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BREAKING NEWS: 5th Asitz Summit Mountain Run 2013 & 2nd Mountain Bike Hillclimb

12.09.2013

Jonathan Wyatt, the mountain running legend from New Zealand and Antonella Confortola, this year’s Mountain Running Long Distance World Trophy winner from Italy, have both recently confirmed their attendance. The eyes of the international mountain running scene will certainly be on the Asitz summit in Saalfelden Leogang on this weekend!

Eritrea meets Leogang – Mountain Run World Class Duel at the 5th Asitz Summit Mountain Run
on 15 September 2013 in Saalfelden Leogang

The Asitz Summit Mountain Run in Saalfelden Leogang has been classed as part of the Mountain Running Grand Prix by the IAAF for the first time this year and will probably feature a mountain running duel of the highest calibre between the current Mountain Running World Champion and new King of the Dolomites Petro Mamo and the multiple Mountain Running World Championship runner up of the last few years, Azaria Weldemariam – both from Eritrea. This unique encounter between two ‘gazelles’ on Austrian soil will probably result in a sudden improvement in the track record held by Alexander Rieder.

The arrival of these world class athletes will also be accompanied by a replay of the Austrian Mountain Running Championships between Austria-based Swiss athlete David Schneider and Tyrolean runner Simon Lechleitner, Austria’s most internationally successful runner of the last few years.

“We had already achieved our goal for the year of attracting around 20 top athletes from at least 10 nations to the region when the deadline for registrations closed. We have also succeeded in securing a mixed field of top local runners and international athletes. The Mountain Run in Austria is now a tradition and highly regarded on the international mountain running scene. We want our Asitz Summit Mountain Run to be the flagship event,” says Tourist Manager Stefan Pühringer of the development of this top class Leogang event.

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