Zegama? Is Zegama!
In cycling speak you could probably compare ‘Zegama’ to the Paris-Roubaix, in motor sport the Monaco Grand Prix – you get the picture. The Zegama-Aizkorri Maratòn is a monument in mountain sport, a skyrunning classic…
It’s probably the one to win too, for those mountain runners who race just sub-ultra or excel in 3-4 hour races. This weekend sees, as you would expect, a field littered with pedigree and class, as the Skyrunning season really gets going.
Sure there a few notable absentees from 2012, but with the likes of Kilian, Tofol Castanyer, Luis Alberto Hernandez and Michael Lanne toeing the line, the men’s race will be highly competitive. Add in there the new Inov8 international team with top UK fell runner Ben Bardsley and US athlete Alex Nichols, and it should be a spicey event.
The women’s race has possibly more depth than the men’s with Emelie Forsberg, 2012 winner Oihana Kortazar, Nuria Picas and certainly one to watch, Stevie Kremer. The UK also gets represented by fell runner Anna Lupton and Sarah Ridgway.