It was surely the race of the year. Almost no one was missing at the starting line and the figure of Kilian Jornet, who received the Yankee threat from the considered fastest runner in the world like Jim Walmsley, put the morbid among so many elite in a meeting of the Golden Trail Series of Salomon. The female test was also full of stars and more open than ever. The two records fell and Sierre Zinal 2019 will go down in the history of the trail as one of the most competitive and top-level races.
There was no missing ingredient. A team of real madness. Seemingly unbeatable records. A mythical career with 46 editions and the commitment of Salomon for bringing the sport to the houses through a retransmission to the height. And the presence of Kilian Jornet, that everything eclipses it. And the Catalan fulfilled his role of legend: victory and record in an appointment that he had already conquered six times and whose record, established by Jonathan Wyatt 16 years ago, it seemed impossible to downgrade.
But there are no barriers for Jornet, which improved the mark in almost 4 minutes and dominated the morbid test against the Eritrean Petro Mamu – one of the few who can say that they have defeated Salomon's and that he has returned after a doping sanction – that he also entered the goal in record time and Jim Walmsley, the young runner of Hoka who is the great dominator across the pond. National corridors Aritz Aegean (27th) and Pablo Villalobos (43rd) were the best Spaniards after Kilian.
There was also a great show in the women's race, in which Switzerland Maude Mathys He shone with honors in the 31 kilometers and more than 2,000 meters of positive slope of his country's career, establishing a new brand for the records of Sierre Zinal being the first to go down from two hours and fifty minutes. Judith Wyder Y Silvia Rampazzo they completed a podium that the Spanish could not get on Ohiana Kortazar (9th), Gisela Carrión (10th) and Azara García (14th).
Results Sierre Zinal 2019
31 km male
- Kilian Jornet: 02:25:35
- Petro Mamu: 02:26:31
- Jim Walmsley: 02:31:52
31 km female
- Maude Mathys: 02:49:20
- Judith Wyder: 02:54:20
- Silvia Rampazzo: 02:56:17
You can check the complete classifications of the Sierre Zinal 2019 through this link.