10/04/2021 at 11:35 AM CEST
Go back home, to the roads that have seen you grow and find yourself with victory. Visiting for the first time Salomon Ultra Pirineu and to make his debut with triumph in mountains until now unknown. Bagà has vibrated with two victories with completely different stories. A few minutes before 4 p.m. Kilian Jornet has crossed the finish line to the applause of a crowd devoted to the local runner who returned to a test that had not run since 2015. Two hours later, in the town square, the same joy has been breathed with Azara García of the HGAML team that, in his first participation in the Ultra Pirineu he has won the victory after 12h29’42 & rdquor; career.
The mountains of Cadí-Moixeró Natural Park They have witnessed a historic trail running day that, in addition, has meant the return of the Salomon Ultra Pirineu after a year of absence due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Thousands of runners and fans have enjoyed a party that started on Friday night with a frontal dance in the Molina Nit Pirineu KV® and that has continued today with the Salomon Ultra Pirineu 100K® and, also, with a Salomon Marató Pirineu 42K® that has crowned Jonathan Albon (3h34’08 & rdquor;) e Ida Nilsson (4h24’14 & rdquor;). Tomorrow, the event will lower the curtain with the arrival of the last participants of the ultra and the celebration of the Salomon Mitja Pirineu 21K®. Four tests with start and finish in Bagà that have made this SUP an event adapted to the health situation and safer.
The streets of Bagà have vibrated with more force than ever. At 3:54 p.m., Kilian Jornet entered Plaça Catalunya and crossed the finish line accompanied by applause and shouts of celebration from a dedicated and excited fans. The Catalan athlete has crowned the podium of this edition of the Salomon Ultra Pirineu 100k® after 10h24’44 ” career. “The feelings have been good, and above all I am very grateful to the audience. It has been spectacular to come home, to return to these landscapes and to connect with nature. I remember, for example, climbing the Tossa slope and hearing the deer bellow & rdquor ;, he affirmed. Jornet was also running an ultra mountain bike again after competing in shorter tests in recent years. “In the last 2 months I have made short efforts. I have only done a training longer than 50 km; I was feeling fine on my legs but had doubts about how my body would respond over a long distance. In recent years I had done some long runs on asphalt but it had been a long time since I tried myself in the mountains & rdquor;, he said.
In a deserved second position, Dmitry Mityaev, who continues to write his story in the Salomon Ultra Pirineu, entered the finish line at 16:07 after a 10h37’41 ” test. The 2017 winner has stated that he prefers the second position of 2021 to his previous victory because this time he has been behind Kilian Jornet. For its part, Aurelien Dunand-Pallaz, who was already third in 2017, completed the podium crossing the finish line at 4:14 p.m. after 10h44’29 ” of the race, 20 minutes from Jornet ia 7 of Mityaev. Ionel Cristian, Zaid Aid Malek, Lluis Ruiz, Jordi Gamito, Mathieu Delpeuch, Raul Butaci and Aritz Egea form the ‘top 10’ of the SUP100K® 2021 classification.
In female category at 5:59 p.m. Azara García has conquered victory after 12h29’42 ” of the race. The Spanish has in her track record a first position in the Transgrancanaria 2021 or a second position in the OCC de Chamonix in 2019, among others and, from today, a victory in the Salomon Ultra Pirineu 100k®. “It is very exciting to arrive with all this love. It has been a long-suffering race, but this welcome is worth everything & rdquor ;, highlighted Azara, who also thanked her husband and his team for their support.
Has followed her closely Gemma Arenas, crossing the finish line in second position at 18:07 after 12h37’20 ”. “It was as always a beautiful race with a lot of tension with Azara in front and Ragna behind, without being able to stop running. I am delighted and I will return for sure, the whole route has been a show and the organization is 10 & rdquor ;, says the athlete from Ciudad Real.
The podium has completed it Ragna Debats at 6:28 p.m. after 12:37’20 ”. “I decided it a few weeks ago when I was running around here. I thought the landscapes were beautiful and that I had to run & rdquor ;, Debats explained in Friday’s presentation.