New ex-aequo victory for the French duo Benoit Girondel and Hugo Deck on the extremely 111K of the Swiss Canyon Trail. The two runners completed the race in 11:49. On the feminine aspect, the Reunionese Emilie Maroteaux confirmed spectacular dominance. Results that verify the curiosity of huge names in path working for the Swiss Canyon Trail. Note additionally the wonderful efficiency of Germain Grangier (France) on the 81K which crosses the road 42 minutes forward of its pursuers. The 2022 version was a hit; the appointment has already been made for June 2, 3 and 4, 2023.
The favorites of the Swiss Canyon path on the rendezvous
The twenty seventh version of Swiss Canyon Trail ended on a optimistic observe. The races had been capable of happen in optimum circumstances regardless of the climate, which was threatening at first, which slowed down some runners from shifting to the Val-de-Travers early Saturday morning.
The race recorded a brand new file by way of registrations with 2,256 trailers introduced earlier than the launch of the occasions, however fairly a couple of last-minute cancellations came about. Finally, some 1,630 contributors took half within the 4 distances: 111K, 81K, 51K and 31K and throughout the Youth Challenge on Friday night.
As for racing, Benoit Girondel and Hugo Deck have repeated the feat of 2021 and crossed the road of the 111K class winners hand in hand. Behind them, the hole widened fairly shortly and it’s lastly Sebastien Godet (France) and Fred Morin (France) who full the rostrum collectively. Among the ladies, the runner from Reunion Island, Emilie Maroteaux, led the race from begin to end and even completed in seventh place total, women and men alike! An distinctive efficiency for his first participation.
Behind her comply with the Austrian Cornelia Oswald and Switzerland Caroline Müller. The native of the stage, Laurence Yerly was a part of the highest three for a very long time however she was compelled to retire within the second third of the race. The battle was additionally performed out over the opposite distances: 81K, 51K and 31K. Also introduced as a favourite, the Frenchman Germain Grangier gained the 81K with a outstanding head begin.
In parallel with the sporting performances, the group may be very happy with the sleek working of this version and doesn’t deplore any incident. The thunderstorms of the evening brought on extra worry than hurt. The our bodies had been put to the check because of the heavy warmth and fairly a couple of runners gave up (126 dropped out). They had been introduced again safely by the repatriation service.
The subsequent version will happen the primary weekend of June 2023.
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