Max blogs as World results appear

Posted in Dishing the Dirt by Matt Ward on Thu 15 Sep '11

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Max with his WMRC booty

Plenty more content coming through from last weekend’s World Mountain Running Champs in Albania. Most notably men’s champion Max King has written a detailed account of his experience over at his Montrail blog…

Reading through it’s clear that it was a very eventful race, all the way through to the fact that a Ugandan runner led until 800m before the finish, and then seemingly dropped out!

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King with Megan Lund-Lizotte

The results are in!

Now online are the full results from Sunday’s races via this link, showing juts how tough the racing was. Some notable big names of world mountain running struggled in the Albanian heat, and possibly with the unusual course conditions.

Looking down the men’s results it’s not often you see the likes of Uganda’s Martin Toroitich in 19th, Portugal’s Rui Muga in 31st – but that’s racing!

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GB's Chris Smith starts to heat up in Tirana

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  1. Paul Bateson Sep 16, 09:48 AM

    Great report but how ridiculous to have a world champs organised like an amateur fun run. Giving countries the chance to promote an event is one thing but a World Champs should be special and organised properly.

  2. Billy Burns Sep 19, 09:11 AM

    Sorry IAAF this is not mountain running or a great way to promote mountain running.The course was non inspiring as a running venue there was certainly no record in spectators ….but a new record in tetanus jabs.whoever chose this location should be forced to live in the building site (on the course) for a year.All credit to the athletes who participated for there countries in torrid dirty conditions who always show their commitment to the sport …..but the WMRA IAAF are probably not the best tag team ????
    BB

  3. Billy Burns Sep 19, 09:44 AM

    Julie Andrews would have refused to film Sound of music there .Ha ha

  4. Matt MST Sep 20, 12:20 AM

    I agree Billy that these Champs need to be looked at very hard. I was talking to a GB team member who was out there on Sunday. Some of the other aspects he described are not printable on here!

  5. Jason Kehoe Sep 21, 09:32 AM

    Oh go on Matt, everyone likes a bit of scandal! ;)

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