Suunto athletes Emilie Forsberg and Kilian Jornet placed first for female and male respectively at the European Skyrunnig Championships (Trans d'Havet) last weekend. The challenging course featured over 18,000 feet of climbing during the 80-kilometer race in Italy’s Little Dolemites mountain range.
Jornet and Luis Alberto Hernando (both from Spain) led the race—which had 450 starters—from start to finish, clocking the same finishing time (8:59). It was a nearly 45-minute gap before third place—Csaba Nemeth from Hungary—crossed the line.
In the women’s race, Forsberg (Sweden) pulled away from Spain's Nuria Picas—the 2012 Skyrunning Ultra Series Champion—during the second half of the race, pulling of a 12-minute lead. Forsberg crossed the line in 10:21.