Eszter Alíz Ősi won a bronze medal at the 2019 Youth Skyrunning World Championships held in L’Aquila, Italy. A record 28 countries entered the competition, which made the races even more diverse and exciting.
But what is skyrunning? According to the International Skyrunning Federation, it is “running in the mountains above 2,000m altitude where the climbing difficulty does not exceed II° grade and the incline is over 30%”.
From sea to sky, skyrunning spans the great outdoors, across the world’s mountain ranges…and the imagination of thousands of participants and fans. It’s a sport born in the wild, where the logic was to reach the highest peak in the shortest time from a town or village.