WORLD MOUNTAIN TRAIL RUNNING CHAMPIONSHIPS THAILAND 2022: RACE PREVIEW
WORLD MOUNTAIN TRAIL RUNNING CHAMPIONSHIPS THAILAND 2022: RACE PREVIEW. Our WMTRC22 bring us today the race info, program and favorites for the first unified mountain and trail running world championships which will take place in two days form now, in Thailand. UPHILL race preview HERE & SHORT TRAIL race preview HERE. LONG TRAIL RACE PREVIEW HERE
As you might remember, it was first scheduled back in November 2021. However, COVID forced a first move to February 2022, then again to the final date in November 2022. Three years straight from the last World Athletics global event hold at WMRA Patagonia 2019 World Champs.
WORLD MOUNTAIN TRAIL RUNNING CHAMPIONSHIPS THAILAND 2022: RACE PREVIEW AND FAVORITES
We’re now just 2 days away from the inaugural World Mountain and Trail Running Championships in Chiang Mai, Thailand!
A groundbreaking collaboration between WMRA, the International Association of Ultrarunners and the International Trail Running Association, in partnership with World Athletics, for the first time ever all the world’s best athletes will come together for a single, spectacular global championship.
More than 900 elite athletes from 46 Member Federations are set to race during the four-day festival, which features 80km and 40km trail races plus uphill mountain races for senior athletes, and classic up and down mountain races for both senior and U20 athletes.
WMTRC THAILAND 2022: PROGRAM
FIVE RACES (4th-5th-6th NOV)
Here you can see the summary of the two events organized by IAU-ITRA (Short and Long trail) as well as the three organized by WMRA (uphill, classic and junior classic)
The Trail distances that will be contested are the Long Trail (80km, 4910m elevation gain, which will start at 6.30am (GMT+7) on Saturday, November 5) and the Short Trail (40km, 2777m elevation gain, which will start at 7.30am on Saturday, November 5).
The Mountain Running WMRA distances are the Classic Uphill (8.5km, 1014m elevation gain, which will start from 9.15am to 10am on Friday 4th November), the Classic Up and Down (11.2km, 441m elevation gain, which will start from 9.45am to 11am on Sunday November 6) and the Junior Classic Up and Down (11.2km, 441m vertical drop +, which will start from 8.30am to 9am on Sunday November 6).
900 runners from 46 nations.
Including many of the current world champions and medalists, such as our Sheila Avilés (SPA), Joe Gray (USA) Maude Mathys (SUI) Jonathan Albon (UK) Blandine L´Hirondel (FRA) Cesare Maestri (ITA) or Joyce Njeru (KEN)ENTRY LIST UPHILL CHAMPIONSHIP
WMTRC THAILAND 2022
Thailand was granted the opportunity to organize the event by WMTRC partnership, composed of the international associations for mountain running (World Mountain Running Association), ultra marathon (International Association of Ultrarunners) and trail running (International Trail Running Association), with the coordination of World Athletics, the global governing body for the sport of athletics – which mountain and trail running is a part of.
After thirty seven years of Mountain Running World Championships, with the first edition in 1985, and fifteen years of Trail Running World Chanpionships, with the first edition in 2007, this is the first ever global world event joining together all the disciplines of offroad running.
WMTRC THAILAND 2022:
There will be live streaming for all five races, broadcast in English with two speakers: a local specialist from Thailand, with our Editor @Mayayo. The responsible of the images are, as you see in the link the Thailand Tri-league. Hit play WORLD MOUNTAIN AND TRAIL RUNNING STREAMING.
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