Elite Inside #6 feat. Mirco Berner

Elite Inside #6 feat. Mirco Berner

The Ultra-Trail® World Tour offers support (travel, accommodation & race entries) to elite runners in collaboration with participating events.


All of the selected runners have proven to be top-notch athletes.

  • They have shown extreme endurance, both physically and mentally
  • They have respected the values of trail-running
  • They have contributed to develop the global ultra-trail community

More information about the UTWT Elite Athlete Support Program can be found HERE!


In the 2015 series of interviews, the Ultra-Trail® World Tour will give a little inside about some of the runners who received support.


This week: Mirco Berner who will compete at the Madeira Island Ultra-Trail in April.


Full Name:

Mirco Berner








Salomon Germany

3 Best Results:

  • 1st Gore-Tex-Transalpine-Run in 2014
  • 3rd Salomon 4Trails in 2014
  • 3rd Swiss Alpine 78k in 2014

2014 UTWT Ranking: 

1st season in 2015

Goals for 2015/2016:

  • Focus on the Madeira Island Ultra-Trail (MIUT)
  • Trailrunning World Championship in Annecy (FRA)


Best memory from trail-running:

The descent from the Tre Cime to Sexten during the Transalpine-Run

Why have you chosen this sport?

I like running because of the chance it gives you to explore nature, especially in trail running. It enables me to feel the soul of the mountains and meet a lot of knew people.

How long have you been running (ultra-) trail races?

I basically started running 20 months ago and I’ve been involved in trail running since early last year.

Which is your favourite race of the UTWT? And why?

I have not participated in an UTWT race yet but my favourite is UTMB because of its myth.

Do you have any recommendations for preparing/running an ultra-trail?

When you run an ultra you have many ups and downs, so you should prepare your mind for the downs.

What is your favourite proverb?

« No pain, no gain. »

Do you have a habit you always follow before a race?

Not at all.

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