Author Archives: mayayo oxigeno

December 03

OMAN BY UTMB (NOV29-137/D+7800M): JASON SCHLARB AND DIEGO PAZOS JOINT WINNERS, ANNA-MARIE WATSON WINS ON WOMEN

.   This weekend OmanbyUTM was celebrated in the Oman Sultanate, 137k, 7,800 vertical gain and 6 ITRA points, second of the races for these ByUTMB series after the GaoligongByUTMB held in China last march.  Next will be the UshuaiaByUTBM in April 2019. UTMB International arrived to Oman to be the location of a new extrem ultra-trail […]

December 02

EILAT DESERT MARATHON 2018: FROM NEGEV MOUNTAINS TO RED SEA BEACH. ABEL DE FRUTOS TELLS US HOW IT WENT (4H30).

. Eilat Desert Marathon 2018 has finished! 3000 runners for the 8th edition in the city of Eilat in Israel. Have you ever think about running a marathon in the desert? This is your oportunity, in the rocky Negev desert and having the chance to swim in the Red Sea beach just after getting your […]

October 03

PIKES PEAK MARATHON: RECORDS ARE MADE TO BE BROKEN. A COLORADO STORY. WITH ZEBULON PIKE, JHON BARR AND ARNO SUOMINEN.

. A short story written by Mayayo and originally published at italian magazine Spirito Trail OCT18 issue   Unconfirmed reports state that America´s mountain, the famous Pike´s Peak that stands alone over Colorado Springs at 4.302m has been climbed up and down by a woman, Megan Kimmel, via Barr Trail in just  4H15M. Sh would […]

September 15

INOV-8 MUDCLAW G 260: Graphene sole and kevlar reinforced upper for flying through softground. Review by Lee Procter

The Inov-8 Mudclaw G-260 is a brand new trail running shoe for softground with graphene sole. Inov-8 recently announced a world-first in the sports footwear market by incorporating graphene into running shoes via the new Inov-8 G Series. The tech specs for this model include a lightweigth of 260 grams, kevlar reinforced upper, prominent 8mm […]

September 12

TOR DES GEANTS 2018 RACE REPORT. WINNERS FRANCO BOLLE (74h03) AND SILVIA TRIGUEROS (87h50)

. Tor des Géants 2018 has Franco Colle (74h03m) and Silvia Trigueros (87h50m) as winners This unique race was created back in 2010 as a 330k/D+24.000m ultra trail which takes place all over the Aosta Valley, Italy, with its start and the finish at Courmayeur. This year around 800 runners took on the challenge, with a maximum […]

September 11

RING OF STEALL IN SCOTLAND TO DECIDE FINALISTS FOR SALOMON GOLDEN TRAIL SERIES. Course, favorites and the other races

.. The Golden Trail Series is about to hold its fifth stop this weekend at Ring of Steall, Scotland. This event also represents the final chance to qualify for Grand Finale in South Africa. The course is the most technical in the series, being a variation of the classic ‘Ring of Steall’ ridge-walking route. This 29k/D+2,500m mountain […]

September 02

KILIAN JORNET RETIRED DUE TO A BEE´S STING: PERSONAL DECLARATIONS. 

..   Kilian Jornet retired from the UTMB 2018 when close to the Bonatti refuge 92k due to a bee´sting. Having been stung just three hours before the race, he then suffered an allergic reaction and stomach pains after the wound. Watch and read below, Kilian Jornet’s statement after retiring from the UTMB after he […]

August 20

PIKES PEAK MARATHON 2018 GOES TO DAKOTA JONES AND MEGAN KIMMEL (CR!). ORIOL CARDONA AND LAURA ORGUÉ TAKE SILVER.

.. The Golden Trail Series held its fourth stop this weekend at Pikes Peak Marathon in Colorado, where two locals took the gold and two spaniards the silver. Dakota Jones and Megan Kimmel won, with Kimmel setting a new women’s course record of 4:15:04 to break the mark that had stood since 1981 by 14 seconds. […]

August 06

SIERRE ZINAL 2018: RACE PREVIEW. The Course, the favorites and trail running gear guide by Ida Nilsson (Zegama & Transvulcania winner)

. The Sierre Zinal race is one of the best in the world, due to is long history, scenic views and ever competitive field.  It is a classic sports event held in the Swiss Valais region, linking the towns of Sierre (585m) with Zinal (1685m) by a trail that climbs up to a course summit […]

July 31

ULTRA TRAIL TRAINING: RYAN SANDES SHARES KEY TIPS FOR HIS 1.046KM RECORD AT HIMALAYA TRAIL

. Ultra trail training is most demanding, both because the physical and mental challenges it poses. Ultrarunner Ryan Sandes and compatriot Ryno Griesel completed a Fastest Known Time (FKT) on the Great Himalaya Trail back in March. Now,  Ryan shares key insight into how tough it was just to prepare adequately for it. Training smartly first, and then running […]