TNF Transgrancanaria 2013 Race results, photos and report. Winners 119k Sebastien Chaigneau & Nerea Martinez.

The North Face Transgrancanaria 2013 completed its 11th edition with big success  Four courses were offered, ranging from the 24k of the Starter to the full 119k of the clasic Transgrancanaria main event.  Our team completed the ultra trail for the third time this 2013, so we can personally recommend it. The names at this year´s podiums also speak volumes on the race quality: Sebastien Chaigneau, Nerea Martínez, Ryan Sandes, Philipp Reiter, Emelie Forsberg…world class talent. 

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Transgrancanaria 2013 Results 83k 
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Transgrancanaria 2013 Results Teams 

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TRANSGRANCANARIA 2013 RACE REPORT.

Seb Chaigneau & Nerea Martínez winners 

• Besides the frenchman Sebastien Chaigneu, spaniards Oier Ibarbia and Yeray Durán completed the men´s podium of the 119km race. Nerea Martínez won the female category with Esther Fernández and Denise Zimmermann coming after her.

• South African Ryan Sandes won the men´s Advanced race (83 km) with Yurena Castrillo winning the women´s. Marcin Swierc from Poland won the men´s Marathon (42 km) with Emelie Forsberg as lead woman. Finally, Miguel Orcajo took the male title for the Starter race (24 km).

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TRANSGRANCANARIA 119K RACE REPORT: The Frenchman Sebastien Chaigneau and the Spaniard Nerea Martínez were rewarded today with the title of ‘winners’ of The North Face® Transgrancanaria in the 119km category during the prize ceremony of the event that got together more than 2500 participants and that ended up today Sunday 3rd of March.

Chaigneau arrived first, after a race of 14 hours, 5 minutes and 53 seconds, thanks to an excellent technique and much power. At his arrival at the finish line, the French runner talked about the toughness of the weather conditions during the race, with cold and rain during the night, contrasting with the strong morning sun. The second runner who made it to the finish line was Oier Ibarbia (total time: 14:30:53) and the third, the Canarian Yeray Durán (15:03:24).

Up to 95 runners ended up the competition with a DNF, among them some of the prerace favorites, such as Spaniards Miguel Heras and Aitor Leal, the Argentinean Gustavo Reyes or the Portuguese Carlos Sá.

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In the female category of the ultra trail,  the resident of Madrid Nerea Martínez (17:16:23) was first to complete the 119k course. Second and the third positions  were taken by the same runners as in the last edition: Esther Fernández arrived second (17:33:39) and British Charlie Ramsdale, placed third (19:07:02).

TRANSGRANCANARIA 83K RACE REPORT: In the second category of the Transgrancanaria, the Advanced race which is 83 km long, the winner was another big name of the moutain races, the South African Ryan Sandes, with a total time of 8 hours and 11 minutes. 16 minutes later, the second runner arrived: the German, Philipp Reiter, who, being only 22 years old, was one of the youngest participants of this edition. José David Lutzardo arrived 3rd, 35 minutes after the winner.

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The top of the podium of the Advanced female category was for the Gran Canarian Yurena Castrillo (10:53:18). Lidia Gómez arrived in the second position (11:22:59): she was one of the favourites due to the fact that in the past she had won three times this race. Sophie Grant, the New Zealand runner, placed third (11:39:06).

TRANSGRANCANARIA 42K RACE REPORT: In the Marathon category (42km), the Polish runner, Marcin Swierc, won the race with a total time of 2 hours and 58 minutes. The Gran Canarian Alexis Almeida placed second (3 hours and 15 minutes) and Rafael Bethencourt, also canarian, arrived third (3 hours and 28 minutes).

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In the female category, the runners who made it to the podium, did so with a difference of 12 minutes: Emelie Forsberg (3:42:56), Nuria Domínguez (3:45:47), and in the third place, Janelle Tarum (3:54:53).

TRANSGRANCANARIA 24K RACE REPORT: In the Starter race, 24km long, the victory went to Miguel Ángel Orcajo (2:06:30), then Mario Vega (2:07:38) and third, Víctor Perdiz (2:08:46). And in the female category, Raffaella Ciavola (2:21:56), Ana Martín (2:29:18) and Karin Holm (2:30:30).

Jonay Prieto and Diana de la Rosa arrived first at  the finish line, but  were penalized by the judges because they didn’t have all the material that the Organization obliges the runners to take with them and that’s why they lost their position on the podium.

