On Sunday 26 August the Memorial Partigiani Stellina celebrates its 30th birthday. The first edition was organized in 1989, when a group of friends animated by the passion for mountain running, Adriano Aschieris, Mario Pisano and Don Gianpiero Piardi, with the support of local club Atletica Susa, gave life together with the Bolaffi family and the Olympic champion of Rome 1960 Livio Berruti, at the first mountain race recognized by the IAAF.
History with a capital H, passing from the Roman period and from the Arch of Augustus of Susa to the Second World War with the commemoration of the battle of the Grange Sevine where the partisans, led by the commander Aldo Laghi, alias Giulio Bolaffi, defeated Nazis Army.
To celebrate the thirtieth anniversary, the Stellina returns to the original course-track.
The IAAF and the World Mountain Running Association would like to remind all that the IAAF/WMRA Mountain Running Conference will be held on September 14 this year. Commencing at 19.30 the conference will take place at Canilo, Andorra for all of the participants at these Championships
Around 5000 runners competed today at Sierre-Zinal on hills along Zinal in Val Anniviers, celebrarting the third round of the WMRA World Cup and third round for the GoldenTrailSeries.
"Jour-J" is approaching at great speed, as organizers and official media close to the organization like to call it. On Sunday, Sierre-Zinal will write the 45th chapter of an exceptional story. An impressive number for an event that for good reason has repeatedly made the "Course des cinq 4000" the New York Marathon of the off road running World.
See what a vertical kilometre race is all about here with the YouTube clip here :
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