Val d'Aran by UTMB 2022 - LIVE - Les résultats - Sports Infos - Ski

Val d’Aran by UTMB 2022 – LIVE – Les résultats – Sports Infos – Ski

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Val d’Aran by UTMB 2022

3,600 runners will line up for the first of two UTMB World Series Majors in 2022.

The event promises to be nothing short of spectacular, having attracted runners from around the world looking to secure their place in the UTMB World Series Finals in France.

The heart of the Spanish Pyrenees is a great place to take on the challenge.

The top 10 in each of the 100M, 100K and 50K race categories qualify for the corresponding category of the UTMB World Series Finals, while double Running Stones are also offered to all finishers.

With age group qualifications also in play, everyone’s dreams can come true in the majestic Pyrenees mountains. Val d’Aran by UTMB, which is only in its second edition, has already established itself as an unmissable event on the trail running calendar.

The race director, Xavier Pocino, is eager to welcome the riders for a special edition. He stated : “For us, it is a great responsibility to live up to an event of this magnitude, which has already exceeded the figures of the previous year.

With over 3,600 runners from 70 different nationalities heading to the valley to run this weekend, the event is also the biggest trail running event in Spain in terms of registered runners. »

With the youngest runner aged just 16 and the oldest at 76, athletes from all walks of life can look forward to a race to remember.

In addition to its stunning mountain ranges, Val d’Aran by UTMB also guarantees challenging and technical trails, an aspect that attracted elite athlete Germain Grangier.

Currently with a UTMB Index of 800, the French athlete is eager to tackle his first 100 miles since the UTMB Mont-Blanc 10 months ago.

With 10,200 meters of vertical drop, including climbs such as the passage of Port d’Urets at 2,500 m, the VDA 161 km will be the perfect test. “ After a winter spent on skis, I ran fewer kilometers than usual this year. I did it on purpose to be more rested at the start of the Val d’Aran by UTMB”, explains Granger.

I feel both ready and excited to discover a new place and see how I’m going to do! I always wanted to run in the Pyrenees and I heard that the Val d’Aran valley is really rural and authentic with a strong sporting culture. I can’t wait to run and discover this new place. »

He will be joined by his partner and elite runner, Katie Schide (USA), who will tackle the 105km CDH race. Speaking of the journey, she said: “I heard that this area is beautiful, with technical trails and a great community around mountain sports.

Seems to be all the ingredients for a fun and challenging event. This will be my second time in the Pyrenees and although I love the Alps it will be a nice change of scenery. »

The race offers unique scenery, with the mountains most prominent for the first part of the course, before glacial lakes, natural hot springs and fast-flowing rivers spoil the athletes as they continue to traverse the rugged and authentic landscape to reach the finish line in Vielha.

With the PDA 55km and SKY 15km races also on offer this weekend, and additional chances to qualify for the UTMB World Series Finals, the atmosphere promises to be electric for the first UTMB World Series Major.

Information on the course HERE

The list of starters HERE

LIVE follow-up HERE

The ranking according to arrivals HERE

Full results HERE

The results of the 2021 edition HERE

TO BE CONTINUED

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