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In addition to the participation and audience success during this Transgrancanaria 2013, the event will also be remembered for the extreme toughness of its route, much above the expected. Together with the hard orographical conditions, 3 uninvited factors appeared: a strong wind, a thick fog in the middle regions and mountains and heavy rains pouring during the whole night on great part of the island. Some extreme conditions that, on the 10th anniversary of the event, help grow its fame as one of the best moutain carreers in Europe.

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THE NORTH FACE TRANSGRANCARIA 2013. Photogallery

See up to 6 additional full photogalleries covering all 4 races at different trail spots at our sister site KATAVERNO.COM, specialized in trail running photography. Over 1.000 pics from all runners at Transgrancanaria available here, for free view and download. 

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FURTHER INFO ABOUT TRAIL RUNNING & RUNNERS FROM SPAIN. 

More about trail races and runners from Spain and over the world, in spanish at Carrerasdemontana.com

Key trail races & trail runners in Spain 2013 

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Info by Mayayo Oxígeno for Trailrunningspain

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Miguel Heras has just published his 2013 trailrunning calendar. It is a heavy challenge, for sure, covering 1.152 km in competition, including 10 Ultras. Out of those ultrarunning races he is to tackle, 6 of them will be taking place in the USA, including highly competitive runs at Western States, Leadville & Run Rabbit Run. Go Miguel, go!

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Miguel Heras es uno de los corredores de montaña de referencia a nivel global. Si en 2012 ganó entre otras los 100k de Taiwan, los 42k en Patagonia o las 50 Millas de San Francisco, en 2013 arrancó ya ganando los 84k del Ultra Maratón del Meridiano. La semana que viene estaremos con él en directo para los 119k de la Transgrancanaria. Hoy publicamos su calendario de carreras de montaña 2013. Serán 1.152km con dorsal, incluidas tres cienmilleras USA de gran prestigio:  Western States, Leadville y Run Rabbit Run.

Miguel Heras Calendario Carreras Montaña 2013

Miguel Heras Calendario Carreras Montaña 2013 (1.152km con dorsal)

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MIGUEL HERAS: CALENDARIO CARRERAS MONTAÑA 2013.

Miguel Angel Heras, como corredor de montaña de élite del equipo Salomon Running internacional publicaba hoy mismo su calendario de carreras de montaña 2013, sobre el que ya habíamos estado charlando recientemente con él desde Carrerasdemontana.com. Tal como en…

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TRAIL RUNNING ARGENTINA: Spaniards enjoy it at Cruce de los Andes: Oihana Kortazar 1F ; Emma Roca 2F ; Iker Karrera 3M. Congrats to all.

The ” Cruce de los Andes” 98km multistage race at the volcano territory between Argentina and Chile is one of the most relevant among South America´s trail running for 2013. In this XI edition, the tradicional team race saw the launch of a new “solo” category, for individual trailrunners to compete with each other.  Many big names strove to achieve the title, which went in the end to Max King and Oihana Kortazar

Cruce de los Andes 2013 Mapa de carrera

Cruce de los Andes 2013 Mapa de carrera (Etapa 1: Azul  / Etapa 2: Rosa / Etapa 3: Amarillo)

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EL CRUCE LOS ANDES 2013: THE RACE

The target of this “Cruce de Los Andes” 2013  was once more to achieve the crossing of the mighty mountain range by running through solitary trails among imposing volcanos joining the lands of Argentina and Chile over a 3 stage and 98km traverse. Considering there are as many possibilities to achieve the crossing as the imagination dares to think of, the map and profile change form year yo year, adding a special unique flavor to each edition. See  below the details for the 3 days that runners tackled head on this year, with 32k, 38k and 28k.

Cruce de los Andes 2013 Etapas 32k 38k 28k

Cruce de los Andes 2013 Etapas 32k 38k 28k

The places where the event takes place are all of great beauty: Runners make their way through mountains and volcanoes, snowy peaks, forests, lakes, valleys and rocky areas. Even with the challenge taking place during the austral summer, climatic variations are enormous. Some editions have been accompanied by spectacular sunny days, with temperatures that can reach 20°C. Others, however, face the runners with truly adverse weather conditions which may include cold, snow, high winds and heavy rains.

Bearing all of it in mind, the physical demand for trail runners is enormous and requires intense training and mental toughness to make it through. It is an adventure race for those who love solitude and are willing to face three days running free among the mountains, enduring all the difficulties that entails.

