WMTRC THAILAND 2022: SHORT TRAIL RACE VICTORIES FOR DENISA DRAGOMIR (RO) & STIAN ANGERMUND (NOR)
WMTRC THAILAND 2022: SHORT TRAIL RACE VICTORIES FOR DENISA DRAGOMIR (RO) & STIAN ANGERMUND (NOR) Our WMTRC22 bring us today the race info, program and favorites for the marathon mountain and trail running world championships which will take place on 5th November in Chiangmai,Thailand.
Around 170 athletes, have run a very fast race in the jungle of Chiangmai, to crown the new World Champions: Stian Argermund, Norway and Denisa Dragomir from Romania. Below you can see how the race developed.
WMTRC THAILAND 2022 SHORT TRAIL RACE VICTORIES FOR DENISA DRAGOMIR (RO) & STIAN ANGERMUND (NOR)
38KM | 2.425M+
The last world grand final of this modality was the one we lived in Patagonia 2019, crowning the American Jim Walsmley and the Romanian Cristina Simion.
However, as part of the process of unification of the World Cup. WMRA agreed to cede the management of its traditional Long Distance modality, while maintaining that of its other two oldest modalities, Uphill and Classic original since 1985. In this way, from IAU-ITRA the Ultra is managed and now assumes the Marathon, thus distributing the workload between both associations.
WMTRC THAILAND 2022 SHORT TRAIL: THE RACE
As you can see below, this 2022 we have a shorter and M-shaped track, that is, two great climbs and two large descents, plus a final approach to the finsih. The track will be on its largest part single trail with a stretch of gravel that according to the organization does not exceed 6km.
The strategy in the distribution of energy in the race will be vital, as will be the point where the key attack is to break the race, The second great climb or the final gravel section, seem a priori the two most suitable for it.
Curiously, quite the opposite than three years ago with the dry cold and the frozen rivers of Patagonia, where a fall into the water at km12 left the great favorite Maude Mathys out of the race due to hypothermia.
Of the 170 athletes in the race, we will have more men (90) than women (80). As for the teams, the WMRA rules stipulate that in the team event although up to six can register, officially only a maximum of four compete per country (close nominations 3 NOV-10h)