Lauenstein takes 40th Sierre-Zinal

Posted in At the Races by Matt Ward on Mon 12 Aug '13

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Marc Lauenstein

If you have the time, you can relive the whole 3hour + show from RTS television on yesterday’s Sierre-Zinal race. It really is worth the watch for the drama that unfolds, befitting of one of the world’s premier mountain races…

Swiss fans were cheering aloud as Marc Lauenstein timed his effort perfectly, overtaking long-time Columbian leader Juan Carlos Cardona in the last 500m of the race, to win by just 18 seconds in 2:32:15. Course record holder and mutiple world mountain running champion Jono Wyatt (2:33:47) had a great run to hold off a fast-finishing Kilian Jornet (2:33:55) for third.

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Jono Wyatt on his way to 3rd at Sierre-Zinal 2013

Briton Robbie Simpson produced one of the runs of his life to finish 5th in 2:35:32, juts 90 seconds down on Kilian.

In the women’s event, Italian Elisa Desco produced an excellent performance to win by almost 5 mins, from 2012 runner-up Stevie Kremer. Maude Mathys was third.

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Elisa Desco


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Angela Mudge

Producing yet another great performance was ‘vet’ Angela Mudge in 4th, and breaking the masters record to boot.

Some great images out there from Ski and Run and Endurance Trails, with full results via the S-Z site here (click on Classement 2013).

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Kilian after his 4th place finish

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  1. Hendrik Aug 12, 02:44 PM

    Ran this race and it was an incredible experience. The course, the field, the crowds. Epic!

    Also, nice to see the Guardian featuring Sierre-Zinal as their sport picture of the day

  2. Hendrik Aug 12, 02:44 PM

    Ran this race and it was an incredible experience. The course, the field, the crowds. Epic!

    Also, nice to see the Guardian featuring Sierre-Zinal as their sport picture of the day

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