Italian mountain beauty Casette di Massa from Tuscany region welcomed some of the world's best lanscape runners in that weekend. 30th World Mountain Running Championships completed in Tuscany with participation of 40 countries. But some surprises happened there, Uganda overcomed to discipline's leading country Italy on their home soil.
11.4 kilometer elite men's race swept by the East African nation, when all three medalist finished back to back in longest race of the day. Isaac Kiprop took early lead in the race and clocked 53:50 at finish line, well beyond of his team-mate, nearly one and a half minute.
Austrian Andrea Mayr, absolute queen of mountain running, crowned fifth time in World Championships. 35-years old runner made a stunning run in Tuscany, making a big gap between her chasing group. She gained record fifth title in world championships.
Uganda team celebrated also junior victories in 30th edition of WMRC. Both Philipp Kipyego and Stella Chesang crossed first in finish line in their races respectively.
Here's the podium of Tuscany 2014 World Mountain Running Champs:
1. Isaac Kiprop, UGA - 53:50
2. Daniel Rotich, UGA - 55:10
3. Kibet Soyekwo, UGA - 55:24
1. Andrea Mayr, AUT - 45:07
2. Lucy Murigi, KEN - 47:49
3. Allyson McLaughlin, USA - 47:55
1. Philipp Kipyego, UGA - 40:51
2. Ramazan Özdemir, TUR - 42:42
3. Ferhat Bozkurt, TUR - 42:53
1. Stella Chesang, UGA - 19:23
2. Sarah Kistner, GER - 20:38
3. Michaela Stranska, CZE - 21:01
Elite Men: Uganda, Eritrea, Italy
Elite Women: Italy, Britain, USA
Elite Men: Turkey, Italy, Britain
Elite Women: Germany, USA, Czech Republic