|Saturday, September 15 2018 - Team Canada in Andorra for the World Mountain Running Championships
Tomorrow the Canadian mountain running team will compete in Canillo, Andorra at the World Mountain Running Championships. The race course climbs from the town of Canillo to the top of a ski hill directly above the town of Canillo. The top of the mountain is over 2400m high.
This year's Canadian team is a mix of a mountain running veterans and newcomers to the sport.
Canadian Mountain Running Champion, Emily Setleck, will be competing at her first World Mountain Running Championships. She has a wealth of experience in international competitions for Canada and has won the Canadian Mountain Running Championships twice. Emily's teammates are Emma Cook-Clarke, Colleen Wilson and Adele Blaise-Sohnius. Emma finished in the top-10 in the NACAC Mountain Running Championships in New Hampshire, USA in July. Emma and Colleen have previously been teammates while representing Canadian at the FISU cross-country championships in 2016. Adele is an uphill running specialist and was the top Canadian at the World Mountain Running Championships in 2016 in Bulgaria.
On the men's side, Canadian Champion, Karl Augsten, is competing is his first World Mountain Running Championships. Karl is living in Canmore, Alberta and has spent much of the summer running up mountains in the Rockies. Karl's teammates are Gareth Hadfield, Matt Setlack and Kris Swanson. Gareth and Matt were teammates at last year's World Mountain Running Championships in Premana, Italy. Gareth finished second at the 2017 Canadian Track and Field Championships in the 3000m steeplechase. Matt was the top Canadian at the World Mountain Running Championships last year. Kris is the most experienced member of the Canadian team, having competed for the Canadian team in mountain running every year since 2008. He was a medallist at the Commonwealth Mountain Running Championships and has a best Worlds finish of 30th in Slovenia in 2010.
In the junior men's race, Nicholas Courtois and Olivier Garneau, both from Quebec, will be competing at their first World Mountain Running Championships.
In the junior women's race, Melina Stokes, from North Vancouver, will also be representing Canada for the first time.
Updates from race day will appear on the Canadian mountain running social media pages (links on the left), including
Results will be posted online directly after the race.
It was announced today that next year's World Mountain Running Championships will be held on November 15 and 16th, 2019 in Patagonia, Argentina.