|Zegama - SWS opener|
Zegama-Aizkorri – a race as demanding as its pronunciation. This immensely successful race will see the world’s top skyrunners compete in Spain’s Basque Country on May 20.
Last year’s winners, Kilian Jornet and local runner Oihana Kortazar (reigning world champion) will try for a repeat performance, but look out for Briton Tom Owens, hot on Jornet’s heels last year. Top international runner Anna Frost from New Zealand will try her hand at this event for the first time as well as new entries from USA, Russia, Germany, Greece and Sweden.
The great success of this race is thanks to a number of key factors: the passion of the organisers; the gruelling course with more than 5,400 metres of ascent and descent; and the massive participation of both athletes and spectators.
The athletes are capped at 500 but there’s always room for the thousands of spectators lining the course cheering on every single runner.