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Hungary steps up preparations for 2019 Laser-Run World Championships

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The city of Budapest will achieve a world first in 2019 when it hosts two UIPM World Championships simultaneously. And preparations are already being stepped up.

With the Pentathlon World Championships and Laser-Run World Championships both heading in the direction of Hungary’s capital next year, the host nation is sending an expanded team to the 2018 Laser-Run World Championships in Dublin (IRL) next month.

The athletes picked for the trip have come through two selection competitions, enabling the Hungarian Modern Pentathlon Association to identify 10 male and female athletes who will had to Dublin alongside four coaches – and another 10 athletes who are self-funded.

As the young Laser-Runners of Hungary embark on their quest for world domination, back home two events have been planned with a view to building anticipation and interest for the double hosting experience in 2019.

First, the Budapest Urban Games takes place at the Citadella venue on September 1 with individual and Mixed Relay Laser-Run races featuring alongside running, swimming, ‘streetball’ and ‘grundfoci’ (3x3 football).

Then, a week later, the HMPA will participate in the 1st Pierre de Coubertin Pentathlon Day with another Laser-Run competition aimed at generating more interest in the format.

The UIPM Global Laser-Run City Tour was created in 2017 to deliver an exciting, dynamic and fun competition to participants of all ages and offer them an entry point to UIPM Sports.

The Global LRCT took place in parks, stadiums and iconic urban venues in 60 cities around the world in 2017, with more than 15,000 participants. There are about 100 events scheduled in 2018.

Laser-Run is a development sport of UIPM but aspiring athletes of all ages also have the chance to compete for global titles at the UIPM Laser-Run World Championships, which are taking place in Dublin (IRL) on September 28-30, 2018. You can register for the open division here and view the invitation to National Federations here.

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