Until 2013 this race was held always for teams of 2 runners (Ladies, Men or mixed) taht ought to stay together for the entire journey. In this XII edition and following  intense demand, the organization decided to add the individual category for the first time. The quality of the mountain runners who entered this new category made ​​it the prominent showpiece prominently with many of the big names among trail runners worldwide racing each other for the first individual title:  Max King, François D´Haene, Iker Karrera, Gustavo Reyes, Oihana Kortazar, Emma Roca, Anna Frost, etc…

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EL CRUCE DE LOS ANDES 2013: RACE REVIEW & RESULTS.

Cruce de los Andes 2013 Etapa 1 perfil

Cruce de los Andes 2013 Etapa 1 perfil

DAY 1 (32k): EL CRUCE COLUMBIA 2013 kicked off with a very fast 32k stage, due to its negative descent profile. Ever since this first km, the favorites to final victory lined up at front setting a very demanding pace. The results for the first day were: MEN 1. Max King  2:18 / 2. Francois D’Haene  2:21 / 3. Gustavo Reyes 2:23 / 4. Iker Karrera 2:25 / 5 Cristian Mohamed 2:30 // WOMEN 1. Oihana Kortazar 2:53 / 2. Emma Roca 2:56 / 3. (ex aequo) Anna Frost – NZ / Adriana Vargas – ARG CBA – 3:07 / 5. Rosalia Camargo – Brasil – 3:20

Cruce de los Andes 2013 Etapa 2 perfil

Cruce de los Andes 2013 Etapa 2 perfil

DAY 2 (38K):  La segunda era la etapa reina en cuanto a longitud, con 38k de los 98k que sumaba el conjunto de la prueba. Los parciales en la etapa 2 fueron los siguientes. Masculino:  1°- Max King 2º François D´Haene 3º Iker Karrera//  Femenino:  1ª Oihana Kortazar 2ª Emma Roca 3ª Anna Frost. 

Cruce de los Andes 2013 Etapa 3perfil

Cruce de los Andes 2013 Etapa 3perfil

DAY 3 (28K):  Winners Max King y Oihana Kortazar. Upon the finish line for the final stage of El Cruce Columbia with 28km,  Max King confirmed a clear victory, followed by Francoise D`haene in second. Spaniard Iker Karrera ended up third finally after a pugnacious battle with  Gustavo Reyes who ended up fourth. In the women´s field,  the podium was most consistent during all stages; Oihana Kortazar won clearly, with Emma Roca second and Anna Frost as third.

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Oihana Kortazar winner Cruce de los Andes 2013 photo oihana kortazar

Max King campeón cruce de los andes 2013

Max King winner cruce de los andes 2013 (Photo: Org.)

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VIDEO CRUCE DE LOS ANDES 2013. 

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CRUCE DE LOS ANDES 2013: Photo gallery 

 

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FURTHER INFO ABOUT TRAIL RUNNING & RUNNERS FROM SPAIN. 

More about trail races and runners from Spain and over the world, in spanish at Carrerasdemontana.com

Key trail races & trail runners in Spain 2013 

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Info by Mayayo Oxígeno for Trailrunningspain.com

 

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Kilian Jornet and Mireia Miró tackle second Ski Mountaneering ISMF world cup event at Alpiniski (Switzerland)).

  Kilian Jornet and Mireia Miro enjoyed a succesful 2013 ski mountanerring world cup kickoff at Arhntal last week.   Now at Alpiniski, the spanish trailrunners are ready to  go on with their winter ski mountaneering season. This coming weekend they will tackle the second race of the ski mountaineering World Cup at Les Marécottes-Salvan (Switzerland)

Kilian Jornet at Ski Mountaneering World Cup 2013 first race Ahrntal

Kilian Jornet at Ski Mountaneering World Cup 2013 first race Ahrntal

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SKI MOUNTANEERING WORLD CUP 2013: Second race at Alpiniski.


The Ski Mountaineering World Cup traveles to Switzerland next weeked with 2 races programmed for 25 & 26 January at Les Marecottes, not far from Martigny in the Vallée du Trient. This time, at least 15 nations will be represented. See below the official ISMF 2013 calendar.

Esqui Montaña Calendrio copa del mundo 2013 Ski mountaneering 2013 world cup calendar

The event starts off with a parade of athletes in Octodure. The Sprint takes place on Friday at 1015 in La Ceusaz, with the final round at around 1300.  The Individual race on Saturday on a classic Alpine course will again start out from La Creusaz.

