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VIDEO: The cruel ascent at the World Mountain Running Championships

Runners were forced to a near-walk up this particular part of the course at Sunday's World Mountain Running Championships

World Mountain Running Championships

Making its rounds on social media is footage from the monstrous hill at the 2017 World Mountain Running Championships.

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Video shows just how steep one section of the Premana, Italy course really is as runners’ best hope at continuing forward progress is with their hands on their knees. All divisions – junior men and women as well as senior men and women – had to climb the daunting route either once or twice.

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Two Ugandans, sporting the nation’s yellow team singlet, are seen leading the race, in the first of two videos, with Victor Kiplangat taking the 13K victory in 52:31.







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