Le Grand Raid Réunion – François d’Haene claims the 2014 UTWT title
UTWT 2014 – Francois d’Haene takes the win at Le Grand Raid Réunion
The 10th and last stage of the UTWT 2014, the 22nd edition of the Grand Raid Réunion and legendary race, Diagonale des Fous, just crowned the first champion of the international Ultral-Trail® World Tour. Francois d’Haene just passed the finish after 172 km and 9917m of vertical in 24h25m. Already a winner in 2013, Francois d’Haene went for a fantastic double today and has now also won the overall UTWT title of 2014. Winning the Ultra-Trail® Mt. Fuji® in Japan and UTMB in France earlier this year, the latest victory confirms an outstanding season!
To be crowned the first championship of the Ultra-Trail® World Tour is a great achievement!
For the ladies Nathalie Mauclair is also about to take out the win to make it a double, having also won the Diagonale des Fous in 2013. Still in the race, the overall female results will be available tomorrow morning. But Nuria Picas (ESP) already had too big of a lead in the overall UTWT ranking before the race and is taking home the women’s title. The overall 2014 UTWT women’s podium will be decided after the women’s results on La Réunion are final.
Final UTWT 2014 Men Ranking:
- 1 – François D’HAENE- FR
- 2 – Ryan SANDES – RSA
- 3 – Gediminas GRINIUS- LTU
The Awards Ceremony, November 19th in Paris
The ceremony for the titles of the Ultra-Trail® World Tour 2014 will be held in the presence of the two champions François d’Haene and Nurias Picas, and other athletes. After the ceremony the «Forum des Images» theatre will show some of the best moments of trail-running in 2014 with no less than 10 films and more than 2 hours of footage. The most beautiful trails in the most beautiful places in the world will be at your fingertips.
Wednesday, November 19th – Forum des Images, 2 rue du cinema, 75001 Paris.
Press presentation: 18h00 – Opening to the public from 7:30 p.m.
Book your free place on www.ultratrailworldtour.com
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