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Zegama Aizkorri race kicks off Salomon Golden Trail Series this Sunday

Another spectacular trail ultra in Spain sees male and female defenders returning, plus 46 other international elite racers

Some 400 runners will kick off the Salomon Golden Trail Series this weekend at the Zegama Aizkorri trail marathon in Zegama, Spain on Sunday.

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The race is famous for its hot, muddy conditions and the thousands of fans who line the course, forming a human tunnel on a steep ascent at the 20K mark.

Last year’s winner, Stian Angermund of Norway, set a course record of 3:45, and last year’s top female, Maite Maiora of Spain, did the same (4:34).

The race will see a stacked field, with 48 of the top names on the men’s and women’s sides competing.

Here’s the list of elite women:

Maite Maiora Elizondo – Spain
Megan Kimmel – USA
Laura OrguΓ© – Spain
Michelle Maier – Germany
Ida Nilsson – Sweden
Ruth Croft – New Zealand
Oihana Kortazar – Spain
Emelie Forsberg – Sweden
Mira Rai – Nepal
Anne-Lise Rousset – France
Silvia Rampazzo – Italy
Yngvild Kaspersen – Norway
Denisa Dragomir – Romania
CΓ©line Lafaye – France
Eli GordΓ³n – Spain
Sheila AvilΓ©s CastaΓ±o – Spain
Alicia Shay – USA
Holly Page – UK
Maya Chollet – Switzerland
Nuria Dominguez DiseΓ±o Floral – Spain
Megan Mackenzie – South Africa
Steph Auston – Australia
Emma Clayton – UK
Emma Pooley – Switzerland

And here are the men:

Stian Angermund – Norway
Marc Lauenstein – Switzerland
Rui Ueda – Japan
Aritz Egea – Spain
Max King – USA
Remi Bonnet – Switzerland
William Rodriguez – Colombia
Pascal Egli – Switzerland
Sage Canaday – USA
Kiril Nikolov – Bulgaria
Thibaut Baronian – France
Alexis Sevennec – France
Ismail Razga – Morocco
Adrien Michaud – France
Stephan Wenk – Switzerland
Finlay Wild – UK
Matt Flaherty – USA
Kane Reilly – South Africa
Christian Greyling – South Africa
Davide Cheraz – Italy
Francois Gonon – France