2008 European Mountain Running Championships

Last updated
2008 European Mountain Running Championships
Organisers EAA
Edition7th
Date12 July
Host city Zell am Harmersbach, Germany Flag of Germany.svg
Nations participating25
Athletes participating227
Races4
Distances12 km – Men
8.75 km – Women
8.75 km – U20 men
4 km – U20 women

The 2008 European Mountain Running Championships were held on 12 July in Zell am Harmersbach, Germany. Held by the European Athletic Association, the competition was held on an up- and downhill course in the Black Forest. The championships featured 227 athletes representing 25 nations. [1]

The European Mountain Running Championships is an annual international mountain running race. Inaugurated in 2002, it is organised by the European Athletic Association (EAA) in July each year. The venue for the championships is changed each year.

Zell am Harmersbach Place in Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Zell am Harmersbach is a small town and a historic “Reichsstadt” in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It lies in the Ortenaukreis, between the Black Forest and the Rhine.

Germany Federal parliamentary republic in central-western Europe

Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany, is a country in Central and Western Europe, lying between the Baltic and North Seas to the north and the Alps, Lake Constance and the High Rhine to the south. It borders Denmark to the north, Poland and the Czech Republic to the east, Austria and Switzerland to the south, France to the southwest, and Luxembourg, Belgium and the Netherlands to the west.

Contents

The championships comprised four races: the men's race which was 12 km long with an 804 m ascent and 714 m descent, the women's and under-20s men's competitions over 8.75 km and containing a 566 m ascent and 476 m descent, and finally the under-20s women's race which was competed over 4 km with a rise and fall of 238 m. [2]

Ahmet Arslan defended his title in the men's senior race while Elisa Desco took the gold medal in the women's race. Bernard Dematteis headed home Italy to the senior men's team gold medal and Great Britain won the women's team gold, with bronze medallist Sarah Tunstall the nation's best finisher. The junior men's competition was largely a Turkish affair, with Hasan Pak winning gold and leading a 1-2-3 for his country. The women's junior race was won by Mariya Bykova who, along with Tatyana Prorokova, took the team gold. [1]

Ahmet Arslan is a long-distance runner from Turkey competing in mountain running. He is a six time successive champion of European Mountain Running Championships.

Elisa Desco is an Italian female sky runner and mountain runner, world champion at the 2014 Skyrunning World Championships held in Chamonix, and European champion at the 2008 European Mountain Running Championships held in Zell am Harmersbach.

Bernard Dematteis

Bernard Dematteis is an Italian male mountain runner and sky runner, two times senior individual European champion at European Mountain Running Championships.

Results

Men's senior race

RankAthleteCountryTime (m:s)
Gold medal icon.svg Ahmet Arslan Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey 50:01
Silver medal icon.svg Bernard Dematteis Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 50:29
Bronze medal icon.svg Marco De Gasperi Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 50:57
4 Jose Gaspar Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal 51:09
5 Julien Rancon Flag of France.svg  France 51:13
6Marco GaiardoFlag of Italy.svg  Italy 51:22
7Gabriele AbateFlag of Italy.svg  Italy 51:33
8Mitja KosoveljFlag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia 51:39
9Javier CrespoFlag of Spain.svg  Spain 51:46
10Cristofol CastañerFlag of Spain.svg  Spain 51:51
Teams
RankTeamPoints
Gold medal icon.svg Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 11
Silver medal icon.svg Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 32
Bronze medal icon.svg Flag of France.svg  France 32
4Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey 32
5Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal 41

