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Recap and top results: 2023 World Mountain and Trail Running Championships

World Mountain and Trail Running Championships 2023 Results

The World Mountain and Trail Running Championships (WMTRC) 2023 took place in Innsbruck-Stubai from June 6 to 10, 2023. The event was part of a ten-day mountain and sports festival, which began on June 1, 2023, with the 8th mountain run. The WMTRC 2023 was a global running festival that gathered elite trail and mountain runners from across the world as they ran through some of the most spectacular scenery Austria has to offer.

Analysis – World Mountain Running Championships 2023

The runners from East Africa dominated the shorter distances, which shouldn’t come as a surprise given the high altitudes at which they consistently train. However, the female winner of the uphill race came from Austria, which gave the home supporters lots to cheer about. Read more: Stian Angermund defends Trail Short title in Innsbruck-Stubai.

The longer distances, from the middle of the competition, the 40k and 80k, were dominated all-in by European runners. All top three spots were occupied by competitors from European countries, particularly those from the Alps. Notably, three out of four winners emerged from France, while the other hails from Norway.

Similarly to the Vertical race, the Up and Down race witnessed a strong presence of runners from East Africa, although the first two positions on the female podium were secured by athletes from the US and Sweden. Grayson Murphy of the United States won the women’s mountain classic event with a time of 64:29, beat Sweden’s Tove Alexandersson, who finished in a time of 65:26.

Read more: Trail Long Team Scores – 2023 World Mountain and Trail Running Championships (June 9)

Uganda’s Leonard Chemutai landed the men’s title, posting a time of 56:14 to beat Kenya’s Philemon Kiriago, who ran 56:22 for second place.

The eight winners at the World Mountain and Trail Running Championships (WMTRC) 2023 in Innsbruck-Stubai came from the following countries: France, with 3 winners; Kenya, Austria, Noway, Uganda, and the United States – one winner each.

World Mountain Running Championships 2023 Top Results

Results

The WMTRC 2023 had several disciplines, and the registered results by day and by discipline are as follows:

June 7 – Uphill race, 7k

Male Results:

  1. Patrick Kipngeno (Kenya) – 40:18
  2. Levi Kiprotich (Uganda) – 41:51
  3. Josphat Kiprotich (Kenya) – 42:04
  4. Eliud Cherop (Uganda) – 42:16
  5. Joseph Gray (USA) – 42:32
  6. Daniel Osanz (Spain) 42:41
  7. Philemon Ombogo Kiriago (Kenya) 42:54
  8. Joe Steward (Great Britain) 43:02
  9. Filimon Abraham (Germany) 43:08
  10. Roberto Delorenzi (Switzerland) 43:31

Men’s Team Rankings
1 Kenya (11)
2 Uganda (21)
3 Switzerland (45)

Female Results:

  1. Andrea Mayr (Austria) – 48:14
  2. Philaries Kipsang (Kenya) – 48:51
  3. Grayson Murphy (USA) – 49:22
  4. Laura Hottenrott (Germany) – 49:56
  5. Valentine Jepkoech Rutto (Kenya) – 49:59
  6. Christel Dewalle (France) – 50:04
  7. Domenika Mayer (Germany) – 51:21
  8. Scout Adkin (Great Britain) – 51:39
  9. Karoline Holsen Kyte (Norway) – 51:51
  10. Joyce Muthoni (Kenya) – 52:09

Women’s Team Rankings
1 Kenya (17)
2 Germany (33)
3 Great Britain and Northern Ireland (51)

June 8 – Trail short, 40k

Male Results:

  1. Stian Hovind Angermund (Norway) – 4:19:00
  2. Thomas Roach (Great Britain) – 4:21:18
  3. Luca Del Pero (Italy) – 4:22:04
  4. Thibaut Baronian (France) – 4:25:41
  5. Jonathan Albon (Great Britain) – 4:26:57
  6. Francesco Puppi (Italy) – 4:28:16
  7. Andrzej Witek (Poland) – 4:29:21
  8. Kristian Jones (Great Britain) – 4:30:37
  9. Frederic Tranchand (France) – 4:31:07
  10. Benedikt Hoffmann (Germany) – 4:32:28