The men will cover a vertical ascent of 1,538m while women and junior athletes tackle around 1,061m. After the first World Cup event in Ahrntal , all eyes are focused on the young Frenchman Mathéo Jacquemoud. However the Swiss are represented well by Martin Anthamatten and Yannick Ecoeur. The Italians are out in force with a strong team, whilst there are the spanish athletes to consider such as Kilian Jornet. In the female camp too France is well represented with Laetitia Roux although Mireia Miro ( Spain) and Gloriana Pellissier ( Italy ) will also be vying for places. See below current rankings for the ISMF 2013 world cup after race 1.

Ski Mountaneering 2013 world cup rankings after first race Ahrntal.

Ski Mountaneering 2013 world cup rankings after first race Ahrntal.

This event also concides with the celebrations for 150 years of the Swiss Alpine Club taking place in Martigny.

KILIAN JORNET & MIREIA MIRO: OUTLOOK FOR ALPINISKI

Kilian Jornet comments: “I am taking part in both the sprint race in Friday and the individual race in Saturday. I am not a sprinter so the Friday’s race will be a sort of training for Saturday, which I hope will be a nice event with many different technical zones. It is going to be a complicated course since the level in this competition is very high and the differences between the competitors are very small. Therefore, I have to be very accurate in order to get a good result”.

Mireia Miró declares: “I am in good shape after the last races in which I have scored a good result. This is why I am confident for this weekend and my goal is to be among the top five. My competitors are doing very good in the World Cup so I must be focused, do a good visualisation of the itinerary and make no mistakes during the race”

As of today, 24th January, spanish skiers Kilian Jornet and Mireia Miró are making last-minute preparations to take part this next weekend in the Alpiniski, the second race of the ski mountaineering World Cup in Switzerland. Kilian will enter in both the sprint race in Friday and the individual race in Saturday while Mireia will only participate in Saturday’s race.

Kilian and Mireia are keen on this competition, especially after the good results that both athletes have scored in the last weeks. Kilian Jornet ended up with two podiums on the first race of the World Cup in Ahrntal. Mireia was second in the individual event in Ahrntal and took an easy victory in the Spanish ski mountaineering championship.

Regarding the Alpiniski, Kilian Jornet states: “After the first race of the World Cup I have take things easy since I trained very hard for the last few months and resting was necessary. Now I am feeling relaxed and I had some time to work on the slopes which was my main weak point. I am happy for the results and I am confident enough that they will help me in the upcoming races. This year the level is very tight and I will need to be perfect in every aspect of the race to score a good result”.

Mirea Miró says: “The last results had been a morale booster for the Alpiniski. I am looking forward to a beautiful race in which I hope I will feel confident and comfortable. However, I will need to stay focused to make as less mistakes as possible because the level in the World Cup this year is very high. My goal is to be among the top five, I would consider this a very good result that would confirm the good dynamics I have experienced in this beginning of 2013”.

The sprint race in Friday will start at 10.30am and the Saturday’s individual race, which will have a 1538 meter scope for man and 1061 meter for woman, at 8am. Both races will be in La Creusaz, in Les Marécottes-Salvan (Switzerland).

SKI MOUNTANEERING SEASON 2013. Picture Gallery.

 

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FURTHER INFO ABOUT TRAIL RUNNING SPAIN

Key trail races & trail runners in Spain 2013

Results for key Trail running Races in Spain

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Trail Running Spain 2012: Kilian Jornet, Tofol Castanyer, Miguel Heras, Nuria Picas, Nerea Martínez, Oscar Pérez….great performances and more.

The trail running community from Spain has seen yet another year of internal growth and international dominance, led by outstading performances by Kilian Jornet, Miguel Heras, Tófol Castanyer, Nuria Picas, Nerea Martínez and Oscar Pérez López among many others. On the negative side, we must regret the death of two trail runners while on course in Spain: Teresa Farriol at Cavalls del Vent (hypothermia) and a 42 year old man at Tenerife Blue trail (heart stroke).  2012 brought the best and worst the sport has to offer. Let us learn from both extremes. 

Trail Running Spain: Teresa Farriol at Grand Raid Pyrenees 2012.

Trail Running Spain: Teresa Farriol at Grand Raid Pyrenees 2012.

