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David Savard-Gagnon and Catherine Lemire win Ultra-Trail Harricana™!

The 9th edition of the Ultra-Traill Harricana™ took place the second weekend of September in Quebec. First sporting event to take place in Quebec since the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ultra-Traill Harricana™ brought together runners who were once again able to taste the joy of trail running and live their passion.

 

The health protocol was scrupulously respected, thus protecting the athletes, volunteers, team members and all those involved.

 

 

The race started at 2am in Canada and in a very good atmosphere. The runners set off in waves, in small groups of 6 to 12 people. All were masked at the start and finish, as well as at the refreshment stations.

 

On the program: 122 km and 4220 M+ in ideal weather conditions, with mild temperatures and sunshine.

 

On the men’s race, David Savard-Gagnon won the race! After four attempts, David crossed the finish line for the first time in first position. And the local from the Charlevoix region decided to participate in the Harricana Ultra-Trail just three weeks before! He left very quickly followed by Jeff Cauchon, Guillaume Barry, Elliot Cardin and the young Gabriel Sanfaçon. In the end, only Elliot Cardin managed to hang on but never managed to catch up with him finishing 15 min behind the winner. The French Benoit Gaillard finished third on the podium.

 

On the women’s side, Alicia Woodside took the lead but got tired at the end of the race. Thus Catherine Lemire won the race. She crossed the finish line with an impressive lead of 2h over Renée Hamel and 3h20 ahead of Sylvie Ménard.

 

 

Men’s podium

1. David Savard-Gagnon – 13:58:57

2. Elliot Cardin – 14:14:15

3. Benoit Gaillard – 15:26:25

 

Women’s podium

1. Catherine Lemire – 20:10:13

2. Renée Hamel – 22:12:28

3. Sylvie Ménard – 23:30:00

 

 

Nearly half of the participants did not finish their run. Only 98 runners crossed the finish line.

 

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