Men’s Team Rankings
1 Great Britain and Northern Ireland (13:18:52)
2 Italy (13:26:32)
3 France (13:34:38)

Female Results:

  1. Clémentine Geoffray (France) – 4:53:12
  2. Judith Wyder (Switzerland) – 4:55:13
  3. Theres Leboeuf (Switzerland) – 5:09:29
  4. Jennifer Lichter (USA) – 5:11:55
  5. Emilia Brangefält (Sweden) – 5:15:11
  6. Daniela Oemus (Germany) 5:16:34
  7. Oihana Kortazar (Spain) 5:18:45
  8. Emelie Forsberg (Sweden) 5:18:45
  9. Emkay Sullivan (USA) 5:19:43
  10. Louise Serban-Penhoat (France) 5:20:21

Women’s Team Rankings
1 France (15:35:53)
2 Switzerland (15:44:14)
3 USA (15:54:29)

June 9 – Trail long, 80k

Male Results:

  1. Benjamin Roubiol (France) – 9:52:59
  2. Andreas Reiterer (Italy) – 10:00:46
  3. Peter Fraňo (Slovakia) – 10:02:10
  4. Thibaut Garrivier (France) – 10:14:29
  5. Drew Holmen (USA) – 10:15:401
  6. Zach Miller (USA) – 10:15:45
  7. Eric Lipuma (USA) – 10:16:52
  8. Ramon Manetsch (Switzerland) – 10:17:13
  9. Tomas Farnik (Czech Republic) – 10:18:02
  10. Walter Manser (Switzerland) – 10:19:10

Men’s Team Rankings
1 France (30:43:09)
2 USA (30:48:17)
3 Italy (31:29:55)

Female Results:

  1. Marion Delespierre (France) – 11:22:31
  2. Katharina Hartmuth (Germany) – 11:29:14
  3. Manon Bohard Cailler (France) – 11:34:22
  4. Martina Valmassoi (Italy) – 11:44:50
  5. Rosanna Buchauer (Germany) – 11:45:481
  6. Allison Baca (USA) 11:56:21
  7. Emily Schmitz (USA) 11:58:31
  8. Mari Klakegg Fenre (Norway) 12:00:57
  9. Akiyama Honoka (Japan) 12:01:23
  10. Audrey Tanguy (France) 12:01:30

Women’s Team Rankings
1 France (34:58:23)
2 Germany (35:32:01)
3 Italy (36:20:08)

June 10 – Mountain Classic Junior

Male Results:
Men’s Mountain classic

  1. Leonard Chemutai (Uganda) – 56:14
  2. Philemon Kiriago (Kenya) – 56:22
  3. Filimon Abraham (Germany) – 56:27
  4. Eliud Cherop (Uganda) – 57:26
  5. Patrick Kipngeno (Kenya) – 57:271
  6. Alejandro Garcia (Spain) – 59:25
  7. Cesare Maestri (Italy) – 59:28
  8. Josphat Kiprotich (Kenya) – 59:34
  9. Xavier Chevrier (Italy) – 59:43
  10. Andreu Blanes (Spain) – 59:54

Men’s U20 Results

  1. James Kirwa (Uganda) 27:37
  2. Hosea Chemutai (Uganda) 27:43
  3. Matthieu Buhrer (Switzerland) 27:52

Female Results:
Women’s Mountain classic

  1. Grayson Murphy (USA) – 1:04:29
  2. Tove Alexandersson (Sweden) – 1:05:26
  3. Joyce Muthoni (Kenya) – 1:06:40
  4. Valentine Jepkoech Rutto (Kenya) – 1:06:56
  5. Domenika Mayer (Germany) – 1:07:09
  6. Monica Madalina Florea (Romania) – 1:07:25
  7. Philaries Jeruto Kisang (Kenya) – 1:08:31
  8. Tereza Hrochova (Czech Republic) – 1:08:37
  9. Cecile Jarousseau (France) – 1:08:40
  10. Alice Goodall (Great Britain) – 1:10:00

Women’s U20 Results

  1. Rebecca Flaherty (Great Britain) 33:20
  2. Ines Herault (Spain) 33:27
  3. Lucia Arnoldo (Italy) 33:42
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