice in the race to the World Cup title.
It's time for the Drei Zinnen Alpine Run in the heart of the Dolomiti mountains in northern Italy. With the end of summer fast approaching and the first signs of autumn in the air it's also a decisive time for the World Cup. With the final two races taking place in the next month for the 2019 World Cup season it will be time to see who the new champions will be even if the top two positions in women and men's categories are looking difficult to reach given the top performances and in particular their level of participation in the race events. It goes to show that by participating you can reach a high position in the overall ranking.
A chance to run and race in a UNESCO World Heritage site welcomes all participants at the Drei Zinnen Alpine run that finishes beneath the iconic dolomite peaks of the Tre Cime di Lavaredo starting in the region of Alto Adige in Italy.
Itay hosted a wonderful celebration of history and competition at the U18 International Mountain Running Cup on the weekend. Something that has never happened before saw the top 3 positions on the podium filled by one country in both the boys and girls competitions. Something never before seen at a World Mountain Running event.
Under 18 International Mountain Running Cup takes place in the heart of the Roman town of Susa in northern Italy this coming Saturday.
This unique event already has a strong history and here are the results from the past years and the list of all the teams coming to Susa (Italy) for 2019. An amazing history with runners that have gone on to do great things in later years and senior races such as Yeman Crippa (European Senior 5000m champion), Davide Magnini (Skyrunning and World Mountain running medalist), Nadia Battocletti (European Junior Cross Country Champ).
We can also see more names that have come through the U18 (Youth Cup) results suchs as Xavier Chevrier and Jacob Adkin, both European Senior Mountain Running Champions. Xavier won silver and gold in 2006/2007, and Jacob was 8th in 2013.
It was the day of falling records in Zinal, Switzerland for round 5 of the World Mountain Running World Cup and it was Kilian Jornet Burgada (Esp) who arrived home first breaking the record from Jonathan Wyatt (Nzl) by clocking an incredible 2h25.35 for the 31km mountainous course. Not long after the women's record was also smashed when Maude Mathys (Sui) with a dominating start to finish run surprised all with her powerful performance taking 5 minutes from the record held by Anna Pichrtova (Cze) since 2008
The World Mountain Running Association World Cup comes to a peak point of the season with the iconic Sierre-Zinal in Switzerland.
This year the Swiss race has assembled the best ever elite field in mountain running: something impossible to miss for lovers of offroad running. With such a field, organizers think that Jonathan Wyattâ€™s race record of 2h29.12 from 2003 could be really in danger. Legendary six times Sierre-Zinal winner Kilian Jornet Burgada (Esp) will be the favourite but he is up against ultrarunner Jim Walmsley (Usa) who clocked last May the new World Record along 50miles. Jim has good history in the shorter distance running so expect him to push Jornet hard even if it's Jim's first time racing it.
Henri Aimonod (Ita) is the 2019 winner of PizTriVertiKal in 34.50 with one of the smartest races ever. In only the final 15meters he was able to overtake Filimon Abraham (Eri) who lead the race till that point. The Italian was helped by an amazing crowd who supported and cheered him all over the course. Abraham started fast and he dueled with European champ Jacob Adkin (Gbr) . Abraham at the end was second in 35.00 while Adkin clocked in 35.27 to secure third place. Fourth place went to Patrick Facchini (Ita) in 35.57 as second italian while Timothy Kirui (Ken) completed the top 5 in 36.31.