Runners have arrived in San Jose, Costa Rica ahead of the 2022 The Coastal Challenge. In less than 24-hours, racing gets underway close to the coastal town of Quepos, ahead, a multi-day journey that concludes in the stunning Drake Bay.
Hayden Hawks, heads up the elite field having raced here in 2018 and placing 2nd behind Tom Evans.
Hayden will have strong competition from Julien Chorier (France), Franco Colle (Italy) and Peter van der Zon (Netherlands).
In the women’s race, the main two protagonists will be Giudy Turini (Italy) and Tomomi Bitoh (Japan).
Tomomi recently placed 2nd at the October edition of Marathon des Sables and Giudy is an experienced trail runner, mountain runner and ski mountaineer.
The 2022 route for TCC, both Adventure and Expedition, has been impacted due to the Coronavirus pandemic and will see some changes. Notably to days 5 and 6 with a new camp finish and start resulting in a longer final day. More information will follow with daily posts.
- Day 1 33.5km
- Day 2 17.4km
- Day 3 18km
- Day 4 14.5km
- Day 5 25.9km
- Day 6 36.4km
- Total 145.7km
- Day 1 33.5km
- Day 2 41.3km
- Day 3 50.5km
- Day 4 37.4km
- Day 5 42km
- Day 6 36.5km
- Total 241.2km
Course records for previous editions of the Expedition are Tom Evans 21h 29m 12s and Ida Nilsson 23h 36m 04s.
Racing starts 0900 on Sunday February 6th. Use #TCC2022 to follow the race and check Instagram, Twitter and Facebook for daily updates.
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