WMTRC THAILAND 2022 UP&DOWN MOUNTAIN RUNNING: VICTORIES FOR SAMUEL KIBET (UGA) & REBECCA CHEPTEGEI (UGA).
WMTRC THAILAND 2022 UP&DOWN MOUNTAIN RUNNING: VICTORIES FOR SAMUEL KIBET (UGA) & REBECCA CHEPTEGEI (UGA). Our special WMTRC22 section bring us today the race report of the UP&DOWN Mountain Running.
Last day from the World Mountain and Trail Running Championships in Chiang Mai, Thailand, and still many medals to win.
WMTRC THAILAND 2022:
UP&DOWN MOUNTAIN RUNNING
VICTORIES FOR SAMUEL KIBET (UGA) & REBECCA CHEPTEGEI (UGA)
10.7KM | 475M+
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 off-road athletes will come together for a single, spectacular global championship.
In another first, the mountain athletes will get the opportunity to compete in Classic Uphill and Classic Up and Down races in the same World Championship. The Uphill race, 8.5km with 1,065m of ascent, is the championship’s curtain-raiser, taking place on Friday, while the Up and Down, 10.7km with 475m of climb and descent, is the finale, taking place on Sunday.
WMTRC THAILAND 2022 UP&DOWN MOUNTAIN RUNNING: THE RACE
A fast race and without much technical terrain, but where, as the Spanish team confirmed, you had to take a good look at each step.
A single aid station at the top of the climb at km 5.4 was the only time to get some air before launching towards the finish line in what were vertiginous descents of the world elite. The sprints of the Classic are also a beautiful spectacle in themselves.
In the men’s race the gold went to Samuel Kibet (UGA) with a time of 40.02 , second on the finish line was the Kenian Patrick Kipngno with 40.12, who was also the winner of the UPHILL race, while Timothy Toroitich, also from Uganda, closed the podium with a time of 40.26.
Below you can see the TOP5 men’s resuts
On the Men’s Team the medals have gone to Uganda, Spain and Italy .
In the women’s race the gold went to the Rebecca Cheptegei (UGA) with a time of 46.25, Annet Chemengich CHELANGAT(UGA) with 46.52 and closing the podium Allie MCLAUGHLIN (USA) with 48.31, who remember was the winner of the UPHILL Race.
Below you can see the TOP5
On the Women’s Team the medals have gone to Switzerland, Great Britain and USA.
Below you can watch the LIVE broadcast again, in English with our colleague and Editor @Mayayo. The responsible of the images are, as you see in the link the Thailand Tri-league. Hit play and watch LIVE the Classic Up&Down Mountain Running.