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Anguita and Sperger win Bluetrail Tenerife 2024

Eva Maria Sperger (Germany) and Manuel Anguita (Spain) have won the 110 kilometres (6.250m+) Bluetrail Tenerife 2024, part of the UTMB World Series. Anguita led from the start. Sperger had to deal with Azara Garcia, but the Spanish ultrarunner suffered an injury and stepped out.

Sperger finished with her time of 15:18:55 8th overall. She had a lead of 1 hour and 40 minutes over Gitana Akmanaviciute (Lithuania), who finished second in 17:00:41. Claire Heslop (Canada), the number 11 of last year’s UTMB, finished 39 minutes later as third in 17:39:51.

Up front Azara Garcia, who also started with bib number 1, was seen as big favourite. However, the Spanish athlete withdrew at Vilaflor, 33,5 kilometres into the race. Something didn’t feel right in the back of her leg and prevented her from running on. A medical check this week has to make clear if it’s a minor injury or more serious.

Simple victory Anguita

The men’s race didn’t offer a lot of excitement either. Anguita took the lead after Chayofa, 8,5 kilometres into the race, and never looked back. He crossed the line after 12 hours, 54 minutes and 22 seconds, being the only runner under 13 hours. “It was a very hard race. But when I climbed the Teide and saw the sunrise it was incredible. I will never forget that”.

Behind him Jordi Gamito Baus (Spain) made his move into second place after Vilaflor, 33,5 kilometres into the race. He never looked like closing the gap with Anguita, yet he also never had to fear Manuel Alexis Martin Lorenzo (Spain), who ran in second place the first half of the race, but fell back in the last 30 kilometres. Baus stopped the clock at 13:28:26.

Clemente Mora steps out

The third place was for Ruben Dieguez Quiroga (Spain), who ran a strong last 30 kilometres. He finished in 13:42:27. Kamil Lesniak (Poland), seen as an outsider, finished fourth in 14:01:13. He also overtook Manuel Alexis Martin Lorenzo, who finished fifth in 14:07:28, in the last kilometres.

Franco Colle (Italy), another candidate for the podium, stepped out halfway. Just like Cristofer Clemente Mora (Spain), last year’s winner of the 100k Bluetrail. He left the race at 33,5 kilometres. David Prades Monfort (Spain) stepped out after 74,2 kilometres.

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Matys returns to running

Maude Mathys (Switzerland), normally active in the Golden Trail World Series circuit, won the 47 kilometres (2.600m+) race in 4:25:50. She easily beat Marta Perez Maroto (Spain), who finished second in 4:45:12, and Sonia Vizcaino Hungria (Spain), who came third in 4:45:25. Mathys: “I didn’t expect anything. It was a very long race for me. Every muscle aches. I hadn’t run for months, although I trained a lot on the bike”.



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