SALOMON ULTRA RUNNING ACADEMY 2017 OFFERS 48 ENTRIES: INFO & INTERVIEW GREG VOLLET, SALOMON SPORTS MARKETING MGR.

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Talent scouting and development is becoming paramount at the trail running scene. Fresh faces come up every year and make big impressions in major ultrarunning events through the world, such as Mira Rai victory at Marathon Mont Blanc 80k in 2015 or Ida Nilsson´s at Transvulcania 2016.

The french brand that recruited both talents is now launching its next stage, the Salomon Ultra Running Academy offering up to 48 entries over three continents to identify and support the best upcoming ultra talents. Watch our videointerview with Greg Vollet as Salomon Sports Marketing manager below and read on more on this new project.  

 

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SALOMON ULTRA RUNNING ACADEMY 2017

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According to the french company Salomon, based at Annecy, there are yet some ultra-runners charging ahead, filled with passion and dreams, inspired by idols or simply addicted to the great outdoors. Some of them don’t even know how talented they are. Most of them don’t realize that they’re the athletes who will be shaping the future of the sport, and naturaly enough, Salomon would love to find tehm and get them to join their team.

The Salomon Ultra Running Academies will be organized on 3 continents. 

  • March 2017 for North America in USA (Moab)
  • April for Asia-Oceania in China (Linhai)
  •  May for Europe in France (Annecy)

Registrations will open through this website, starting tomorrow 4th of January. Sixteen runners will be selected per each academy. The best man and the best woman for each one will be invited to participate in the Chamonix 80K held within the calssic Marathon Mont Blanc event in France at the end of June and then to the TransAlpine run in Germany. And then depending on their talent and personalities, some great projects could be developed for them.

People, aged 20 or older from these continents will be able to apply for the continental selection. 8 women and 8 men will be selected to spend a dream week of training with the legends of the discipline, sharing with the experts of the sports and the Salomon product developers.
The next academy attendees can expect boundless energy on and off the trails, advices on how to manage their sport, both physically and mentally, from athletes who’ve been there and learnt from experience.

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“Above all, it’s about sharing the passion. The great thing about enthusiasm is that it’s contagious!” says Gregory Vollet, the International Sports Marketing Manager

“The Salomon Ultra Running Academy is going to be an incredible opportunity for the runners that get to attend. After working with the youth at the Salomon running academy I’m excited to work on this new project and being the same incredible experience to ultra-runners. This will be an incredible program that gives the runners a chance to run, train, and learn with their trail running peers. I was lucky enough to be invited to this first edition and get to share my experience and knowledge and am looking forward to working with the runners.” Max King

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SALOMON ULTRA RUNNING TEAM 2010-2017: PHOTOGALLERY.

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