Salomon Running has put together this touching video where we see again some of the best that running through the mountains has had to offer along 2012: The challenge, the exhaustion, the endurance…yet also the comradeship, the scenery and the sheer joy of it. Here´s to a new trail running year for all. 

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TRAIL RUNNING SPAIN 2012. Jornet, Heras, Martínez, Picas, Castanyer, Pérez…and many, many more talented spanish runners.

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FURTHER INFO ABOUT TRAIL RUNNING SPAIN 2012. 

Key trail races & trail runners in Spain 2012 

Results Trail Races Spain 2012

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TNF Transgrancanaria 2013. Special 10th anniversary edition. Four courses to choose from: 119k / 83k / 42k / 24k

The North Face Transgrancanaria 2013 reaches the 11th edition of this ultra trail. For this year the race organization offers four different courses, ranging from the 24k of the Starter to the full 119k of the clasic Transgrancanaria main event. Follow us below to learn why is has gradullay become one of the main european trail running events. After running it twice (in 2010 and 2012) , we can personally recommend it. 

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TRANSGRANARIA 2003-2013: TRIED, TESTED AND BETTER EVERY YEAR.

The Transgrancanaria wasthe pioneer of this kind of event in the Canaries. The private company Arista has been the race organizer from the begining of the race ten years ago. Step by step they hace carved out a high standard for this Transgrancanaria ultrarunning event as one of the main highlights on the national, European and now, the World stage.

The first edition of Transgrancanaria in October 2003 had just 65 brave souls ready to tackled the whole traverse of the Gran Canaria island. It was a success and the race veteran´s word of mouth together with the organizers consistent efforts have grown it up over the years to more than 1400 participants nowdays. There are mountain runners most of them, but includes also hikers and recreational joggers. Nature lovers sll of them, from more than 20 countries that have decided to take the challenge of crossing the island on foot in less than 31 hours. On this route participants can find rain, sun, mud, dust … but above all they will enjoy direct contact with nature. The course is always fully marked to ensure safety as much as an even competition between locals and visitors from all over the world.

Race Director Fernando Gonzalez shares with us in this exclusive interview (in spanish, sorry) his experience and memories over all these years gone by at the helm of Transgrancanaria.

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TRANSGRANCANARIA 2013: Four different races (119k / 83k / 42k / 24k)

The Transgrancanaria 2013 is to be held in the first week of March and offers four different trail running races, in an effort to cater to every runner´s condition, from grizzled veterans to tender newcomers, and thus help the trail community grow on.

  • Transgrancanaria: 119km. Elevation: + 7.000 m. 31 Hours.
  • South-North Transgrancanaria: 83km. Elevation: + 4.700 m. 24 Hours.
  • Media Transgrancanaria: 42km. Elevation: +- 4.000 m. 14 Hours.
  • Transgrancanaria Starter: 24km Ascent: +- 1.800 m. 10 Hours.

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The Transgrancanaria is not intended only to challenge elite runners, but is rahter an event for every trail runner, which is why you have 31 hours to do it. The first competitors will finish in daylight and the last will finish in darkness, however all will pass through the aid stations ensuring the competitors’ safety and comfort.  The 2013 courses are slightly modified from those of previous years, making them slightly shorter yet allowing for a  more rugged and beatiful race. As reference, see below the full results of the two ultrarunning races of last year with superb performances by The North Face team winners Sebastian Chaigneau (new race record as well) and Fernanda Maciel. 

Transgrancanaria 2012 results 123K: 214 finishers

Transgrancanaria 2012 results 96K  : 175 finishers

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THE NORTH FACE TRANSGRANCANARIA 2013: Entries prices & schedule

Registration involves automatic reservation of entries, with no lottery in between. In case of cancellation of registration, the organization will only return the registration fee to participants that have purchased the refund insurance  (this costs 20 € which is to cover the costs) It is still necessary for participants to prove their reasons for withdrawal supplying an oficial certified document. Such refunds shall only be made up until 15 days before the start of the race. After this date there will be no refunds for any registration.

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Includes:

  • The North Face ® Garment finisher (Except Starter)
  • Runner’s shirt The North Face ® Transgrancanaria
  • Massage, stretching and rest area
  • Medical care during the race and search and rescue services
  • Route-guide book
  • Liability insurance and accident insurance
  • Food during the competition
  • Pasta Party
  • Isotonic drinks
  • Food energy
  • Prizes, trophies and raffles
  • Final party and lunch

For further info you may check the race organization official website english version here.

