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Sierre Zinal 2012 (31km 2200m D+)

By admin - Posted on 13 August 2012

nuno caetano carlos sa sierre zinal 2012Yesterday I ran one of the most amazing and mythical races of the history of the trail/mountain running, the Sierre Zinal in Switzerland.
For a long time i've heard a lot about this race, how mythical it is and that you could race against the best athletes/mountain runners of the world.
Yesterday i could finally see that with my own eyes.
It's true that the race is really amazing. The last 10km, you run above 2200m and facing 5 mountain above 4000m. Simply unforgetable.
It's true that the some of the best mountain runners in the world were there (Marco de Gasperi, Miguel Caballero, Carlos Sá, César Costa, Mireia Miro, etc etc etc).
A really fun and wonderful experience. Sierre Zinal 2012.
At the end i was really happy with my performance. I ran the 31 km, 2200m ascent and 800m descent, in 3h14m52s (91st overal ranking).
Not bad... almost 10km per hour.
I was also lucky to run the last 8km of the race with my friend and huge athlete Carlos Sá (he did the race in a "trainning" mode). See photo on the right!
The TDS (Traces de Duques de Savoie, August 30th 2012), the next objective of the summer, is approaching really fast and the preparation is going really well.

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