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Press release
  March 10, 2020
First American victory on the 3rd leg of the Ultra-Trail® World Tour

After the victory of Xiang Fuzhao (CN) and You Peiquan (CN) on the Vibram® Hong-Kong 100 and that of Thomas Evans (GB) and Maria Soccole (BE) in Tarawera, it is the turn of the Americans and Spaniards to shine on the Transgrancanaria HG (UTWT 1500). Kaytlyn Gerbin (US) won the third stage of the circuit and became the first American to win the event. As for the men, the two Spaniards Pau Capell and Pablo Villa crossed the finish line together after leading the race from start to finish.

Second last year behind Poland's Magdalena Laczak, Kaytlyn Gerbin won this year's race in 15:14 despite a tough battle with China's Fuzhao Xiang (2nd - 15:25) and Spain's Azara García (3rd - 15:31), all three finishing just 17 minutes apart. Kaytlyn thus enhances her second place in the Ultra-Trail® World Tour ranking, followed by China's Fuzhao Xiang with her 5200 points.

In the men's race, victory went to Spaniards Pau Capell and Pablo Villa who did not want to separate after 110 km of racing. The recent winner of the Ultra-Trail® World Tour signs his fourth consecutive victory on the Transgrancanaria. The American Dylan Bowman ran cautiously, finishing third and signing his return to competition. With this first victory of the season on the UTWT, Pau Capell's is the leader of the circuit with 6850 points.

It should be noted that the 128-kilometre course was different from previous years due to fire damage in 2019. The start on Friday evening at 11pm and the arrival of the first runners on Saturday early afternoon remained unchanged. Weather conditions were typical of the season in the Canary Islands, with cool temperatures that could drop to 4 degrees at night and rising temperatures during the day.

UTWT Ranking (2020)

1. DAUWALTER Courtney USA 5500pts
2. GERBIN Kaytlyn USA 5450pts
3. XIANG Fuzhao CHN 5200pts
4. PASCALL Beth GBR 4750pts
5. GOETZ Kathrin SUI 4700pts

1. CAPELL Pau ESP 6850pts
2. LIANG Jing CHN 3650pts
3. GRINIUS Gediminas LTU 3600pts
4. JONES Harry GBR 3450pts
5. DENG Guomin CHN 3300pts

Ultra-Trail® World Tour ranking here

UTWT Awards

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The next UTWT race is the Patagonia Run, April 3-4, 2020 in San Martín de los Andes. The UTWT race is the 100 miles (160km) 9000 D+ with a start set for Friday, April 3 at 23:00 local time (19:00 Paris Time). Previous winners are Caroline Sebert (FR) and Pau Capell (ES). The first woman and the first man will gain 500 points in the UTWT ranking, like the winners of Whalers' Great Route Ultra-Trail, VVX Volvic-Volcanic Experience, Val d'Aran by UTMB®, Golden Ring Ultra-Trail®, Harricana Ultra-Trail®, Trans Jeju, Ultra-Trail® Ninghai, Javelina Jundred, Oman by UTMB®. Follow the highlights of the race on our social networks (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter).


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RACES UTWT 2020 (race/country/points/date)
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1 Vibram® Hong-Kong 100/Hong-Kong/UTWT 1500/17.01.2020
2 Tarawera Ultramarathon/New Zealand/UTWT 1000/08.02.2020
3 Transgrancanaria HG/Spain/UTWT 1500/04.03.2020
4 Patagonia Run/Argentina/UTWT 500/04.04.2020
5 100 Miles of Istria/Croatia/UTWT 1000/17.04.2020
6 Penyagolosa Trails HG/Spain/UTWT 1000/18.04.2020
7 Ultra-Trail® Mount Fuji/Japan/UTWT 1000/24.04.2020
8 Madeira Island Ultra-Trail®/Portugal/UTWT 1500/25.04.2020
9 Whalers' Great Route Ultra-Trail/Portugal/UTWT 500/08.05.2020
10 Ultra-Trail® Australia/Australia/UTWT 1500/16.05.2020
11 VVX Volvic-Volcanic Experience/France/UTWT 500/22.05.2020
12 mozart100®/Austria/UTWT 1000/20.06.2020
13 La Sportiva Lavaredo Ultra Trail/Italy/UTWT 1500/26.06.2020
14 Western State®100-Mile Endurance Run /USA/UTWT 1500/27.06.2020
15 Val d'Aran by UTMB®/Spain/UTWT 500/03.07.2020
16 Eiger Ultra-Trail®/Switzerland/UTWT 1000/19.07.2020
17 Golden Ring Ultra-Trail®/Russia/UTWT 500/19.07.2020
18 TDS® (UTMB® Mont-Blanc)/France-Italy/UTWT 1000/26.08.2020
19 UTMB® (UTMB® Mont-Blanc)/France-Italy-Switzerland/UTWT 2000/28.08.2020
20 CCC® (UTMB® Mont-Blanc)/France-Italy-Switzerland/UTWT 1500/28.08.2020
21 Harricana Ultra-Trail®/Canada/UTWT 500/13.09.2020
22 Trans Jeju/Korea/UTWT 500/10.10.2020
23 Ultra-Trail® Ninghai/China/UTWT 500/17.10.2020
24 Salomon Cappadocia Ultra-Trail®/Turkey/UTWT 1000/17.10.2020
25 Javelina Jundred/USA/UTWT 500/31.10.2020
26 Ultra-Trail® Cape Town/South Africa/UTWT 1000/28.11.2020
27 Oman by UTMB®/Sultanate of Oman/UTWT 500/03.12.2020
28 Gaoligong by UTMB®/China/UTWT 1000/18.12.2020

Note to editors:
Since its beginnings in 2014 the Ultra-Trail® World Tour has gradually expanded to include the most iconic and prestigious ultra-endurance trail running races around the world. From 10 events in 2014 the Ultra-Trail® World Tour now features 28 events from 20 countries and 6 continents. The original roster – which included races held in Hong-Kong, Spain, New Zealand, Japan, Australia, Italy, USA, France and Switzerland – has now been joined by events in Croatia, Portugal, Austria, Canada, South Korea, China, Russia, Turkey, South Africa, Argentina and Oman


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