2010 European Mountain Running Championships

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2010 European Mountain Running Championships
Organisers EAA
Edition 9th
Date 4 July 2012 (2012-07-04)
Host city Sapareva Banya, Bulgaria Bulgaria
Nations participating 24
Races 4
Distances 12.2 km – Men
9 km – Women
9 km – Junior men
4.6 km – Junior women

The 2010 European Mountain Running Championships were held on 4 July in Sapareva Banya, Bulgaria. They were that year's area championships for mountain running, held by the European Athletic Association in conjunction with the Bulgarian Athletic Federation. The competition featured four races, with senior and junior races for both men and women. The 2010 competition featured an uphill–downhill course format. A total of 237 runners from 24 nations started the competition and two further nations (Norway and Greece) were present as observers.[1]

The men's race was 12.2 km long and featured an ascent and descent of 685 m on each of its three laps. The women's and junior men's races were 9 km long comprising two laps with a rise and fall of 495 m. The junior women's race was one lap of 4.6 km over a hill of 235 m.[2]

Ahmet Arslan took his fourth consecutive men's title by some distance, while Italians Martin Dematteis and Marco De Gasperi completed the podium and helped Italy retain its undefeated streak in the men's team competition. The 2010 Grand Ballon race winner Marie Laure Dumergues took the women's title continuing her good form in a breakthrough year. Valentina Belotti was the women's runner-up for a second year running and Elena Nagovitsyna was the bronze medallist. Hüseyin Pak won the junior men's race while Denisa Dragomir was the women's junior champion.[3]

Results[edit]

Men[edit]

Marco De Gasperi reached the podium for the fourth consecutive time.
Rank Athlete Country Time (m:s)
Gold medal icon.svg Ahmet Arslan  Turkey 46:14
Silver medal icon.svg Martin Dematteis  Italy 46:40
Bronze medal icon.svg Marco De Gasperi  Italy 47:19
4 Julien Rancon  France 47:22
5 Gabriele Abate  Italy 47:42
6 Bernard Dematteis  France 47:57
7 Abdülkadir Türk  Turkey 48:10
8 Emmanuel Meyssat  France 48:29
Teams
Rank Team Points
Gold medal icon.svg  Italy 10
Silver medal icon.svg  France 30
Bronze medal icon.svg  Spain 38
4  Turkey 41
5  Portugal 42
  • Totals: 80 starters, 78 finishers, 19 national teams.[4][5]

Women[edit]

Italian cross-country skier Antonella Confortola came in fourth place.
Rank Athlete Country Time (m:s)
Gold medal icon.svg Marie Laure Dumergues  France 39:13
Silver medal icon.svg Valentina Belotti  Italy 39:29
Bronze medal icon.svg Yelena Nagovichina  Russia 39:44
4 Antonella Confortola  Italy 40:11
5 Lucija Krkoc  Slovenia 40:17
6 Cristina Scolari  Slovenia 40:33
7 Milka Mihaylova  Bulgaria 40:36
8 Carla Martinho  Portugal 40:56
Teams
Rank Team Points
Gold medal icon.svg  Italy 12
Silver medal icon.svg  France 37
Bronze medal icon.svg  Russia 39
4  Bulgaria 41
5  United Kingdom 47
  • Totals: 64 starters, 60 finishers, 13 national teams.[6][7]

Junior men[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time (m:s)
Gold medal icon.svg Hüseyin Pak  Turkey 33:15
Silver medal icon.svg Sebahattin Yildirimci  Turkey 33:43
Bronze medal icon.svg Jente Joly  Belgium 34:09
4 Paolo Ruatti  Italy 34:18
5 Andrea Debiasi  Italy 34:22
Teams
Rank Team Points
Gold medal icon.svg  Turkey 11
Silver medal icon.svg  Italy 34
Bronze medal icon.svg  United Kingdom 35
  • Totals: 59 starters, 58 finishers, 15 national teams.[8][9][10]

Junior women[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time (m:s)
Gold medal icon.svg Denisa Ionela Dragomir  Romania 18:28
Silver medal icon.svg Yagmur Tarhan  Turkey 19:13
Bronze medal icon.svg Anastasiya Mikhaylova  Russia 19:25
4 Burcu Dag  Turkey 19:35
5 Letizia Titon  Italy 19:36
Teams
Rank Team Points
Gold medal icon.svg  Turkey 6
Silver medal icon.svg  Russia 10
Bronze medal icon.svg  Romania 12
  • Totals: 39 starters, 38 finishers, 12 national teams.[11][12]

Participation[edit]

A total of 24 nations had athletes which took part in the 2010 Championships. On top of this, Norway and Greece had observers present.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Eight Nations on the podium at the 9th European Mountain Running Championships: report. World Mountain Running Association. Retrieved on 2010-07-06.
  2. ^ Course info. 2010 European Mountain Running Championships. Retrieved on 2010-07-06.
  3. ^ Turkey’s Arslan is Europe’s best mountain runner for the fourth time. European Athletics (2010-07-04). Retrieved on 2010-07-06.
  4. ^ Finish List Senior Men. 2010 European Mountain Running Championships. Retrieved on 2010-07-06.
  5. ^ Team Rankings Senior Men. 2010 European Mountain Running Championships. Retrieved on 2010-07-06.
  6. ^ Finish List Senior Women. 2010 European Mountain Running Championships. Retrieved on 2010-07-06.
  7. ^ Team Rankings Senior Women. 2010 European Mountain Running Championships. Retrieved on 2010-07-06.
  8. ^ Finish List Junior Men. 2010 European Mountain Running Championships. Retrieved on 2010-07-06.
  9. ^ Team Rankings Junior Men. 2010 European Mountain Running Championships. Retrieved on 2010-07-06.
  10. ^ Sapareva Banya BUL 4 July Mountain running. Tilastopaja. Retrieved on 2010-07-06.
  11. ^ Finish List Junior Women. 2010 European Mountain Running Championships. Retrieved on 2010-07-06.
  12. ^ Team Rankings Junior Women. 2010 European Mountain Running Championships. Retrieved on 2010-07-06.

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