Aritz Egea breaks the CAMOVI record and Tòfol Castanyer finishes twelfth in the Ultra Trail Mount Fuji
Aritz Egea has traveled to Viveiro (Lugo) to participate in the ninth edition of the Montes de Viveiro Race, of 42 km and 2,625 meters of positive height difference. The Basque athlete was the first to reach the finish line with a time of 3h46:29, breaking the previous record of the race established in 2016 by Antonio Manjón (3h53:06). “The sensations have been very good in this first marathon of the season that serves as a test to see how we face the following appointments,” said Egea.
The test started on Saturday, April 27 at 8 in the morning and developed with a purely Galician meteorology of light drizzle in the first hours and quite mud in many parts of its route. Still, Egea, accustomed to this climate, took up 22 minutes to the second classified Roberto Riobocon (4h08:09) and Fran Salgueiro was in charge of closing the podium (4h09:35). On the women’s level, the victory was also for Salomon’s ambassador, the Basque athlete Oihana Kortazar (4h27:40) who also took the record of the event.
On the other hand, Tòfol Castanyer flew to Japan to participate in the first ultra of the season, the Ultra Trail Mount Fuji, 167 km and 8,000 meters of positive height gain, which is part of the Ultra Trail World Tour circuit. The Spaniard, who was premiering in this race, finished in twelfth place (23h18:41) in a race that does not completely surround the highest mountain in Japan, although it does cover much of its perimeter starting in Kodomo no Kuni and ending in Kawaguchiko
The starting gun was on Friday April 26 under a cold and humid climate that accompanied the runners throughout the tour. Castanyer was most of the kilometers in the top 10 until finally reached the goal of 12th, despite suffering intestinal problems. The victory went to Xavier Thevenard (19h36:26) followed by Jing Liang (20h39:38) and Loren Newman (20h40:14).
Next weekend Jan Margarit will participate in the Vertical kilometer and the Trentapassi Skyrace in Italy.