2009 European Mountain Running Championships
OrganisersEAA
Edition8th
Date12 July
Host cityTelfes im Stubai, Austria Austria
Events4
Distances11 km – Men
9.5 km – Women
9.5 km – U20 men
4 km – U20 women
Participation241 athletes from
25 nations

The 2009 European Mountain Running Championships were held on 12 July in Telfes im Stubai, Austria. They were that year's area championships for mountain running, held by the European Athletic Association. The 2009 edition saw the introduction of two under-20s competitions into the championships programme, complementing the usual men's and women's senior races. The men's race was 11 km long and featured a total climb of 1300 m in altitude, while the women's and under-20s men's competitions were over 9.5 km and scaled a height of 950 m.[1] The women's junior competition was held over 4 km with a total climb of 400 m.[2]

Turkish runner Ahmet Arslan retained his European title for a second time in the men's senior race, following wins in 2007 and 2008. In the women's senior race, Martina Strähl took the honours over home favourite Andrea Mayr. Italian athletes dominated the team competitions at the championships, taking the gold medals in the senior men's and women's races, as well as the men's under-20s event. Turkish runners topped the podium in both the under-20s contests; Yusuf Alici and Derya Altintas won the boys and girls titles respectively.[3]

Results

Men

Rank Runner Country Time (m:s)
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Ahmet Arslan  Turkey 58:26
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Marco De Gasperi  Italy 59:09
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Sébastien Epiney   Switzerland 59:19
4 Timo Zeiler  Germany 59:31
5 Raymond Fontaine  France 59:37
6 Martin Dematteis  Italy 60:04
7 Said Jandari  France 60:29
8 Emmanuel Meyssat  France 60:58
9 Riccardo Sterni  Italy 61:05
10 Javier Crespo  Spain 61:09
Marco De Gasperi (left) won the men's silver and Andrea Mayr took the women's bronze.
Marco De Gasperi (left) won the men's silver and Andrea Mayr took the women's bronze.
Teams
Rank Team Points
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 Italy 17
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 France 20
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 Turkey 32
4   Switzerland 45
5  Czech Republic 48

Women

Rank Runner Country Time (m:s)
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Martina Strähl   Switzerland 54:39
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Valentina Belotti  Italy 55:28
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Andrea Mayr  Austria 56:55
4 Renate Rungger  Italy 57:17
5 Natalya Leontyeva  Russia 57:29
6 Bernadette Meier-Brändle   Switzerland 57:36
7 Zhanna Vokuyeva  Russia 58:01
8 Kate Goodhead  United Kingdom 58:34
9 Katie Ingram  United Kingdom 58:37
10 Maria Grazia Roberti  Italy 58:40
Teams
Rank Team Points
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 Italy
Valentina Belotti
Renate Rungger
Maria Grazia Roberti
16
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  Switzerland 19
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 United Kingdom 34
4  Russia 54
5  Czech Republic 57

Under-20s men

Rank Runner Country Time (m:s)
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Yusuf Alici  Turkey 50:29
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Xavier Chevrier  Italy 50:44
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Candide Pralong   Switzerland 51:39
4 Jakub Bajza  Czech Republic 52:58
5 Scott McDonald  United Kingdom 53:06
6 Didrik Tønseth  Norway 53:13
7 Michael Gras  France 53:28
8 Luca Cagnati  Italy 53:37
9 Jørgen Bye Brevik  Norway 53:51
10 Kelemu Crippa  Italy 53:54
Teams
Rank Team Points
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 Italy 20
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 Norway 26
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 United Kingdom 32
4   Switzerland 39
5  Turkey 58

Under-20s women

Rank Runner Country Time (m:s)
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Derya Altintas  Turkey 23:15
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Elif Karabulut  Turkey 23:20
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Yasemin Can  Turkey 23:29
4 Andra Ologu  Romania 23:39
5 Tatyana Prorokova  Russia 23:43
6 Gina Paletta  United Kingdom 23:45
7 Ludmila Horká  Czech Republic 23:51
8 Raluca Morjan  Romania 23:59
9 Victoria Graves  United Kingdom 24:03
10 Kaja Obidic  Slovenia 24:15
Teams
Rank Team Points
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 Turkey 3
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 Romania 12
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 United Kingdom 15
4  Czech Republic 18
5  Russia 26

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