Luis Alberto Hernando once again powered to glory for the third time in a row after running a very controlled and patient race. American Sage Canaday who finished third had lead the race all the way to Roques de los Muchachos, a desperate attempt to build a buffer before the long descent. Frenchman Nicolas Martin, had been in the lead pack throughout the day and with Hernando, overtook Canaday on the downhill from the 2,423 island summit, to finish second.
Ida Nilsson, from Sweden, ran an incredible race from the gun and her victory never looked in doubt, that is until the long downhill… At the highest point of the race at 2,423m Ida was leading by 30-minutes, unused to downhill running, her lead was reduced by Anne-Lise Rousset from France who placed second, and skyrunning newcomer, Ruth Croft from New Zealand, placed an excellent third less than a minute later.
- Luis Alberto Hernando (ESP) – 7h04’44”
- Nicolas Martin (FRA) – 7h10’40”
- Sage Canaday (USA) – 7h14’16”
- Andy Symonds (GBR) – 7h25’04”
- Chris Vargo (USA) – 7h26’53”
- Ida Nilsson (SWE) – 8h14’18”
- Anne-Lise Rousset (FRA) – 8h31’53”
- Ruth Croft (NZL) – 8h33’32”
- Alicia Shay (USA) – 8h49’46”
- Hillary Allen (USA) – 8h54’57”
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