The extreme temperatures and hard conditions that were part of the eighth edition of the Krali Marko Trails race did not prevent over 450 competitors from 22 countries to participate in the adventure on one of the four races and to completely outrun themselves in the true sense of the word.
This weekend we witnessed some of the most extreme weather conditions on the Krali Marko Trails race in Prilep. The temperature on average was about 30 degrees Celsius, and in some parts of the day, it easily reached the 40th degree. The desert like conditions definitely affected the entire event in a different aspect, from race times that were far from normal to logistics and organizational difficulties, but they definitely did not prevent competitors from overcoming themselves in a new adventure.
Due to extreme conditions, the organizer extended the finish limit for one hour on all races, including the limit on the control point Lake Prilep in the 67 km race.
The longest race this year, Kozjak Trail 67K, which has a climb of 3600 meters, started at 8 am, with a total of 57 participants, from which 44 successfully completed the race with a success rate of over 75%.
Winners in the women’s category are:
  1. Desislava Tsvetanova – Bulgaria – 10:40:45
  2. Veselka Velkova – Bulgaria – 11:55:06
  3. Arineta Mula – Kosovo – 12:27:42
Winners in the men’s category are:
  1. Ivailo Keremedzhiev – Bulgaria – 10:03:38
  2. Plamen Penov – Bulgaria – 10:31:17
  3. Vladimir Milushev – Bulgaria – 10:38:17
The KMT’s second longest distance was Kamena Baba Train with 34K with 1750 meters. 118 runners started the race, out of which 108 successfully completed.
Winners in the women’s category are:
  1. Nevena Rajkovic – Serbia – 4:49:01
  2. Katarina Šolaja – Serbia – 5:02:59
  3. Maja Milosavljevic – Serbia – 5:06:41
Winners in the men’s category are:
  1. Aleksandar Kirkovski – Macedonia – 3:46:23
  2. Lyubomir Todorov – Bulgaria – 4:06:43
  3. Daniel Kubasliev / Venci Mladenov – Bulgaria – 4:18:59
The shortest race Treskavec Trail 16K with 800 meters of climb also had the most runners. A total of 191 competitors participated, 187 of whom finished the race.
Winners of the women’s race race are:
  1. Brooke Filipovski – Australia – 1:58:03
  2. Mary Mircheska – Macedonia – 1:59:14
  3. Antonia Brezovska 2:02:16
Winners in the men’s category are:
  1. Aleksandar Stojkoski – Macedonia – 1:30:49
  2. Daniel Angeloski – Macedonia – 1:35:11
  3. Igor Stojanovski Gish – Macedonia – 1:37:45