Mountain Running

„The steeper, the better“

Initially mainly practiced for training purposes for the winter season, mountain running has evolved as Anton’s sporting passion in summer. Over the last few years Anton made himself a name in the mountain running scene.

2013 he became German champion at the traditional Hochfelln Race and could place himself among the top 10 in a strong international starter field alongside reigning World and European champions. At the „Red Bull Dolomiten Mann“ event Anton scored the 7th best time in the running competition and proved once again that he can compete with the world’s best.

In 2012, he achieved his biggest international success by winning the silver medal at the Junior Mountain Running Championships in Turkey. It was the first European individual medal for the DLV, the German Athletics Federation, in Mountain Running since 2005.

One can only wonder what the future holds for Anton in a sport, in which endurance skills and experience is of great advantage.

Mountain Running Competitions

A mountain run is a running competition with large height differences. Typically, a mountain peak or a marked elevation is the goal of the race or needs to be passed before reaching the finish line. The track often follows trails and paths, sometimes concrete roads.

Mountain running is based on the goal to reach the finish on the defined path as quickly as possible. Mountain races take place in a variety of distances and terrains. Distances range from short 15-minute sprints to long trails of several hours. Competitions can be pure uphill or uphill / downhill races.

 

Career Highlights

World Championships

2012: 6th place, U20, ITA

2010: Silver, Junior, Team, SLO

European Championships

2012: Silver, U20, TUR

2011: 5th place, U20, TUR

 

German Championships

2013: 1st, German Championship, Hochfelln-Berglauf

Bavarian Championships

2013 1st, Bavarian Championship, Jenner-Berglauf

 

Others

2016: 1st place Red Bull Dolomitenmann (Teamevent 2nd best in running)

2015: 2nd place Red Bull Dolomitenmann

2013: 1st place Hochalmberglauf

2013: 9th place Red Bull Dolomitenmann

2012: 15th place Harakiri Berglauf