Ultra SkyMarathon Madeira
Santana, POR – 55km +4,100m
In a spectacular island setting, a UNESCO World Heritage site, this demanding race includes some grade II climbing stretches and a via ferrata section below the highest point.
“At 10 kilometres before the finish I passed Emelie [Forsberg]. It was a very intense 10 kilometres!”
A tough battle in the men’s field saw Briton Jonathan Albon take his second win here and Ragna Debats from the Netherlands clinch the victory. Two hundred runners toed the pre-dawn start line before the assault on the steep slopes and technical stretches of this race that perfectly embodies the skyrunning sea-to sky concept.
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