Canada’s Emily Setlack finished 11th at the World Mountain Running Championships in Andorra, yesterday, with the Canadian senior women’s team finishing ninth overall. Setlack was part of a team of five women and six men who represented Canada. Setlack’s time was 1:10:56.

Andorra is an independent principality located in the Pyrenees between France and Spain.

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The Canadian senior women’s team consisted of Setlack, Emma Cook-Clarke, Colleen Wilson and Adele Blaise-Sohnius. This was Setlack’s first world championship mountain race.

The Canadian senior men’s team consisted of Kristopher Swanson (who finished 55th, with a time of 1:05:08; Swanson has competed every year since 2008), Matt Setlack (who was the top Canadian finisher at this event last year in Italy), Gareth Hadfield, and current Canadian mountain running champion Karl Augsten. Our senior men finished 17th overall.

The 12K course starts in the town of Canillo and ascends 1,028m to the top of a ski hill, on terrain as varied as forest, mountainside, gravel, and meadow. 

There is also a junior race, with Nicholas Courtois and Olivier Garneau, both from Quebec, competing for Canada, along with Melina Stokes of Vancouver.

The event was won by defending champion Lucy Mirigi of Kenya in 1:04:55 and Robert Chemonges of Uganda in 55:37. Switzerland’s Maude Mathys was second in the women’s race, and Viola Jelegat of Kenya third. Chemonges was joined on the podium by compatriots Joel Akeyo and defending champion Victor Kiplangat. 

 

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