World Skyrunning ranking announced

Posted in At the Races by Matt Ward on Fri 15 Mar '13


The ISF has today put forward the 2013 World Race Ranking with 50 races selected from 14 countries and four continents which, at the end of the season, will establish the world’s 100 élite athletes in the three disciplines: Sky, Ultra and Vertical.

The ranking is based on a consolidated formula also used in other sports but for the first time, adapted to mountain courses. The formula comprises an exclusive ISF algorithm, which also takes into consideration factors such as the number of élite athletes participating and the winners’ advantage over the other top finishers.


Full ranking events list:

2013 World Race Ranking – Sky

3 Peaks Race April 27 GBR
Elbrus Vertical SkyMarathon May 9 RUS
Maratòn Zegama-Aizkorri May 26 ESP
Ziria Cross Country SkyMarathon June 2 GRE
International SkyRace June 9 SUI
Maratón Alpino Madrileño June 16 ESP
Mont-Blanc Marathon June 30 FRA
Olympus SkyMarathon June 30 GRE
Kilian’s Classic July 7 FRA
Maratona del Cielo July 7 ITA
Challenge Irazu SkyMarathon July 14 COS
Challenge Irazu SkyMarathon July 14 COS
Dolomites SkyRace July 21 ITA
Fuji Mountain Race July 27 JAP
Giir di Mont SkyMarathon July 28 ITA
Course de Sierre Zinal August 10 SUI
Marathon du Montcalm August 17 FRA
Pikes Peak Marathon August 18 USA
Matterhorn Ultraks 46k August 24 SUI
The Ben Nevis Race September 7 GBR
Mount Kinabalu International Climbathon September 10 MAS
Skyrunning Xtreme September 13 ITA

2013 World Race Ranking – Ultra

Tarawera Ultramarathon March 16 NZL
Ultra Trail Mt Fuji April 13 JPN
Transvulcania Ultramarathon May 11 ESP
Ronda dels Cims June 21 AND
Zugspitz Ultratrail June 22 GER
Mont-Blanc 80 km June 28 FRA
Lavaredo Ultra Trail June 28 ITA
Western States Endurance Run June 29 USA
Ice-Trail Tarentaise July 14 FRA
Trans d’Havet July 27 ITA
Speedgoat 50K July 28 USA
Leadville Trail 100 Run August 18 USA
Le Grand Raid des Pyrenees August 23 FRA
CCC August 30 FRA
UTMB August 30 FRA
Run Rabbit Run September 13 USA
Ultra Race of Champions UROC September 28 USA
Cavalls del Vents September 29 ESP
La Diagonale des Fous October 18 FRA
Les Grand Trail des Templiers October 27 FRA

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Antolinos wins the 2012 Course des Templiers

2013 World Race Ranking – Vertical

Elbrus Vertical Kilometer May 7 RUS
Cara Amón Vertical Kilometer MAY 18 ESP
Orobie Vertical June 2 ITA
Mont-Blanc Vertical KM June 28 FRA
Chilometro Verticale Lagunc July 14 ITA
Dolomites Vertical Kilometer July 19 ITA
Gerania Vertical Kilometer September 8 GRE
Le Km Vertical Du Fully October 4 SUI
Xtreme Vertical Kilometer October 11 ITA
Kilometro Vertical del Puig Campana November 4 ESP

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  1. Paul Mar 18, 06:30 PM

    Would be nice to see something in UK/Ireland in the ‘Ultra’ Category…some epic races mind you.

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