European Running Championship from Zermatt to the Riffelberg
This will be the very first time that Switzerland – a successful mountain running nation – has hosted the European Mountain Running Championships and it will be based in Zermatt.
The European Mountain Running Championships will take place in connection with the Gornergrat Zermatt Marathon on 6 July. Once the amateur athletes have had their day (Saturday), it will be the turn of the professionals from almost 30 countries around the world to be in the spotlight. The elite race is 10.1 km and goes from Zermatt up to the Riffelberg, and the U20 race is slightly shorter (this starts on the Riffelalp). The whole Swiss team will be in Zermatt from Monday 1 July to prepare for the race.
- Maude Mathys (CA Riviera)
- Victoria Kreuzer (TV Naters)
- Theres Leboeuf (CABV Martigny)
- Simone Troxler (Footing-Club Lausanne)
Sub: Nathalie von Siebenthal (LC Scharnachtal), Judith Wyder (STB)
The women's team will be led by Maude Mathys (CA Riviera). The athlete from Vaud has been European Champion for the last two years and is aiming for her third European Championship win. Last Sunday, Mathys won the Swiss Championships at the Neirivue-Moléson mountain run, with Rémi Bonnet (CS Marsens) taking gold in the men's group. The Swiss Championships race is a selection race for the European Championships.
Women’s Team U20
- Aarti Miescher (Gerbersport)
- Shelly Schenk (LC Frauenfeld)
- Joana Seiler (All Blacks Thun)
- Carla Wüthrich (Gerbersport)
- Rémi Bonnet (CS Marsens)
- Daniel Lustenberger (LV Horw)
- Stefan Lustenberger (LV Horw)
- Jonathan Schmid (TV Unterseen)
Sub: Werner Marti, Dominik Rolli (STB)
Men’s Team U20
- Jérémy Muriset (CS Marsens)
- Tobias Renggli (LR Ebikon)
- Ambroise Repond (CS Marsens)
- Marc Rotzetter (Athletics Team Rechthalten)
Background information: Two men and two women have been selected as subs. They are all ready to step up and participate in the race if a team member has to drop out.