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THE NORTH FACE TRANSGRANCARIA 2013. Photogallery

We treasure memories from the 2010 and 2012 Transgrancanaria races that we shared till the finish line with volunteers and fellow runners. See below a selection of those moments, as well as new images on what there is to come for this 2013 edition. See you at Gran Canaria! ¡Nos vemos en Gran Canaria!

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FURTHER INFO ABOUT TRAIL RUNNING & RUNNERS FROM SPAIN. 

Key trail races & trail runners in Spain 2012 

Results Trail Races Spain 2012

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Kilian Jornet´s new film: “A Fine Line”. Part of the Summits of My life project, to be crowdfunded

KILIAN JORNET LAUNCHED “A FINE LINE” YESTERDAY AT BARCELONA. THE FIRST FILM IN THE ‘SUMMITS OF MY LIFE’ SERIES, COMES TOGETHER WITH A CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN AIMED AT ‘FRIENDS’ OF THE PROJECT.

Kilian Jornet film A fine Line Photo Jordi Saragossa

Kilian Jornet premiere of the film “A fine Line”. Summits of My Life Project. Photo: Jordi Saragossa

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KILIAN JORNET´S SUMMITS OF MY LIFE PROJECT 2012-2015.

A Fine Line, the film of the first year of challenges on the snow-covered peaks of the Alps directed by Sébastien Montaz-Rosset, premiered yesterday at the Palau de la Música in Barcelona in three consecutive showings for which all the 1,500 available tickets were sold out. The personal adventure of Kilian Jornet, the ‘Summits of My Life’ project, entered a new phase with the worldwide premiere in Barcelona of the film about the first year of challenges, A Fine Line, and with the launch of a micro-financing campaign directed at the ‘friends’ of the project. ‘Summits of My Life’ is four years of intense preparation, training and journeys, logistics, and amazing ascents and descents.

The ‘Summits of My Life’ project will encompass four years of intense preparation, training and journeys, logistics, and amazing ascents and descents. It is a unique, exciting, ambitious and tough challenge that Kilian Jornet will undertake in the company of friends and guided by the values that inspire him: simplicity, austerity, love for the mountains and hard work. To make the project as powerful and authentic as possible, the friends of the ‘Summits of My Life’ project has been launched as a new and open micro-financing formula to help keep Kilian Jornet’s adventure moving forward.

Kilian Jornet summits of my life photos premiere by jordi saragossa

Kilian Jornet summits of my life photos premiere by jordi saragossa

How do you become a friend of ‘Summits’?

1. By making the ‘Summits of My Life’ values your own.

2. By contributing €40 to the project, for which you’ll receive the first ‘Summits of My Life’ film on DVD, A Fine Line, an exclusive t-shirt designed and reserved especially for friends and an official 2012/2013 official ‘Summits’ sticker so everyone will know that you’re a part of this passionate project.

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 KILIAN JORNET´S FILM: “A FINE LINE”

“Someone once said that we are our dreams,

and if we don’t dream we are no longer alive.”

A Fine Line takes us on a breathtaking journey over the spectacular snow-covered peaks of the Alps as we join a small group of extraordinary mountain athletes in their pursuit of happiness and fulfillment.

Kilian Jornet is an exceptional sportsman. At only 25, the ski mountaineering racer and ultra trail runner is already a multiple record holder and winner of numerous world titles in ski alpinism and mountain marathons. For him and others born in the mountains, the challenges and dangers of their environment are part of everyday life. The search for happiness can come at a very high price, but the pursuit of their passion remains an overwhelming motivation.

“We can’t be sure we’ll find it, but we’re going in search of happiness.”

Bringing together the sports of ultra running and alpinism in a ground-breaking new discipline, Kilian has decided to set himself some colossal personal challenges over the next few years that will test his fitness, resolve and skills far beyond the reaches of his career thus far. Combining his tremendous capacities for physical endurance together with the mountain environment he is so passionate about, Kilian is undertaking a series of feats that stand to change our perception of human capabilities. This spectacular journey will redefine the idea of ‘travelling light’ with technical equipment and back-up kept to a bare minimum. The powerful force of nature provides a rich backdrop for encounters with the natural world as Kilian embarks on the ‘Summits of My Life’.A Fine Line explores the background to Kilian’s extraordinary capabilities as a mountain athlete. Culminating in the traverse of the Mont Blanc mountain range from south to north via a technical climbing route, the film chronicles the first year of the new ‘Summits of My Life’ project. Kilian’s own experiences together with intimate accounts from his family and friends give an insight into the person behind such remarkable achievements.Kilian’s races and training in a year involves the equivalent in height gain of over 70 ascents of Everest and he often runs to the summit of Mont Blanc (4810 metres) for his morning training run.

