Piu' di 230 atleti in rappresentanza di 35 diverse nazioni si confronteranno nella distanza di 100 km in occasione del Campionato del Mondo 100 km (25^edizione) ed Europeo (20^edizioni) che si terra' a Winschoten (NED), il prossimo 10 settembre, con l-aggiunta del Campionato del Mondo Master (patrocinato e promosso dalla WMA - World masters Athetics). Ricordiamo che il giorno 8, a partire dalle ore 9.00 presso il Viillaggio Atleti a Pagend, si svolgerä' una Conferenza Medica sugli aspetti nutrizionali e ul loro ruolo nelle ultramaratone, subito seguioto dalla Conferenza stampa che presentera'l-evento nei dettagli a tutti i partecipanti e ai giornalisti.
Di seguito il testo integrale del comunicato lanciato da Nadeem Khan, responsabile dell'Area Comunicazioni della IAU (International Association of Ultrarunners).
There are more than 230 athletes representing 35 countries that will be toeing the line at the 25th ediiton of these championships. There will also be a Masters event that will be run concurrently with the world championships. This is done in collaboration with the World Masters Athletics.
Please also note that we will have a Medical Conference: "Nutrition and its role in Ultrarunning" organized on Sept 9th 2011 (9am-11am) at the Athletes Village. This will precede the Media Conference (11am-12pm). Both events are open to all members (athletes,coaches, support staff) of the participating federations and interested local ultrarunning enthusiasts.
More details on the medical conference, including a detailed programme and information on the speakers, is attached as a pdf copy. Also, please find the Media report for the upcoming championships attached, as well.
We will strive to carry the Live Updates on our website and please refer to it after Sept 8th 2011. Also, you can follow us on twitter (@iaunews).
The next major event after the 100km worlds is the Commonwealth Championships. IAU is supporting the Commonwealth Mountain and Ultradistance Running Championships (Sept 23-25) that has two ultrarunning races (24 hours and 54km trails) being organized in North Wales.
If you have any questions, comments, or suggestion regarding anything on the above, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Yours in Sport,
We are gearing up for the 25th IAU World and European Championships that takes place on 10th September 2011 in Winschoten, the Netherlands.