Brașov City is hosting the first world athletics championship ever organized in Romania! The 50KM World Running Championship takes place on September 1, 2019 in the town beneath Tâmpa.
Organized BY IAU (International Organization of Ultra-running), together with the Romanian Federation of Athletics and with the support of Ministry of Youth and Sport, Brașov City Hall and Braşov City Council, the 50KM World Running Championship will bring to Brașov the strongest Ultra-runners of the moment.
Athletes from 30 countries representing all continents will arrive at this championship, and before the competition starts, the Romanian Athletics Federation will introduce you the most famous athletes who will run through the streets of Brașov.
Caitriona Jennings was born on June 17, 1980 and hails from Ireland to win a medal at the 50KM World Championship in Brașov.
An experienced runner, Caitriona is extremely confident that she can achieve a good result, especially from the rich track record she has.
In 2015, at the 50KM World Running Championship, hosted by Doha (Qatar), the Irish athlete ended the race on the 4th position, at a very short distance from the podium. At the same time, Caitriona holds the national record for the distance of 50 KM, with a time of 3:24:29, a successful performance in the National Championship of 50 KM of Ireland, in 2018.
It is also worth noting that, at the 2012 edition of the London Olympics, Caitriona Jennings represented Ireland in the marathon event, where she obtained the time of 2:36:11.
This year, Caitriona Jennings finished on the third position in the Comrades Marathon, finishing on a distance of 87 KM with a time of 6:24:00.
The 50KM World Running Championship takes place on September 1, 2019 in the city beneath Tâmpa and is organized by the IAU (International Ultra-Running Organization), together with the Romanian Athletics Federation, with the support of the Ministry of Youth and Sport and of the City Hall of Brașov and is co-financed by the Brașov County Council.
Alongside the organizers, there are their partners: Metropolitan Agency Brașov, Alpin Conference Centre, Universitatea Transilvania, Faculty of Sports and Physical Education Coresi; Hospice Casa Speranței, Coresi; sponsors (Spartan, Olea, Perskindol, Kinesis, Green Cola, Home Recovery, BLife, Rădăcini Motors) and media partners (Radio Romania Braşov, 100% Sport, NewsBV, BizBrașov, 24FUN, MixTV, Radio Brașov, Transilvania 365, Brașovul Tău, TV BV, Iubim Brașovul, Brașov Metropolitan, România Pozitivă, Infotrafic).
All information regarding the competition can be found on the website www.brasov50km.com.