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2014 World Ranking races announced

2014 Race Ranking - © Jordi Saragossa


Building on the 2012 and 2013 race selections, the ISF announces 71 races on which the  2014 World Ranking will be based:  14 Vertical, 21 Sky and 36 Ultras in 18 countries and five continents.

Following the success  of the 2013 World Ranking, the ISF confirms their initial aim to  increase the number of races (50 in 2013) to reach 100 in 2015. Throughout the 2014 season, additional races will be included, counting, among other parameters, the number of 2013 top ranked runners at the start line.


The élite ranking is based on a consolidated formula also used in other sports but for the first time, adapted to mountain courses.  The formula also comprises an exclusive ISF algorithm which takes into consideration factors such as the number of élite athletes participating and the winners’ advantage over the other top finishers. The three best results in each category are counted with a correction factor for races with at least five élite athletes from the current year’s ranking present.


Of the three disciplines, the Ultras count the most siginificant increase in numbers, from 20 to 36.  This is due to the fact that many athletes from different countries want to compete in a strong international field. Out of ten selected races (amounting to 28% of the total), the United States registers the greatest increase, confirming their position as one of the major players in the ultra distances.  

Based on the new selection, the 2014 ISF World Ranking will offer an even more precise panorama of the athletes involved in skyrunning globally – a valuable instrument in determining which athletes should benefit from slots and benefits and as an added balue in raising their profile with sponsors and media.  

Based on the results of three racing seasons, it will be at the end of 2015 that the full impact of the World Ranking will come into effect.



2014 World Ranking Races

Ultra - Sky - Vertical