CANFRANC CANFRANC 2022: WORLD ELITE RUNNERS CONCENTRATES IN ARAGONESE PYRENEES
CANFRANC CANFRANC 2022: WORLD ELITE RUNNERS CONCENTRATES IN ARAGONESE PYRENEES. Kenyan WMRA World Cup Leaders vs European Medalists. Our WMRA section bring us today the race preview and program of the iconic Pyreness race: Canfranc-Canfranc.
The Canfranc-Canfranc celebrates its 16th edition this 2022 with the highest level in its history. It is a vital event for mountain sports in Aragon, whose reputation continues to grow year after year supported by the beauty of the ten peaks of the Aragonese Pyrenees that it crowns, the passion of the entire population of Jaceta and the proven solidity of its organization, with more than 400 volunteers from the land and the great novelty of LIVE Streaming at Youtube.com/moxigeno . Let’s start with the official video of the 2021 edition and then go with the details.
CANFRANC CANFRANC 2022:
WORLD ELITE RUNNERS CONCENTRATES IN ARAGONESE PYRENEES
This 2022 launches four key novelties: A spectacular Vertical Race, from Rioseta to Tuca Blanca; a follow-up of three days and 17 hours of live broadcast on television and online streaming; the extension of elite prizes up to €15,000 and WADA doping control with the maximum worldwide guarantee.
The 2022 program covers four mountain days in Canfranc, from 8 to 11 SEP: The event will start with the official presentation tomorrow, Thursday 9 SEP at 11AM and a conference on sports nutrition, as a prologue to its five mountain races, spread throughout of the weekend. · On Friday at 6:00 p.m., the inaugural edition of the Vertical Race (4k/D+927m) from Rioseta to Tuca Blanca opens fire. A classic track of Aragonese mountain skiing that will host a spectacular Vertical Kilometer.
CANFRANC CANFRANC 2022: FOUR DAYS OF SPORTS AND MOUNTAINS IN THE ARAGONESE PYRENEES.
The 2022 program covers four mountain days in Canfranc, from 8 to 11 SEP: The event will start with the official presentation tomorrow, Thursday 9 SEP at 11AM and a conference on sports nutrition, as a prologue to its five mountain races, spread throughout of the weekend.
- On Friday at 18.00 the inaugural edition of the Vertical Race (4k/D+927m) from Rioseta to Tuca Blanca opens fire. A classic track of Aragonese mountain skiing that will host a spectacular Vertical Kilometer.
- That same Friday at 22.00 it will be followed by the Ultra 100k, which will depart from the Canfranc International Station. An extreme test due to its technical and physical demands, the winner of which will take about 16 hours to cover “The longest 100 kilometers in the world”. This test involves completing a route of 100k/D+8,848m. A physical effort that is equivalent to climbing from the sea to the top of Everest… and coming back down. For this, up to 10 Pyrenean peaks are crowned, with the 2,886m of Collarada being the ceiling of the race and also passing through three ski resorts: Formigal, Astún and Candanchú.
- Saturday dawns at 6.00AM with the departure of the Ultra 70km. (70k/D+6,100m). A great high mountain race, crowning La Moleta, Vértice Anayet, or Aspe (2,645m) among other peaks, which would be the queen of the event in almost any other event.
- It will be followed at 8AM by the 45km Marathon, the original test where it all began and that with its 45k/D+4,000m maintains an alpine and technical character enhanced by passing through the peaks of La Moleta (2,572m), Larraca and Tuca White.
- Sunday will put the finishing touch with the dispute starting at 8AM of the Classic 16k race, which is also the very final of the Classic modality in the WMRA 2022 World Cup. After it and until 1:00 p.m., the runners will continue to reach the finish line who are still struggling to beat the ferocious 70k and 100k tracks respectively. The closing will come from 2:00 p.m. with the awards.
CANFRANC CANFRANC 2022: WMRA WORLD CUP, GR5 PYRENEES AND ALPINULTRAS.
Since 2016 the Canfranc Canfranc has been part of the most demanding and selective circuits at a national and international level: Thus, it has been the queen test of the Alpinultras Circuit that brings together the most alpine and technical races in Spain, uninterruptedly since then.
This 2022 the Marathon and the Ultra 100k score for the same In the same way, it represents the Aragonese Pyrenees in the GR5 Pyrenees Trail Circuit with the Marathon, combined with events such as the Catalan Olla de Nuria, Andorran Comapedrosa or Navarran Camille Xtreme, among others. F
Finally, for the second consecutive year, two events of the WMRA Mountain Running World Cup: On Friday in the new Vertical Race, as well as on Sunday in the Classic modality with its 16km, which also represents the annual final of the modality, where the champions of 2022.
CANFRANC CANFRANC 2022: €15,000 PRIZES AND WADA DOPING CONTROL.
