Charlotte Morgan wins opening WMRA World Cup race

Briton comes home more than a minute clear at the Tatra Race Run in Poland

Charlotte Morgan

by Trail Running |

Pic: Charlotte Morgan (credit: Marco Gulberti)

Britain's Charlotte Morgan took the women's victory at the Tatra Race Run in Poland, the first round of the 2021 World Cup, yesterday.

The Carnethy Hill Running Club runner won by 69 seconds as she clocked a time of 2 hours 46 minutes 4 seconds for the 24km event with 1700m of ascent.

The Tatra Mountains provided a stunning backdrop for the first event of the 16-stage World Cup series as 307 runners from eight countries were represented.

Morgan, the 2018 world long-distance mountain running champion, exchanged the lead with Italy's Alice Gaggi, who eventually finished second in 2:47:13. Iwona Januszyk of Poland was third with 2:50:54.

On the men's side, Poland's Marcin Kubica led from early on to cross the finish line first in 2:18:52. Compatriot Piotr Lobodzinski, a twice world tower-running champion, was second with 2:20:22 and Italy's Henry Aymonod third in 2:21:41.

The next event in the World Cup will be Grossglockner in Heiligenblut, Austria, on July 11.

Tatra Race Run
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