The UCI Cross-Country Marathon (XCM) World Championships are Sakarya, Turkey. The course has 3 laps, and after mud at the test event – the sun is out! Start lists are available here. They’re smaller than the last few years, but top heavy with talent.
This post has been supplied by Australian XCM Champs representative Sarah Riley, tracking her journey from race supporter, to international mountain biker. You can follow Sarah on Twitter: @sarahriley80 The day after the biggest race of my life I am still trying to process the enormity of what I achieved. To finish 46th at […]
Val Gardena played host to the very top of elite sport this weekend, but to focus entirely on this would be only to tell a small part of the story. For me, the real eponymous “Heroes” of the race can just as well be found in the ranks of the Hobbyfahrer (more on this […]
Ariane Kleinhans has stood on the top step of the Cape Epic podium, and many South African and Swiss marathon races since beginning her international racing career in 2010. You would think that someone with this racing calibre would have people running around after her at the World Marathon Championships. However, the understated marathon specialist […]
I always knew it was going to be tough coming to race the World Marathon Championships with limited time to acclimatise and limited racing time in my legs. The reality was somewhat more of a shock. Most of the top competitors arrive a week or more before and recce the whole course. For me, with […]
Where The XCM Worlds changes location every year, and is attached to another successful marathon. This creates variety – but except for a running in Norway, all the other years have been pretty close to one another! As was suggested in Part one though, most top Marathon racers are around the European alpine regions. And so, […]