Six Canadians to watch at the 2018 Trail World Championships

Three men and three women take on the 2018 Trail World Championships in Spain on Saturday

May 10th, 2018 by | Posted in Trail Running | Tags: , , , , , , ,


Three men and three women will represent Canada at the Trail World Championships in Penyagolosa, Spain on Saturday. 

Nick Elson of Squamish, B.C., Cody Callon of Vancouver, and Jack Sikkema of Hamilton, Ont., along with Anne-Marie Madden and Kim Magnus (both of Vancouver) and Stephanie Case, who is currently based in Chamonix, France are gearing up for the 85K race. At 1.813m, Penyagolosa is the highest peak in the CastellĂ³n province of eastern Spain, about 100 kilometres north of Valencia. 

The race, which starts at 6:00 a.m. Saturday local time (Friday midnight EDT), begins at sea level in the city of CastellĂ³n and passes through eight towns, ascending 1,280 meters before finishing at Sant Joan de Penyagolosa mountain, with a total elevation change of 5,000m. Racers have 15 hours to complete the course. The open races MiM 60K and CSP 109K take place on the same day, partly on the same paths.

Stephanie Case, a human rights lawyer, recently attempted the Barkley Marathons, the notoriously difficult 100-miler in Tennessee that had no finishers this year.

You can live stream the race here