Women's senior race

RankAthleteCountryTime (m:s)
Gold medal icon.svg Elisa Desco Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 40:00
Silver medal icon.svg Constance Devillers Flag of France.svg  France 40:18
Bronze medal icon.svg Sarah Tunstall Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom 40:48
4 Mateja Kosovelj Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia 41:20
5 Victoria Wilkinson Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom 41:28
6 Bernadette Meier-Brändle Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland 41:31
7 Isabelle Guillot Flag of France.svg  France 41:49
8 Maria Grazia Roberti Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 41:54
9 Katie Ingram Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom 42:00
10 Milka Mikhaylova Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria 42:04
Teams
RankTeamPoints
Gold medal icon.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom 17
Silver medal icon.svg Flag of France.svg  France 21
Bronze medal icon.svg Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 22
4Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia 57
5Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic 61

Men's under-20s race

RankAthleteCountryTime (m:s)
Gold medal icon.svg Hasan Pak Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey 35:23
Silver medal icon.svg Alper Demir Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey 35:58
Bronze medal icon.svg Emrah Akalın Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey 36:09
4Renè StöckertFlag of Germany.svg  Germany 36:27
5Adem KarataşFlag of Turkey.svg  Turkey 36:46
6Xavier ChevrierFlag of Italy.svg  Italy 37:04
7Marc TolstikhinFlag of Russia.svg  Russia 37:16
8Candide PralongFlag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland 37:18
9Luca ReFlag of Italy.svg  Italy 37:39
10Peter OblakFlag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia 37:44
Teams
RankTeamPoints
Gold medal icon.svg Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey 6
Silver medal icon.svg Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 31
Bronze medal icon.svg Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 32
4Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland 52
5Flag of Austria.svg  Austria 54

Women's under-20s race

RankAthleteCountryTime (m:s)
Gold medal icon.svg Mariya Bykova Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 18:45
Silver medal icon.svg Esra Gullu Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey 18:48
Bronze medal icon.svg Tatyana Prorokova Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 18:54
4Natalia StrzeleckaFlag of Poland.svg  Poland 19:02
5Hannah BatesonFlag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom 19:03
6Cansu TuranFlag of Turkey.svg  Turkey 19:10
7Hülya OngunFlag of Turkey.svg  Turkey 19:15
8 Kateřina Beroušková Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic 19:18
9Anastasiya MikhaylovaFlag of Russia.svg  Russia 19:20
10Helen WolfsonFlag of Israel.svg  Israel 19:26
Teams
RankTeamPoints
Gold medal icon.svg Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 4
Silver medal icon.svg Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey 8
Bronze medal icon.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom 17
4Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 25
5Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic 28

Related Research Articles

2009 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships

The 2009 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships was held in Birmingham, United Kingdom on 11 October 2009. It was the final event of the International Association of Athletics Federations' 2009 World Athletics Series.

2009 European Cross Country Championships

The 2009 European Cross Country Championships was a continental cross country running competition that was held on 13 December 2009 near Dublin city, Fingal in Ireland. Dublin was selected as the host city in 2007 and the event was the first time that a major European athletics championships took place in Ireland. The six men's and women's races in the championship programme took place in Santry Demense on a looped course with flat and grassy ground. The 16th edition of the European Cross Country Championships featured 323 athletes from 30 nations.

2010 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships

The 2010 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships was held in Nanning, China on 16 October 2010. The competition took place on the city streets, beginning and ending at Wuxiang Square, with a total prize purse of US$245,000 at stake.

The 2009 European Mountain Running Championships were held on 12 July in Telfes im Stubai, Austria. They were that year's area championships for mountain running, held by the European Athletic Association. The 2009 edition saw the introduction of two under-20s competitions into the championships programme, complementing the usual men's and women's senior races. The men's race was 11 km long and featured a total climb of 1300 m in altitude, while the women's and under-20s men's competitions were over 9.5 km and scaled a height of 950 m. The women's junior competition was held over 4 km with a total climb of 400 m.

The 2010 European Mountain Running Championships were held on 4 July in Sapareva Banya, Bulgaria. They were that year's area championships for mountain running, held by the European Athletic Association in conjunction with the Bulgarian Athletic Federation. The competition featured four races, with senior and junior races for both men and women. The 2010 competition featured an uphill–downhill course format. A total of 237 runners from 24 nations started the competition and two further nations were present as observers.

