Last week, history was made at The Berghaus Dragon’s Back Race in Wales. Known as the toughest five-day mountain stage race in the world, the course travels north to south, covering 315K with 15,500 metres of elevation gain over the Welsh mountains. From May 19 to May 23, trail, fell, and ultrarunners tested their limits on the remote and stunning course. Canadian Galen Reynolds broke the tape in Llandeilo in 37:48:06 and set a new course record.
It seems as though Reynolds only gets stronger, faster, and more resilient each year. In 2018 he palced second at Tor des Geants 330K race in Courmayeur, Italy. Reynolds’ Dragon’s Back record will sit for at least two years, as the next race is in 2021.