2016 IAU Trail World Championships Live Coverage

IAU logoThe 2016 IAU Trail World Championships takes place this weekend in Peneda-Gerês National Park in northern Portugal. It’s an 85-kilometer (53-mile) point-to-point route with 4,680 meters (over 15,000 feet) of climb on a course created specifically for this event. That is, this course hasn’t been raced before.

Word from runners who have previewed the course is that it’s quite technical overall in addition to a great deal of elevation change, but that a faster first 30 kilometers will yield to more difficult terrain in the the last 50k. The race has both individual and team competitions with the latter based off the combined time of each country’s top-three designated members.

The race starts at 5 a.m. on Saturday, October 29th, which is 10 p.m. MDT on Friday, October 28th in the United States. As you’d expect, we’ll be reporting on the race live. We’re livecasting the event on iRunFar’s Twitter feed as well as combining news resources in a live-coverage feed below. Here are some resources to help you follow the race:

iRunFar’s Live Coverage of the 2016 IAU Trail World Championships

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-Bryon Powell, Editor-in-Chief of iRunFar

Meghan Hicks

is iRunFar.com’s Senior Editor, the author of ‘Where the Road Ends: A Guide to Trail Running,’ and a Contributing Editor at Trail Runner magazine. The converted road runner finished her first ultramarathon in 2006 and loves using running to visit the world’s wildest places. For more information on Meghan and her adventures, please visit her personal website.

There are 7 comments

  1. Jeremy Palmer

    Thanks for the coverage. I’m a native USAer but I live and run in Finland. I know there are some strong Finnish contenders going this year. How about some coverage? Thanks!

    1. Bryon Powell

      Hey Jeremy,
      If they’re up among the top ten or so during the race, they’re sure to get some coverage. ;-)

      If you’ve got any runners in particular that you think will be near the front, please let us know as comments to either the men’s or women’s previews.

      Cheers,
      Bryon

  2. BEV ALLEN

    Can you post the correct link to the live tracking please? I’m trying to follow from Australia and the lap2go site doesn’t seem to show anything about live tracking.

    Many thanks :)

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