Records tumble in Canazei

Posted in At the Races by Matt Ward on Sun 22 Jul '12


Kilian in action at Canazei 2012

Kilian Jornet and Emelie Forsberg underlined their star-quality today at the Dolomites Sky Race in Canazei, Italy, as they both broke the course records to take convincing wins, and move into the overall lead in the 2012 Skyrunner World Series...

The full report of today’s turn of events is yet to surface, however full results are now online and there are some great images available via Sarah Biss here.

Jornet took almost 3 mins off Mitja Kosovelj’s 2007 record, as he ripped around the 22km race which takes in a brutal 1750 metres of vert on its journey. Ionut Zinca finished second and Kosovelj third.


Emelie Forsberg wins in Canazei

In the women’s race there was a clear win for Forsberg taking over 4 minutes off Antonella Confortola’s 2008 record. However, the Swede was pushed hard by 2011 World Mountain Running Champion Kasie Enman. Spain’s Mireia Miro was third as she continues her comeback from injury.

There were some strong UK performances too on this super-tough race with Salomon GB athlete Tom Owens (after what looked looked like a tumble or two) taking 7th and 2011 Commonwealth champ James McMullan finishing in 15th. In the women’s race Lauren Jeska ran a strong race for 6th, around 10 minutes down on winner Forsberg, a performance which puts her in third overall in the season-long series.

Women’s Top 3
1. Emilie Forsberg 2h26’00 (New record)
2. Kasie Enman 2h28’09”
3. Mireia Mirò 2h30’08”

Men’s Top 3
1. Kilian Jornet 2h01’52” (New record)
2. Ionut Zinca 2h06’31”
3. Mitija Kosovelj 2h06’58”


Jornet and Forsberg - SWS leaders

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  1. SMoran Jul 22, 06:42 PM

    Has Kasie been selected for the US team for the Worlds Matt?Thought she missed out at the trial?

  2. Matt MST Jul 22, 08:50 PM

    Thanks! Amended for now, I’ll look into that…

  3. Tony Mollica Jul 23, 04:09 AM

    Can anyone be surprised when Killian enters a race wins, and sets a course record? Congratulations to Emilee and Killian on their wins and new course records! Congratulations also to all of the other runners who competed to the best of their ability!

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