The power of the mountains: trail runner Dmitry Mityaev set two world records at once in one race

One of the strongest trail runners in the world Dmitry Mityaev completed the 111 km Mountain Race in 13 hours 19 minutes and the Around the World 140 km and 6400 m + in 16 hours 20 minutes. The conditions of his single race were as close to racing as possible. Dmitry had a full set of equipment, and food points were placed along the route.

How were the records set?

The athlete started on July 31 at 4 am from the Azau glade. Dmitry set the Mountain Race record in Verkhniy Baksan, running the distance 2.5 hours faster than the previous record holder Andrey Khramov. Then Mityaev ran another 30 km to the Azau glade to close the Around the World ring and update another record.

The power of the mountains: trail runner Dmitry Mityaev set two world records at once in one race

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In his Instagram, the athlete admitted that he was always interested in why other athletes are slow to run these tracks.

The athlete has already had a similar race. Dmitry raced in France - 140 km and 7000 m +.

The power of the mountains: trail runner Dmitry Mityaev set two world records at once in one race

Photo: Danil Kolodin / Red Bull Content Pool

Who is Dmitry Mityaev?

Dmitry Mityaev is the strongest trail runner in Russia. He has the highest ITRA index, which is recruited by the sum of races.

In one of the interviews, the athlete said that he came to trail running from orienteering. As a child, he played football, and then became interested in running on the ground. Dmitry admits that he won his first competition without any knowledge of orienteering. Later he began to study in the section and speak at various events. At one of them, he met his wife. Ekaterina Mityaeva is also involved in trail running and holds the position of one of the strongest athletes.

The power of the mountains: trail runner Dmitry Mityaev set two world records at once in one race

Photo: Danil Kolodin / Red Bull Content Pool

Dmitry's year is divided into several cycles: training, competitive and short rest. During the training period, the duration of classes can be up to 30 hours per week. During the rest period - 5-6 hours a week.

Dmitry Mityaev stands for the international Adidas team, and is also the ambassador of Red Bull. He also founded Trail Running School with his wife. Athletes first wrote articles about trail running on the school's website, and then began to conduct online training. In addition to the school, Dmitry organizes training camps in which people can combine recreation and sports. Athletes have students who compete in international competitions. For example, Alexey Tolstenko, who, as a support, ran part of the distance on the Mountain Race with Dmitry.

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