Race Director organises Trail World Championships
Richard Donovan, the Antarctic Ice Marathon race director, organised the offficial IAU Trail World Championships in Connemara, Ireland on 9 July 2011.
Elite ultramarathon runners from every populated continent took part in the race, incuding over 120 athletes from the athletics federations of Argentina, Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Nepal, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, South Africa, Spain and the USA.
The International Association of Ultra Runners awarded the Order of Merit to Donovan for his planning and execution of the event.
A 25-minute programme on the race can be viewed below. This programme will be broadcast to over 100 million households globally beginning on 29 August on Channel 4 (UK).
The race website is www.runconnemara.com