The ‘Summits of My Life’ project will continue into the coming years, with record attempts planned on Mount Elbrus and the Matterhorn, and a speed attempt of Mont Blanc, Mount McKinley and Aconcagua, culminating in an expedition to the roof of the world, Mount Everest.

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KILIAN JORNET: SUMMITS OF MY LIFE PROJECT PHOTOGALLERY

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FURTHER INFO ABOUT TRAIL RUNNING & RUNNERS FROM SPAIN. 

Key trail races & trail runners in Spain 2012 

Results Trail Races Spain 2012

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IV Cross Peña del Tren at León (25k/D+1300m) 9DEC. Tough mountain running in northern Spain

The IV Cross Alpino Peña del Tren shall take off tomorrow 11AM from the village of Torneros de la Valdería, in the mountains of Leon (northern spain, 400k from Madrid) Many of the top trail runners from Spain shall be there to challenge it other over a most rugged course. Salvador Calvo, Manuel Merillas, Pablo Villa, Ivan Ortiz… See below  the teaser video for 2012. It might help understand why so many of the top spanish runners choose year after year to end their season at this race. 

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CROSS ALPINO PEÑA DEL TREN 2012. COURSE

cross alpino peña del tren mapa 2012 Cross Alpino Peña del Tren previsión meteo 8dic 10.30h cross alpino peña delk tren perfil 2012

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CROSS ALPINO PEÑA DEL TREN: Photo Gallery.

Winners in 2011 were veteran mountain runners Jorge Aubeso and Oihana Kortazar, struggling under snow and heavy weather. This year, the sun seems likely to shine over the race, and make it all the more enjoyable.

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FURTHER INFO ABOUT TRAIL RUNNING & RUNNERS FROM SPAIN. 

Key trail races & trail runners in Spain 2012 

Results Trail Races Spain 2012

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Kilian Jornet Videos: Pablo Vigil, mountain runner legend at Colorado. Kilian´s Quest S4. Ep8.

Kilian Jornet´s trail running 2012 season has been extraordinary in many senses: Competition-wise he showed far more dominance than ever, winning just about every single race he entered. (17 out of 19, actually) Beyond that, he launched the Summits of MyLife (SMOL) project, whose film will premiere next 17th December at Barcelona. While he now moves on towards the winter season on skis, as usual, his very last Kilian´Quest 2012 video has come out, on the days shared at Colorado with Hall Of Fame mountain runner Pablo Vigil. 

Kilian Jornet and Pablo Vigil at Colorado. Summer 2012. Photo: Salomon.

Kilian Jornet and Pablo Vigil at Colorado. Summer 2012. Photo: Salomon.

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PABLO VIGIL: MOUNTAIN RUNNER AT THE COLORADO HALL OF FAME.

Pablo Vigil has a very strong reputation at the USA as one of the great mountain runners in history. 
He ran for the joy of it,  travelling over several continents and racing on just about every possible surface or syle, be it track & field, street running, mountain running or yes, even the desert.

As for the more classic surfaces, he won the Cleveland Marathon three times and competed in three U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials (1980, 1984 & 1988). He was a member of the United States World Cross Country Championship Team in 1978 and the World Mountain Running Championship Team in 1987, ranking 9th. Furthermore, as a mountain runner he is the only man to have won four straight 32-kilometer Sierre-Zinal Mountain race titles (1979-82), setting a race record that lasted for a decade. Aside from the mountains, he also boasts a 1989 win in the Super Marathon de Hoggar, a 100-mile stage race in Tamanrasset, Algeria.

Now 60 years old, Vigil continues to run cross country and mountain races around the world. He lives in Loveland and teaches literacy in both English and Spanish at Harris Bilingual Elementary School. Kilian Jornet enjoyed some great running weeks in the States this year, with the likes of Scott Jurek and Anton Krupicka among others. Now comes the last in the series, his days shared with Pablo Vigil at Colorado.

