2008 European Mountain Running Championships

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2008 European Mountain Running Championships
Organisers EAA
Edition 7th
Date 12 July
Host city Zell am Harmersbach, Germany Germany
Nations participating 25
Athletes participating 227
Races 4
Distances 12 km – Men
8.75 km – Women
8.75 km – U20 men
4 km – U20 women

The 2008 European Mountain Running Championships were held on 12 July in Zell am Harmersbach, Germany. Held by the European Athletic Association, the competition was held on an up- and downhill course in the Black Forest. The championships featured 227 athletes representing 25 nations.[1]

The championships comprised four races: the men's race which was 12 km long with an 804 m ascent and 714 m descent, the women's and under-20s men's competitions over 8.75 km and containing a 566 m ascent and 476 m descent, and finally the under-20s women's race which was competed over 4 km with a rise and fall of 238 m.[2]

Ahmet Arslan defended his title in the men's senior race while Elisa Desco took the gold medal in the women's race. Bernard Dematteis headed home Italy to the senior men's team gold medal and Great Britain won the women's team gold, with bronze medallist Sarah Tunstall the nation's best finisher. The junior men's competition was largely a Turkish affair, with Hasan Pak winning gold and leading a 1-2-3 for his country. The women's junior race was won by Mariya Bykova who, along with Tatyana Prorokova, took the team gold.[1]

Results[edit]

Men's senior race[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time (m:s)
Gold medal icon.svg Ahmet Arslan  Turkey 50:01
Silver medal icon.svg Bernard Dematteis  Italy 50:29
Bronze medal icon.svg Marco De Gasperi  Italy 50:57
4 Jose Gaspar  Portugal 51:09
5 Julien Rancon  France 51:13
6 Marco Gaiardo  Italy 51:22
7 Gabriele Abate  Italy 51:33
8 Mitja Kosovelj  Slovenia 51:39
9 Javier Crespo  Spain 51:46
10 Cristofol Castañer  Spain 51:51
Teams
Rank Team Points
Gold medal icon.svg  Italy 11
Silver medal icon.svg  Spain 32
Bronze medal icon.svg  France 32
4  Turkey 32
5  Portugal 41
  • Total participants: 82 runners and 19 teams.[3]

Women's senior race[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time (m:s)
Gold medal icon.svg Elisa Desco  Italy 40:00
Silver medal icon.svg Constance Devillers  France 40:18
Bronze medal icon.svg Sarah Tunstall  United Kingdom 40:48
4 Mateja Kosovelj  Slovenia 41:20
5 Victoria Wilkinson  United Kingdom 41:28
6 Bernadette Meier   Switzerland 41:31
7 Isabelle Guillot  France 41:49
8 Maria Grazia Roberti  Italy 41:54
9 Katie Ingram  United Kingdom 42:00
10 Milka Mikhaylova  Bulgaria 42:04
Teams
Rank Team Points
Gold medal icon.svg  United Kingdom 17
Silver medal icon.svg  France 21
Bronze medal icon.svg  Italy 22
4  Slovenia 57
5  Czech Republic 61
  • Total participants: 71 runners and 17 teams.[3]

Men's under-20s race[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time (m:s)
Gold medal icon.svg Hasan Pak  Turkey 35:23
Silver medal icon.svg Alper Demir  Turkey 35:58
Bronze medal icon.svg Emrah Akalın  Turkey 36:09
4 Renè Stöckert  Germany 36:27
5 Adem Karataş  Turkey 36:46
6 Xavier Chevrier  Italy 37:04
7 Marc Tolstikhin  Russia 37:16
8 Candide Pralong   Switzerland 37:18
9 Luca Re  Italy 37:39
10 Peter Oblak  Slovenia 37:44
Teams
Rank Team Points
Gold medal icon.svg  Turkey 6
Silver medal icon.svg  Italy 31
Bronze medal icon.svg  Russia 32
4   Switzerland 52
5  Austria 54
  • Total participants: 44 runners and 10 teams.[3]

Women's under-20s race[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time (m:s)
Gold medal icon.svg Mariya Bykova  Russia 18:45
Silver medal icon.svg Esra Gullu  Turkey 18:48
Bronze medal icon.svg Tatyana Prorokova  Russia 18:54
4 Natalia Strzelecka  Poland 19:02
5 Hannah Bateson  United Kingdom 19:03
6 Cansu Turan  Turkey 19:10
7 Hülya Ongun  Turkey 19:15
8 Kateřina Beroušková  Czech Republic 19:18
9 Anastasiya Mikhaylova  Russia 19:20
10 Helen Wolfson  Israel 19:26
Teams
Rank Team Points
Gold medal icon.svg  Russia 4
Silver medal icon.svg  Turkey 8
Bronze medal icon.svg  United Kingdom 17
4  Italy 25
5  Czech Republic 28
  • Total participants: 30 runners and 10 teams.[3]

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