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Trail race: Dakota Jones beats Killian Jornet in Transvulcania

May 15, 2012

The Milepost, Pressrelease from Montrail tue 15 May

Dakota beats Killian and Sets Record in Transvulcania

American Montrail Runner Dakota Jones has won the 2012 Transvulcania, an 83 km ultra run that took place in La Palma in the Canary Islands 12th May.

Dakota has set a new course record smashing last year’s time by Spain’s Miguel Heras of 7:32:13 with a new time of 6:59:07.

Photo credits: Montrail

Read Dakota’s blog here

Dakota Jones’s victory came as a surprise to some as the field was deep with quality international competition including Killian Jornet and pre-race favourite Andy Symonds.

500 runners started the event at 6 am, which features over 8.000 m of ascent and is part of the Sky Runner World Series.

Top finishers

1. Dakota Jones 6:59:07
2. Andy Symonds 6:59:43
3. Kilian Jornet 7.09. 53

1. Anna Frost 8:11:30
2. Nuria Picas 8:51’59
3. Nikki Kimball 9:10:00

Read more about the race here and here.

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