|Trail World Championships|
The IAU Trail World Championships are annual trail running World Championships, from 2007 up to 2015 was biennial, held for the first time in Huntsville, United States in 2007 and organised by International Association of Ultrarunners.
Trail running is a sport-activity which combines running, and, where there are steep gradients, hiking, that is run "on any unpaved surface". It is similar to both mountain and fell running. Mountain running may, however, include paved sections. Trail running normally takes place on good paths, or tracks which are relatively easy to follow, and does not necessarily involve the significant amounts of ascent, or need for navigating skills, normal in fell running. Unlike road running and track running it generally takes place on hiking trails, often in mountainous terrain, where there can be much larger ascents and descents. It is difficult to definitively distinguish trail running from cross country running. In general, however, cross country is an IAAF-governed discipline that is typically raced over shorter distances.
Huntsville is a city in and the county seat of Walker County, Texas. The population was 38,548 as of the 2010 census. It is the center of the Huntsville micropolitan area.
The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States or America, is a country comprising 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles, the United States is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe's 3.9 million square miles. With a population of more than 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the most populous city is New York City. Forty-eight states and the capital's federal district are contiguous in North America between Canada and Mexico. The State of Alaska is in the northwest corner of North America, bordered by Canada to the east and across the Bering Strait from Russia to the west. The State of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-Pacific Ocean. The U.S. territories are scattered about the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, stretching across nine official time zones. The extremely diverse geography, climate, and wildlife of the United States make it one of the world's 17 megadiverse countries.
|Year||Date||Venue||Country||Distance||Arrived at the finish||Notes|
|1st||2007||8 December|| Huntsville,|
18. Sunmart Texas Trail
(128 m, 44 w)
|2nd||2009||12 July|| Serre Chevalier,|
Merrell Sky Race
(32 m, 14 w)
|3rd||2011||9 July||Connemara||71.5 km||98|
(68 m, 30 w)
|4th||2013||6 July|| Llanrwst |
(53 m, 46 w)
|Report, Results, Results (xls 84kb)|
|5th||2015||30 May|| Annecy,|
4. Maxi Race du Lac d'Annecy
(144 m, 85 w)
|6th||2016||29 October|| Braga,|
(119 m, 84 w)
|7th||2017||10 June|| Badia Prataglia,|
(138 m, 101 w)
|8th||2018||12 May|| Castellón de la Plana,|
18. Penyagolosa Trails HG
|85.3 km||263 |
(159 m, 104 w)
|9th||2019||8 June|| Miranda do Corvo,|
Trilhos dos Abutres
|44.2 km||363 |
(2004 m, 159 w)
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