Among the novelties for 2022, a strong commitment to the highest sporting quality stands out, translated not only into the presence of two World Cup venues, but also into a strong increase in prize money for the podiums of each event. In the same way, the maximum sporting guarantees will be applied, with the implementation of the official WADA doping control, as the highest world authority on the matter, thanks to the support of the WMRA.
CANFRANC CANFRANC 2022: WORLD ELITE RUNNERS IN THE RACE.
From Kenya to France, Italy, Australia and the United States. The winners of the Canfranc Canfranc in the previous fifteen years is a true who’s who of this sport, both nationally and internationally. Up to three Spanish world champions, Luis Alberto Hernando, Manuel Merillas and Oihana Kortazar, have also been crowned at the Canfranc finish line.
As have two world champions from other countries, the American Grayson Murphy in the Classic 16km and the British Charlotte Morgan in the Marathon.
This 2022 we will live a historic edition: After 16 years, for the first time a runner could add his third gold in Canfranc, something never achieved even in the history of the race. There are three candidates with options for this first triplet: Antonio Martínez in the Classic 16km, as well as Pepelu Ballester and Marta Vidal in the 100km start in all of them as favorites to defend the title and achieve the legendary triplet. Even so, it will not be easy for any given the density of rivals that we review below.
In the Ultra 100km of Alpinultras, among Marta Vidal’s rivals, the Hispanic-Romanian Ana Cristina Constantin (gold Gran Trail Peñalara 115k 2021, gold Trail 2 Heaven 50k 2022) or the Peruvian Martha Ccorahua stand out. (silver Aran UTMB 100Mi 2022, silver Andorra UTMB 125k 2021). Pepelu’s rivals include the young Travesera Picos 2022 champion Sergio Alonso, the American Ben Dhiman (Gold Maxi Race Annecy 2022, Gold Gran Trail Valle de Ossau 2022) or the Australian veteran David Byrne (silver Tarawera Ultra 2017)
In the Classic 16km of the WMRA World Cup, two-time champion Antonio Martínez will once again face a great Luis Hernando (three-time world ultras athletics champion 2016-17-18) who was already silver in 2020 here, as well as number 2 in the world ranking WMRA the Kenyan Philemon Kenkiriago, and the young Frenchman Robert Loic runner-up France 2022 and MIUT Madeira Marathon champion.
The women’s race will be even more demanding, with the leader of the WMRA world ranking, the Kenyan Joyce Njeru as the favorite against the French Mathilde Sagnes (European bronze 2022 and silver OCC 2021 Chamonix) the Italian Camilla Mogliano (Bronze Nid d’Aigles 2022, 4th Stellina Challenge 2022). Without forgetting the runners of the Spanish European team Nuria Gil (European silver 2022) and Julia Font (Spanish Marathon Champion 2022) who will fight for the title to stay in Spain.
The new Vertical debuts in a big way with the WMRA World Cup. Kenyans Joyce Njeru and Philemon Kenkiriago are the top favourites. In front of them, again in the feminine Mathilde Sagnes and Camilla Mogliano, now with the veteran Oihana Kortazar aspiring to everything for our country. The men’s event will be the most outstanding in this case, since three of the best Europeans of the recent Championship will be facing the Kenyan: The Frenchman Robert Loic, the Irishman Zak Hanna (5th Europe 2022) and the Spanish Daniel Osanz (3rd European 2022)
The Alpinultras 45km Marathon will also have a high level. The veteran former cyclist Roberto Heras (silver Travesera Picos 2021) and the 2021 world runner-up in the specialty Oihana Kortazar, gold here in 2020, stand out as favorites. In front of them, rivals such as the young Ricardo Cherta (bronze Sky World Cup 2021), Sarah Ugarte (gold here in 2019 and silver 2018) or Belén Pérez Riveiro (bronze World Cup WMRA 201 Long Distance)
CANFRANC CANFRANC 2022: TELEVISION & LIVE STREAMING.
Teledeporte, Aragon TV, CanfrancCanfranc and more. Live monitoring is the fourth great novelty of this 2022, which this year will have two very broad pillars to serve up to 17 hours of programming on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, both for live television and online streaming. First of all, the organization wanted each popular athlete to be followed by friends and family through the organization’s official website.
In addition, the social networks of the race will be reporting in real time about it, always grouped under the same heading #canfrancalpinultras that has been applied since 2016 until today.
The sports elite will also have the streaming sports broadcast by journalists Ana Samuelsson (editor Averno Trail) and Sergio Mayayo (editor Carrerasdemontana.com) together with the three-time world athletics Ultra Trail champion Luis Hernando, based in Jaca for years.
The broadcast can be followed live with different connections throughout Friday, Saturday and Sunday, both from the television networks of Teledeporte and Aragón TV, as well as through the channel Youtube.com/moxigeno
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