VAL D’ARAN BY UTMB 2022: PDA 55K GOLD FOR MAITE MAIORA & YUN YANQUIAO
VAL D’ARAN BY UTMB 2022: PDA 55K GOLD FOR MAITE MAIORA & YUN YANQUIAO. Our UTMB WORLD SERIES bring us today the rersulst of the first race of the wekend in the Spanish Pyrenees.
Remenber that Val d’Aran by UTMB will be the European final of the UTMB World Series and there will be more than 3,700 runners from more than 70 different countries such as France, UK, Portugal, USA, Argentina, Belgium, Poland, Hong Kong, Japan, Egypt or Vietnam, will meet in one of the most important trail events in Europe.
VAL D’ARAN BY UTMB 2022:
PDA 55K GOLD FOR MAITE MAIORA & YUN YANQUIAO
It took more than two years to celebrate because the pandemic got in its way, but eventually Val d’Aran by UTMB became a reality. The first edition of the event, held in July 2021, managed to bring together 3,116 runners from 62 different nationalities. ARAN BY UTMB 2021
The second edition, which will be held from 7 to 10 July in the Val d’Aran, exceeds the previous figures. There will be more than 3,700 runners from more than 70 different countries such as France, UK, Portugal, USA, Argentina, Belgium, Poland, Hong Kong, Japan, Egypt or Vietnam, will meet in one of the most important trail events in Europe.
Val d’Aran by UTMB was one of the first events to join the UTMB® World Series and, with only one edition, it has become the European final of the circuit, being one of the two UTMB® World Series Majors that will be in the world in 2022, in the absence of a new American appointment for 2023 being confirmed.
PEADES D’AIGUA – PDA 55 KM| 3.300M+
Peades d’Aigua is Footsteps of Water in the local language. 55 km, with 3,300 of positive slope and 3,700 negative, changes its place of departure that, in this edition, will be located in the town of Salardú, on Thursday, July 7 at 7:30 am.
There was a desire to run and good weather was forecast, the runners took the start today in Salardú at 6 in the morning.
After 55 km of mountain with 3,300 meters of positive slope, and 3,700 of negative slope by the mountains of Naut Aran, the Chinese runner, Yun Yanqiao has been the first runner to reach the goal of the PDA 55K in the town of Vielha, after making a time of 05:37:42.
In the women’s category, Maite Maiora has been proclaimed champion in a time of 6 hours, 55 minutes and 20 seconds.
The runner of Romanian origin, based in the Sierra de Madrid, Ionel Cristian Manole, who was the winner of the VDA in 2021, has entered the finish line in second position with a time of 05:38:48 and the third position has been for Sergio Gustavo Pereyra with a time of 05:46:32.
The American runner Emily Schmitz entered the finish line in 07:03:53 and the French Aurélie Paul entered the finish line with a time of 07:33:29.
VAL D’ARAN BY UTMB 2022: PDA 55KM RESULTS
WOMEN 1– Maite Maiora Elizondo 06:55:20; 2- Emily Schmitz 07:03:53; 3- Aurélie Paul 07:33:29
MEN 1- Yun Yanqiao: 05:37:42 2 – Ionel Cristian Manole 05:38:48 3- Sergio Gustavo Pereyra 05:46:32
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