1 – Luis Alberto Hernando Alzaga 6:55:41
2 – Kilian Jornet Burgada 7:01:34
3 – Sage Canaday 7:11:39
Luis Alberto Hernando missed Kilian’s course record by a little over a minute. Still, he pulled away on the tremendous “downhill” section between 58 km and 77 km (see course profile below) – a very impressive victory.
If you look closely, you can see that the course drops nearly 8,000 feet of elevation over the course of 19 miles – more than 400 feet/mile. Ouch!
Kilian now has come in 1st (2013), 2nd (2014) and 3rd (2012) at Transvulcania. He considers this a (very) early season race and I would imagine he is satisfied with his performance, despite falling short of the victory.
Sage was the top American (again). He finished third (again) behind Luis Alberto Hernando and Kilian Jornet (again). He gave it his best early and was in the lead through 30 km. Perhaps next year is his year!
As of this writing, the women’s race is ongoing. However, Anna Frost is on course record pace and has a seven and a half minute lead at the 68.4 km mark. If she hangs on, this would be an amazing comeback story! Maite Mayora Elizondo is currently in pursuit.
It was not to be for Emilie Forsberg – she took a fall and suffered an arm injury. I’m guessing she’ll be back in no time!
I will post the women’s results at the conclusion of their race!
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******* UPDATE *******
Here are the top three women:
1 – Anna Frost 8:10:41
2 – Maite Mayora Elizondo 8:20:29
3 – Uxue Fraile Azpeitia 8:48:01
*** Jodee Adams-Moore was the top American woman (6th female overall) in 9:19:30.
Full race results are available here.
What is the worst injury that you have ever suffered during a race? Did you finish the race?