Jonathan Wyatt and Anna Frost world mountain running Grand Prix champs
LJUBLJANA - SLOVENIA
Anna Frost and Jonathan Wyatt are crowned world mountain running Grand Prix champions
Fifty five years after Sir Edmund Hillary scaled Mt Everest, the New Zealand pair of Jonathan Wyatt and Anna Frost were crowned world mountain running Grand Prix champions in Slovenia over the weekend.
In the final race of the seven event Grand Prix series, the 29th Smarna Gora, Wyatt finished fourth but had amassed sufficient points over the series to secure the win. He scored 394 points to beat Marco Gaiardo of Italy by 44 points and the final race winner Mitja Kosovelj of Slovenia who finished up with 297 points.
Kosovelj covered the 9km ascending 710m and descending 350m in 40m 22s, with Wyatt recording 41m 42s.
Frost, suffering from a slight throat infection could only manage eighth in the race, however with her total points of 315 ran out the Grand Prix women's winner beating Kosovelj's sister Mateja by 23 points.
Andrea Mayr of Austria won the women's race in 45m 24s.
NEWCASTLE - UK
Michael Aish finished 14th in the 28th annual Great North Run in Newcastle covering the half marathon in 1h 4m 20s.
Tsegaye Kebede of Ethiopia won in 59m 45s. Gete Wami of Ethiopia won the women's race in 1h 8m 51s.
Athletics New Zealand