Cristofer Clemente debuts at the Golden Trail National Series in a record-breaking Marathon
Cristofer Clemente is in the early stages of a new season of trail. The athlete from La Gomera started the course with a victory in the Artenara Trail and this weekend he enjoyed the second test of the Golden Trail National Series, which traveled to the Maraton del Meridiano. Clemente was fourth (3:46:46), in a very fast race in which the Norwegian runner of the equipment Salomon, Stian Angermund, established a new record in the Meridiano test, leaving it at 3:40:55 and exceeding in 23 seconds the brand that he himself established in the edition of last year.
The Golden Trail National Series started with the Louzantrail, in Portugal, where Eduard Hernández and Paula Cabrerizo won the men’s and women’s category. This weekend, lived the second appointment of the Series, where the protagonist was the Herreño heat and its 42km with 2,600m of positive height difference. Angermund dominated almost from the beginning the appointment of El Hierro, entering the finish ahead of Eduard Hernandez (3:45:25) and Pablo Villalobos (3:45:44).
Clemente, fourth, was grateful for this new experience in an appointment that is very special for him: the 18km of the Maraton del Meridiano was his first trail race back in 2011. This year he competed in the 42km, where he was third in 2018 and He won on 4 occasions between 2013 and 2017: “It was a very quick race but it was a pleasure to run once again at El Hierro, congratulations to all the comrades for their careers and organization, volunteers and the people of Herreño for their warmth.” Clemente was, also, very satisfied with his time of 3:46:46, which is his best record so far, improving the previous one of 3:50:30 achieved in 2017.
In the women’s category, the victory went to Silvia Puigarnau (4:54:01), ahead of Fátima Sanmartín (5:10:39) and Sonia Amat (5:24:03). Puigarnau, who was sixth in Louzantrail, and Eduard Hernández lead the overall classification of the Golden Trail National Series once the first two dates have been held. The next stop of the Series will be on April 7, at the Cap de Creus Trail.