TRANSGRANCANARIA 2023 ADVANCED 84K: VICTORIES FOR AZARA GARCÍA AND GEORGE FOSTER
TRANSGRANCANARIA 2023 ADVANCED 84K: VICTORIES FOR AZARA GARCÍA AND GEORGE FOSTER. Our TRANSGRANCANARIA section continues today with the updates from Gran Canaria and now is the time of the ADVANCED distance and its 84km and 4900 meters of elevation gain.
The Transgrancanaria Advanced 2023 already knows its two brand new winners: George Foster from Great Britain and Azara García from Spain. This is how Azara García arrived to the finish line recorded by Ana Samuelson from Avernotrail
— @avernotrail (@AvernoTrail) February 25, 2023
TRANSGRANCANARIA 2023 ADVANCED 84K/4.900M+
VICTORIES FOR AZARA GARCÍA AND GEORGE FOSTER.
The Transgrancanaria Advanced has many new features for this year’s edition. The main one is its start, which this year moves to Agaete and due to this change, the mountain race has an increase in distance, which goes up to 84 kilometers, and also increases the hardness, since it goes up to about 5,000 meters of positive slope.
The test has about 700 registered and will begin next Saturday, February 25, at eight in the morning from the old pier of Las Nieves. The Transgrancanaria thus returns to its origins, with a game in a spectacular setting. The runners will cross the Agaete Valley through the Era de Berbique until they reach Artenara, where they will link up with the Classic route to the finish line located in the South Park of Maspalomas.
Runners will have a maximum time of 22 hours to complete the race. It proves that it will also be the Ultra Canary Islands Championship.
TRANSGRANCANARIA 2023 ADVANCED 84KM
Azara García de los Salmones, for her part, fulfilled her role as top favorite and dominated the Advanced in the women’s category from start to finish (09:45:54). The Advanced, which has recovered the mythical start in Agaete for the test, had the Cantabrian as the main protagonist throughout the race.
The Finnish Johanna Antila (09:55:48) and the Italian Giulia Vinco (10:20:38) accompanied her on the podium.
The British runner George Foster has won the title of champion of the Transgrancanaria Advance D 2023, the second distance race of the event and the last to start, this Saturday morning.
Foster marked a time of 8 hours, 29 minutes and 14 seconds at the finish line and led the Austrian Alexander Hutter (08:45:15) in just over a quarter of an hour. His compatriot, Tom Joly (08:49:19), was third to cross the finish line at Parque Sur four minutes after Hutter.
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