Laura Orgué and Oihana Kortazar, first and second in the Skyrace Comapedrosa, scale positions in the fight for the overall circuit. Pablo Villa tenth in Andorra on a test winned by Tom Owens, the British of Salomon. Jan Margarit and Paula Cabrerizo world junior champions in Vertical and Skyrace in Italy
El noruego de Salomon logra un doblete en Kilómetro Vertical y Skymarathon y se convierte en el gran protagonista de los Skyrunner World Championships celebrados en la Vall de Boí. Oihana Kortazar acaba en una meritoria quinta posición en la prueba de Skymarathon, justo por detrás de la atleta de Salomon Ida Nilsson
Kilian Jornet is first to kiss the Hardrock for third year running in a victory shared with Jason Schlarb| Jul 23 2016
Kilian Jornet and the local runner Jason Schlarb decided to cross the line together and be the first to kiss the cherished Hardrock. “In long-distance runs the most important thing is the journey, discovering and sharing moments and feelings with nature, with the volunteers and the other runners. After running together for nearly 23 hours, it makes no sense to win by one or five minutes.”, said Jornet
Orgue has completed the 2.8km route and 1.033m of D + in 40.39.15. Only Christel Dewalle (39: 35.28), world record specialty and current leader of the Vertical Series has been faster than Orgue, who could not defend her title.
If the 17th of July saw record numbers of participants at the end of the eighth Andorra Ultra Trail Vallnord, in 2017 it is adding another event that will test even further competitors’ spirit of pushing themselves to the limit. It’s the Eufòria, a 233-kilometre adventure with an accumulated ascent of 20,000m, the latest member of the family made up of the Ronda dels Cims (170km and 13,500m ascent), the Mític (112km and 9,700m), the Celestrail (83km and 5,000m), the Marató dels Cims (42,5km and 3,000m D) and the Solidaritrail (10km and 750m).
The eighth staging of the event ends with a record attendance and number of countries represented. The Solidaritrail was held on Sunday while runners from the other four events crossed the finishing line. More than 400 volunteers have given the best possible help to the runners
The Salomon Etixx Team athlete has taken victory in the Skyrace of Canazei (2h27’43 ”). Orgué, also won with authority in the Vertical Race of Dolomites on Friday (38’31 ”) and it is second at the Vertical series. The young Jan Margarit is second overall in Sky series.
The Frenchman won the hotly contested 170km Ronda dels Cims with a combined ascent of 13,500m, the stellar event in the Andorra Ultra Trail Vallnord. Passerat faced tough competition from Kenichi Yamamoto, Nicola Bassi and Pep Ballester over most of the course.
Cassa de la Selva athlete climbs to the second step of the podium at Olla de Núria in a race that he has won four times, and has this time led the young Jan Margarit.
Victories of Jan Margarit and Laura Orgué in the Olla de Núria, where Oihana Kortazar finished second with good feelings. Iker Karrera conquer the Pyrenees Fit Race Experience in marathon mode, a good test to pick up pace.