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SkyGames – Spain triumphs all round

The SkyMarathon. (c) Jordi SaragossaJuly 8, 2012

Skyrunners worldwide celebrated their own games today with the final events of the 2012 SkyGames®.  Six skyrunning disciplines stretching over two weekends had 1,300 participants and twenty nations competing for the forty medals and 14 world titles at stake.

SkyGames® - Spain, Italy, France head medal list

(c ) Jordi SaragossaJuly 1, 2012. The SkyGames® opening events kicked off Saturday with the Vertical Kilometer World Champion titles and, as predicted, Spain took the day.  Three-times skyrunning world champion AgustÍ Roc, 40, came out of semi-retirement and, triumphant,  like Rocky Balboa, climbed back on the top of the podium with a gold for the 1,000 metre Vertical Kilometer.

Greece goes Vertical - Zemmer and Orgué winners

Winner Laura OrgueThe Skyrunner® Vertical Series’ second race graced the heights above Athens and the Corinthian Gulf where Italian Urban Zemmer and Spaniard Laura Orgué topped the podium. Their respective times for Sunday’s short, sharp Gerania Vertical Kilometer® were 43’24” and 53’24”.

Zegama – Spain takes the day

Kilian Jornet © Jordi SaragossaKilian Jornet proves his prowess and takes Zegama by storm with more than a 4 minute lead ahead of Luis Hernando while Oihna Kortazar win’s the women’s category.

Transvulcania. Frosty and Dakota winners

Transvulcania winner Dakota Jones

Twenty-one year-old American Dakota Jones just shot to international stardom on winning the Transvulcania Ultra Marathon on May 12 on the island of La Palma, Spain.

De Gasperi wins at SWS launch in Russia

The new format Skyrunner® World Series kicks off with the first race of the season on the icy slopes of Russia’s Mount Elbrus – with nothing less than two skyrunning world champions competing!

Trail legends descend on Zegama

Kilian JornetA star-studded world class entry list is announced by the Zegama-Aizkorri Maratòn. One of the most popular skyrunning events to be held on May 20th in Spain’s Basque Country - valid for the Skyrunner® World Series champion title.

It’s records all round at Vertical Rush

Thomas Dold winnerOn the second leg of the Vertical World Circuit a record field of 1,200 runners turned out for Thursday’s Vertical Rush on London’s Tower 42 to raise money for Shelter, the housing and homelessness charity.

It’s a "Vertical Rush" up Tower 42

a view from Tower 42On the second leg of the 2012 Vertical World Circuit®, Germany’s Thomas Dold, fresh from his 7th win on New York’s Empire State Building, will join a record 1,200 runners in Shelter’s Vertical Rush on March 1st  on Tower 42 in the heart of London’s financial centre...

Dold delivers 7th New York win

Winner Thomas DoldNewly crowned Vertical World Circuit champion, Thomas Dold, wins the race up New York’s Empire State building for the 7th time – an extraordinary record by an extraordinary athlete, in the first race of the VWC season...

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