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Recap of RZD Golden Ring Ultra Trail 100 and Val d’Aran by UTMB®!

Recap of RZD Golden Ring Ultra Trail 100 and Val d’Aran by UTMB ®!

Val d’Aran by UTMB® took place on July 9 in Spain. It was the first edition and a first time on the UTWT circuit. It was not an easy race! 941 runners accepted the challenge of running the 162 kilometres that make up the flagship race of Val d’Aran by UTMB®. 475 managed to ring the bell. The fastest, Ionel Cristian Manole, completed the course in a time of 23:56:26, while the Portuguese Joao Sanchez, the last rider to cross the finish line, did it in 47:52:04. We witnessed great performances from the Japanese Kaori Niwa and the Swedish Anna Carlsson in the women’s race, as well as the Spanish Jordi Gamito.

Women’s podium

2. Kaori NIWA
3. Stephanie CASE


Men’s podium

1. Ionel Cristian MANOLE
2. Morgan PILLEY
3. Jordi GAMITO

The last race to take place on the 2021 Ultra Trail World Tour calendar was RZD Golden Ring Ultra Trail 100 in Russia.  Renown for the fun atmosphere, the historic surroundings with over 300 architectural monuments and points of interest, as well as the faster, but more cross-country like trails, the RZD Golden Ring Ultra-Trail 100 (16-18 July) provided an incredible experience to competitors in extreme conditions. With temperatures reaching 35 degrees Celsius, this has been the hottest race in the history of the event. Alexandra Morozova beat Antonina Yushina by less than 30 seconds in the T100, the longest of the event races at 100KM. Uri Vinogradov reigned supreme in the men’s category.

Women’s podium

1. Alexandra Morozova
2. Antonina Yushina 
3. Yulia Ryzhankova

Men’s podium

1. Uri Vinogradov
2. Alexey Beresnev 
3. Alexey Tolstenko

Watch the second forum of Trail with purpose on UTWT Youtube channel & UTWT TV!

The second forum of the Trail with purpose initiative is now available on the UTWT Youtube channel and the UTWT TV. This forum focuses on the impacts of events on the territory.

For the second forum of Trail with purpose, two great experts have agreed to join us. Christelle Bakhache, Project officer for the local Conservatoire d’Espaces Naturels in Haute-Savoie, and Dillon Osleger, Sage Trail Alliance ® Executive Director, are sharing their insights on the topic.

Penyagolosa Trails HG was present to talk about a survey they did together with Miguel Faucha Museo and the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid.

Make sure you watch the video on  Youtube or on the UTWT TV and share with us your point of view using # trailwithpurpose.

Watch the first episode of the 2021 season on the UTWT TV!

Relive great moments of Tarawera Ultramarathon and Ultra Trail Australia on the first episode of the 2021 season!
Click here to watch the episode on the UTWT TV. You can also enjoy many archives of the UTWT circuit.
The funds raised through the subscriptions to access the UTWT TV will be donated to the Kilian Jornet Foundation.

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