1 October 2013

Suunto's Emelie Forsberg tops podium

Emelie Forsberg wins UROC

Photo courtesy of iRunFar.com

Recently Salomon/Suunto team member and Swedish trail runner, Emelie Forsberg, ran away with not only Vail, Colorado’s Ultra Race of Champions (UROC) women’s win, but also the top slot for women in the SkyRunning Ultra Series.

Despite struggles with Colorado high altitude early in the race, Forsberg powered ahead past mid-race leader and eventual second-place finisher, Stephanie Howe, to a just over 20-minute lead and a finishing time of 12:06 to Howe’s 12:29.

Forsberg was one of only nine women to finish the high-altitude 100K course.

For more information about the race,  see the race website, here.         

For more information about the Skyrunning Ultra series, click here

Plus, watch pre- and post-race interviews with the Swedish speedster on iRunFar.com.

About Suunto

Suunto was born in 1936 when Finnish orienteer and engineer Tuomas Vohlonen invented the mass production method for the liquid-filled compass. Since then, Suunto has been at the forefront of design and innovation for sports watches, dive computers and sports instruments used by adventurers all over the globe. From the highest mountains to the deepest oceans, Suunto physically and mentally equips outdoor adventurers to conquer new territory.

Suunto's headquarters and manufacturing plant is in Vantaa, Finland. Employing more than 400 people worldwide, Suunto products are sold in over 100 countries. The company is a subsidiary of Amer Sports Corporation along with its sister brands Salomon, Arc'teryx, Atomic, Wilson, Precor, and Mavic.

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