The Kilian Jornet videos launched 4 years ago have reached the end of this 2012 season. As  the 8th episode in the Kilian´s Quest series shown above by the Salomon Trail Running team, the spaniard shared much about nature and the running traditions with Pablo Vigil at his home in Colorado. Pablo wanted to hightlight the idea that  it’s all about “keeping the passion alive and inspire future generations”. True enough, just as Pablo said, it is now for Kilian to inspire the runners that come following his footsteps. 

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NICK CLARK INTERVIEWS PABLO VIGIL AT SIERRE- ZINAL 2012.

This year Pablo went back to Sierre-Zinal as a guest of the race, were he was  interviewed by Nick Clark, one of the great american ultrarunners of these days, on his own right. Follow him here as he shares memories of those racing days at Sierre Zinal. Like Clark, Vigil lives in Fort Collins (Colorado). The former champ shares what he did to be successful at Sierre-Zinal (PB 2h33m)while reflecting on how many of the original Colorado mountain runners – Smead, Trujillo, Carpenter – did at Sierre-Zinal years ago.

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KILIAN JORNET PHOTOS: 2012 SALOMON TRAIL RUNNING SEASON.

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FURTHER INFO ABOUT TRAIL RUNNING & RUNNERS FROM SPAIN. 

Key trail races & trail runners in Spain 2012 

Results Trail Races Spain 2012

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Templiers 2012: Race report,video, results and photos. Winners: Fabien Antolinos (FR) and Nuria Picas (ES)

The  2012 Skyrunning season held its final race last Sunday 28th October at the classic 72k Course des Templiers in Millau, France. The race took place under cold below zero temperatures and over mud leftover from heavy rains the previous days. Fabien Antolinos and Nuria Picas were the race winners, with the later winning as well the Skyrunning Ultra title for the year, with Kilian Jornet as the mens season champion. 

Course des Templiers 2012: Men´s podium 1.Fabien Antolinos 2.Miguel Heras 3.Andy Symonds

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COURSE DES TEMPLIERS 2012: RACE REPORT.

See herebelow the official race report from the ISF organization:

The men’s race winner was Frenchman Fabien Antolinos in 6h10’35” who improved his fourth position here last year by an incredible 31’.  The castilian Miguel Heras who led for much of the first part of the race was second in 6h14’54”,Andy Symonds, last year’s winner, third in 6h23’51” with all the first six finishers closing under last year’s winning time.

The deep ladies field prospected a battle between Picas and Anna Frost, neck-and-neck in the ranking, but Frost’s recent form was not her best and she was forced to drop after the first check point.   The race was between Picas, Emelie ForsbergLizzy Hawker and last year’s winnerMaud Gobert who reached the finish in that order.  Picas set off strong and dominated the race throughout finishing in 7h15’68” with Forsberg and Hawker closing in a tight sprint, respectively 7h26’15” and7h26’24” and Gobert in 7h30’00”.

Hence,  the first Skyrunner Ultra Series has drawn to a close after seeing some of the world’s top Ultra champions share the stage, sometimes in battle, always in friendship, they delivered both spectacle and emotion together with the thrill of the new young talent propelled to stardom.

As anticipated, the indomitable king of skyrunning, Kilian Jornet, adds the Ultra champion title to his recent fourth Skyrunner world series champion title to close a season which has enthralled and inspired all of us.

The women’s title went to Nuria Picas who won the 72k Course des Templiers today in Millau, France after delivering some equally inspiring performances in an ever-deepening women’s field.

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COURSE DES TEMPLIERS 2012: RACE VIDEO

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Final Skyrunner Ultra Series Ranking 2012 (Provisional)

Men

1. Kilian Jornet, Salomon Santiveri – 300 points 

2. Andy Symonds, Salomon – 254 points

3. Philipp Reiter, Salomon – 197 points

4. Dakota Jones, Montrail – 178 points

5. Anton Krupicka, New Balance – 160 points

Women

1. Nuria Picas, FEEC – 320 points

2. Anna Frost, Salomon – 288 points

3. Emelie Forsberg, Salomon – 272 points

4. Maud Gobert, Adidas, 138 points

5. Uxue Fraile, Columbia – 136 points

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FESTIVAL DES TEMPLIERS 2012 PHOTOS SKYRUNNING.

 

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FURTHER INFO ABOUT TRAIL RUNNING & RUNNERS FROM SPAIN. 

Key trail races & trail runners in Spain 2012 

Results Trail Races Spain 2012

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