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ON ROCKY GROUND

Master technical terrain with the help of obstacle course supremo turned mountain running champion Jon Albon

If you fall, you will die,” says Jon Albon of the most technical section of his 2016 highlight race. The 27-yearold Brit has won the Obstacle Course Race World Championships for the last three years but the race he is talking about didn’t involve leaping fire pits or swimming through mud bogs in a crowded field. No, this is a straight-ahead running race: the Salomon Glen Coe Skyline.

Mountain running races are now taking competitors through terrain once tackled only by rock climbers. Albon went on to win the Glen Coe Skyline, becoming both the 2016 OCR World Champion and the Skyrunning Extreme Series World Champion in the same year. Here, he explains to MR the skills he needed to tackle such technical terrain.

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