Lavaredo ultra trail 2023: Jonas Russi and Fionna Porte take the 120k.

Lavaredo ultra trail 2023: Jonas Russi and Fionna Porte take the 120k.  The stunning UNESCO World Heritage site of the Dolomites in the Italian Alps proved the perfect stage for an incredible weekend of racing at La Sportiva Lavaredo Ultra Trail by UTMB®, with Jonas Russi (CHE, UTMB Index 856) and Fiona Porte (FRA, UTMB Index 742) taking the tape in the queen race after a challenging 120km course, featuring an elevation gain of 5,800m.

We kick off pur race recap with  a 10min video highlights of what is one of the most beatiful mountain races in the world. no doubt aabout it.






Lavaredo ultra trail 2023: Jonas Russi and Fionna Porte take the 120k.


Russi sat within the top three throughout the race, before finally pulling away shortly after the 80km mark to lead all the way to the finish line at the stunning town of Cortina d’Ampezzo. Having finished 6th at the race in 2022, it was an incredible performance by the Swiss runner to earn the top spot, ahead of Robert Hajnal (ROU, UTMB Index 869) and Georg Piazza (ITA, UTMB Index 846).

Porte stormed the women’s race, finishing over 45 minutes ahead of her nearest challenger, enjoying the finish line chute with her daughter in her arms. Second-placed Maryline Nakache (FRA, UTMB Index 740) continues to show fine form off the back of winning the 2023 Marathon Des Sables in April, while the recent Ultra-Trail Snowdonia by UTMB® champion, Emma Stuart (GBR, UTMB Index 731) rounded out an impressive podium.


In the 80km race, Andre Rodrigues (POR, UTMB Index 881) was back for redemption after a DNF in the 100-mile race in 2022. He led from start to finish to cross the line in 08:15:59, making history by also becoming the first Portuguese male to win a UTMB® World Series race. It was an international podium with Martin Halász (SVK, UTMB Index 865) and Kamil Lesniak (POL, UTMB Index 831) finishing second and third respectively.

Having finished seventh at UTMB Mont-Blanc OCC in 2022, Esther Eustache (FRA, UTMB Index 723) continues to build on her results with a win in the female race, beating Kellie Angel (AUS, UTMB Index 705) and Sandra Sevillano Guerra (ESP, UTMB Index 729) in third.



Despite rain showers and thunderstorms for the 50km race, the heat was still on for some fierce racing with Francesco Puppi (ITA, UTMB Index 912) pulling ahead of his counterpart Nadir Maguet (ITA, UTMB Index 920) to take the tape by one minute and eleven seconds. Spain’s Jan Margarit (ESP, UTMB Index 889) completed the podium in third, 24 minutes and 51 seconds back on the leader.

Irene Fuertes (ESP, UTMB Index 660) came out on top in the female race. With the top three finishing within six minutes of each other, Romana Rudolf Lojková (CZE, UTMB Index 650) and Reluca Adriana Burtea (ROU, UTMB Index 634) earning their place on the podium after finishing second and third respectively.




Daniel Pattis (ITA, UTMB Index 896) won the 20km race by three minutes and five seconds, ahead of Roberto Delorenzi (SUI, UTMB Index 888). It was an incredible battle for second and third podium positions, with Alex Baldaccini (ITA, UTMB Index 877) just nine seconds behind Delorenzi to finish third.

In the women’s race, Alice Gaggi (ITA, UTMB Index 745) finished first, with Anna Comet Pascua (ESP, UTMB Index 752) and Elisa Desco (ITA, UTMB Index 744) also putting together a fast and furious race over testing climbs to finish second and third.

From the 5-9 July, another triple-header weekend awaits the UTMB World Series with the European Major Val d’Aran by UTMB® (Spain), Restonica Trail by UTMB® (France), and Trail Verbier St Bernard by UTMB® (Switzerland) ready to welcome trail runners from around the world as the countdown to the UTMB World Series Finals in Chamonix heats up.




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