World Mountain Running Championships

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The World Mountain Running Championships is an international mountain running competition contested by athletes of the members of WMRA, World Mountain Running Association, the sport's global governing body.

The championships include a senior men, senior women, junior men and women events and the team events of these races.

It was first held in 1985 as the World Mountain Running Trophy before obtaining its current moniker in 2009.[1]


Edition Year City Country Date
1st 1985 (details) San Vigilio di Marebbe, Südtirol Italy 23 September
2nd 1986 (details) Morbegno - Sondrio - Albosaggia, Lombardia Italy 5 October
3rd 1987 (details) Lenzerheide - Valbella, Graubünden Switzerland 23 August
4th 1988 (details) Keswick, Cumbria United Kingdom 15 October
5th 1989 (details) Die - Châtillon-en-Diois, Drôme France 16 September
6th 1990 (details) Telfes, Tirol Austria 15 September
7th 1991 (details) Zermatt, Valais Switzerland 8 September
8th 1992 (details) Valle di Susa, Piemonte Italy 30 August
9th 1993 (details) Gap, Hautes-Alpes France 5 September
10th 1994 (details) Berchtesgaden, Bayern Germany 4 September
11th 1995 (details) Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom 10 September
12th 1996 (details) Telfes, Tirol Austria 1 September
13th 1997 (details) Úpice - Malé Svatoňovice, Hradec Králové Czechoslovakia 7 September
14th 1998 (details) Dimitile, Réunion France 20 September
15th 1999 (details) Mount Kinabalu Park, Sabah Malaysia 19 September
16th 2000 (details) Bergen, Bayern Germany 10 September
17th 2001 (details) Arta Terme, Friuli-Venezia Giulia Italy 16 September
18th 2002 (details) Innsbruck, Tirol Austria 15 September
19th 2003 (details) Girdwood, Alaska United States 20 September
20th 2004 (details) Sauze d'Oulx, Piemonte Italy 4 September
21st 2005 (details) Wellington New Zealand 25 September
22nd 2006 (details) Bursa Turkey 10 September
23rd 2007 (details) Ovronnaz, Valais Switzerland 15 September
24th 2008 (details) Sierre - Crans Montana, Valais Switzerland 14 September
25th 2009 (details) Madesimo - Campodolcino, Lombardia Italy 6 September
26th 2010 (details) Kamnik - Velika Planina, Gorenjska Slovenia 5 September
27th 2011 (details) Tirana Albania 11 September
28th 2012 (details) Temù - Ponte di Legno, Lombardia Italy 2 September
29th 2013 (details) Krynica-Zdrój, Małopolska Poland 8 September
30th 2014 (details) Casette di Massa, Tuscany Italy 14 September
31st 2015 (details) Betws-y-Coed, Wales United Kingdom 19 September


Edition Men's individual Men's team Women's individual Women's team
1985  Alfonso Vallicella (ITA)  Italy  Olivia Grüner (FRG)  Italy
1986  Alfonso Vallicella (ITA)  Italy  Carol Haigh (ENG)   Switzerland
1987  Jay Johnson (USA)  Italy  Fabiola Rueda (COL)  Italy
1988  Dino Tadello (ITA)  Italy  Fabiola Rueda (COL)   Switzerland
1989  Jairo Correa (COL)  Italy  Isabelle Guillot (FRA)  Italy
1990  Costantino Bertolla (ITA)  Italy  Beverley Redfern (SCO)   Switzerland
1991  Jairo Correa (COL)  Italy  Isabelle Guillot (FRA)   Switzerland
1992  Helmut Schmuck (AUT)  France  Gudrun Pflüger (AUT)  Austria
1993  Martin Jones (ENG)  Italy  Isabelle Guillot (FRA)  Italy
1994  Helmut Schmuck (AUT)  Italy  Gudrun Pflüger (AUT)  France
1995  Lucio Fregona (ITA)  Italy  Gudrun Pflüger (AUT)  France
1996  Antonio Molinari (ITA)  Italy  Gudrun Pflüger (AUT)  France
1997  Marco De Gasperi (ITA)  Italy  Isabelle Guillot (FRA)  France
1998  Jonathan Wyatt (NZL)  Italy  Dita Hebelková (CZE)  Italy
1999  Marco De Gasperi (ITA)  Italy  Rosita Rota Gelpi (ITA)  Italy
2000  Jonathan Wyatt (NZL)  Italy  Angela Mudge (SCO)  New Zealand
2001  Marco De Gasperi (ITA)  Italy  Melissa Moon (NZL)  Italy
2002  Jonathan Wyatt (NZL)  Italy  Svetlana Demidenko (RUS)  Italy
2003  Marco De Gasperi (ITA)  Italy  Melissa Moon (NZL)  Scotland
2004  Jonathan Wyatt (NZL)  Italy  Rosita Rota Gelpi (ITA)  Italy
2005  Jonathan Wyatt (NZL)  Italy  Kate McIlroy (NZL)  Italy
2006  Rolando Ortiz (COL)  Eritrea  Andrea Mayr (AUT)  United States
2007  Marco De Gasperi (ITA)  Italy  Anna Pichrtová (CZE)  United States
2008  Jonathan Wyatt (NZL)  Italy  Andrea Mayr (AUT)  Norway
2009  Geofrey Kusuro (UGA)  Eritrea  Valentina Belotti (ITA)[nb]  Great Britain
2010  Samson Gashazghi (ERI)  Eritrea  Andrea Mayr (AUT)  Italy
2011  Max King (USA)  Italy  Kasie Enman (USA)  Italy
2012  Petro Mamo (ERI)  Eritrea  Andrea Mayr (AUT)  United States
2013  Philip Kiplimo (UGA)  Uganda  Alice Gaggi (ITA)  Italy
2014  Isaac Kiprop (UGA)  Uganda  Andrea Mayr (AUT)  Italy
2015  Fred Musobo (UGA)  Italy  Stella Chesang (UGA)  Great Britain

Short course champions[edit]

Edition Men's individual Men's team
1985  Kenny Stuart (ENG)  Italy
1986  Maurizio Simonetti (ITA)  Italy
1987  Fausto Bonzi (ITA)  Italy
1988  Alfonso Vallicella (ITA)  Italy
1989  Fausto Bonzi (ITA)  Italy
1990  Severino Bernardini (ITA)  Italy
1991  John Lenihan (IRL)   Switzerland
1992  Martin Jones (ENG)  England

See also[edit]


Medalists and editions

External links[edit]