The 2023 World Mountain and Trail Running Championships (WMTRC) is officially opened, and we can now look forward to four exciting days in the Austrian Alps, where a large group of confident athletes are gathered for one of the world’s top off-road racing.
Where To Watch The 2023 World Mountain and Trail Running Championships?
The event opened with a spectacular opening ceremony in the beautiful setting of Innsbruck and Stubai, and the organizers are looking forward to the competition. Live streaming coverage of the 2023 World Mountain and Trail Running Championships will be on the championships’ official website at innsbruck-stubai2023.com and on WMTRC 2023 Facebook and the WMTRC 2023 YouTube pages. As announced last week, the live streams of the championships are in six languages: English, French, Spanish, Chinese, German, and Italian. The live stream starts at 4:45 a.m. ET in the United States.
At the championships press conference on Monday, the Head of Running and Mass Participation at World Athletics, Alessio Punzi, spoke about the anticipation of the event this week. Read more: Live Updates: 2023 World Mountain and Trail Running Championships
Punzi stated: “The World Championships are a dream come true that we started to dream in 2017. In the future, we want to attract more and more athletes and make it more and more difficult for everybody to ignore.”
Tone for the women and men competition is now set and we cannot wait to see some eagerly anticipated battles on four different courses in the Vertical, Trail Short, Trail Long and Mountain Classic competitions.
“Mountain and trail running is coming home,” said Austria’s Vice Chancellor and Sports Minister Werner Kogler, who added that he hopes all athletes will be able to enjoy and compete “injury-free World Championships and fulfill their dreams.”