Ayad Lamdassem Moroccan-born distance runner for Spain

Ayad Lamdassem is a Moroccan-born long distance runner who competes for Spain internationally. He has represented Spain twice in the 10,000 metres at the Summer Olympics as well as the European Athletics Championships.

2010 European Cross Country Championships

The 2010 European Cross Country Championships was a continental cross country running competition that took place on 12 December in Albufeira, Portugal. It was the second time that the country hosted the event, building upon the 1997 edition held in Oeiras.

The World Long Distance Mountain Running Championships, is an annual international mountain running competition organised by the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA).

The 2011 European Mountain Running Championships were held on 10 July at Uludağ in Bursa, Turkey. They were that year's area championships for mountain running, held by the European Athletic Association in conjunction with the Turkish Athletic Federation. The competition featured four races, with senior and junior races for both men and women. A total of 221 runners from 26 nations started the competition.

The 2007 European Mountain Running Championships were held on 14 July in Cauterets, France. Held by the European Athletic Association.

2011 European Cross Country Championships

The 2011 European Cross Country Championships was the 18th edition of the cross country running competition for European athletes which was held in Velenje, Slovenia on 11 December.

The 2012 World Mountain Running Championships were held on 2 September in Val Camonica in the Italian Alps. The course ran from Temù - Ponte di Legno to Tonale Pass. It was the 28th edition of the championships, organised by the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA), and the seventh time that Italy had hosted the competition. The competition featured four races, with senior and junior (under-19) races for both men and women. A total of 343 runners from a record high of 40 nations finished the competition.

The 2012 European Mountain Running Championships were held on 7 July at Pamukkale in Denizli, Turkey. They were that year's area championships for mountain running, held by the European Athletic Association in conjunction with the Turkish Athletic Federation. The competition featured four races, with senior and junior races for both men and women. A total of 163 runners from 21 nations started the competition.

The 2013 World Mountain Running Championships were held on 8 September in Krynica-Zdrój, Poland. It was the 29th edition of the championships, organised by the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA). The competition featured four races, with senior and junior (under-19) races for both men and women. A total of 329 runners from 39 nations were present at the start of the races.

10,000 metres at the Olympics

The 10,000 metres at the Summer Olympics is the longest track running event held at the multi-sport event. The men's 10,000 m has been present on the Olympic athletics programme since 1912. The women's event was added to the programme over seventy years later, at the 1988 Olympics. It is the most prestigious 10,000 m race at elite level. The competition format is a straight final between around 30 athletes, although prior to 2004 a qualifying round was held.

4 × 100 metres relay at the Olympics

The 4 × 100 metres relay at the Summer Olympics is the shortest track relay event held at the multi-sport event. The men's relay has been present on the Olympic athletics programme since 1912 and the women's event has been continuously held since the 1928 Olympic Games in Amsterdam. It is the most prestigious 4×100 m relay race at elite level.

The 2000 Arab Junior Athletics Championships was the ninth edition of the international athletics competition for under-20 athletes from Arab countries. It took place in Damascus, Syria – the second consecutive time the city hosted the tournament, and a sixth hosting for Syria. A total of 42 athletics events were contested, 22 for men and 20 for women. Neither Morocco, Algeria nor Qatar—all regional powers in the sport—sent a team to the meeting, which impacted the overall quality of performances.

Siv Gustavsson is a Swedish former racewalking athlete. She was the gold medallist at the 1981 IAAF World Race Walking Cup, making her the second ever female world champion in the sport.

The 2013 European Mountain Running Championships were held on 6 July at Borovets in Sofia, Bulgaria. The competition featured four individual races: The men's race was 11.8 km long and with an ascent of 1152 m, the women's and junior men's races were 8.8 km long with an ascent of 1072 m. and the junior women's race was 3.5 km long with an ascent of 530 m.

References