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April 16th saw the launching of the Dreizinnen (Tre Cime) Mountain Race for 2019 in Bolzano Italy.  This is the penultimate round of the World Cup for 2019 that is round #6 of 7 races to be held on Saturday 14th September.  Full race details can be found at the World Cup micro site link here and anyone wanting to race should register as soon as possible because this race has a strict limit of 1000 runners.  This limit is due to safety reasons and because it runs inside a World Heritage area.

The race promises to provide spectacular scenic mountain trails for all participants and an exciting elite race.  Held in the heart of the famous Italian Dolomites it is now in its 22nd edition and the race begins with a flat road and trail section followed by steep and demanding mountain paths to reach the summit at the base of the Unesco Heritage Tre Cime mountains.  

WMRA president Jonathan Wyatt introduced the 2019 World Cup to the media present and race LOC president Gottfried Hofer introduced the race that will be 17.5km that crests to the height of 2575m before descending and finishing at 2405m of altitude for a total race altitude gain of 1350 metres+.  Local racer and one of the race favourites Hannes Perkmann talked about the great organisation as well as the toughness of the track and the unique beauty of the area.  It is one of the must do mountain races for any mountain runner.


Photo: Hannah Watschinger 

Edmund Lanziner (FIDAL), Jonathan Wyatt (WMRA), Gottfried Hofer (Race President), Hannes Perkmann and Christoph Rainer (Photo: Hannes Kr√∂ss)

All other photos in this article by www.Wisthaler.com

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