|SWS – champions choice|
Building on the 2012 Skyrunner® World Series success and the introduction of the Ultras, 2013 prepares for an even bigger star-studded cast.
The line-up of champions is headed by 2012 SWS winners Kilian Jornet, Emelie Forsberg and Nuria Picas, joined by past world champions Emanuela Brizio, Oihana Kortazar, Luis Alberto Hernando and Tofol Castanyer and WMRA champions Marco De Gasperi and Stevie Kremer. Bruno Brunod, 1998 Skyrunning World Champion and holder of the Matterhorn record, is back, aiming at the ultra distance this time round.
It’s full immersion for Kilian Jornet who, with his unique skills, will participate in no less than all three Series: Vertical, Sky and Ultra!
With some of the big American ultra legends crossing the pond last year to get a taste of skyrunning, the word is out! This year’s participants include: Anton Krupicka, Dakota Jones, Rickey Gates, Mike Foote, Timothy Olson, Joe Grant….
Lizzy Hawker will be toeing the start-line at the Series’ first 100-miler while Anna Frost will take part in both the Sky and the Ultra Series. The mix includes Phillip Reiter and Julia Böttger from Germany, top French names: Francois d’Haene, Julien Chorier, Michel Lanne, Yann Curien, Maud Gobert and Stephanie Jimenez, Britons Andy Symonds and Tom Owens, Canada’s Adam Campbell and the formidable, Miguel Heras.
Strong team participation is engaged right across the Series headed by the heavy-duty Salomon team as well as robust, international line-ups from inov-8, La Sportiva, The North Face, Salomon Agisko, Arc’teryx, Haglöfs, Montrail, Scott as well teams from Spain, Italy, Russia and Japan.
Take a look at the mix in the image for the full story. Or is it?
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