Pura Vida! The final and 6th stage of The Coastal Challenge is done!
Starting at Ganadito Beach and concluding at Ganadito Beach, the 36.4km final stage of the 2022 TCC was a tough one, with a substantial amount of extra kilometres over the usual victory loop of the iconic Drake Bay.
This time, Drake Bay was reached after 10.7km, usually, this would be the start and end point.
At 21.3km, Cp2 San Josecito Beach saw the lead men all together and Giudy well out on her own.
Agujitas at 33.3km rewarded runner’s with a sight of the finish at Ganadito Beach.
For all, it was a day to enjoy, signified by the lead men running together for much of the race, the exception coming with Erick Agüero who lost the group and trailed minutes behind.
Giudy Turini ran solo, no doubt looking to get the last day done as quickly as possible. Francis Davila Palacios doing the same.
Stage 6 is a mini TCC encompassing, waterfalls, rainforest, plantations, dusty fire trail, water crossings, beaches, coves and the stunning Pacific as a backdrop.
Fire roads start the day, a run in a river bed, a waterfall crossing, dirt roads with countless water passes and then finally the beach arrives. The coastline weaving in and out all the way to the line.
At the end, Hayden Hawks and Giudy Turini are the 2022 TCC champions.
The line was full of emotion as an epic journey has come to an end. The 2022 TCC was a huge success.
- Hayden Hawks 24:26:23
- Peter van de Zorn 24:51:16
- Erick Agüero 26:01:14
- Giudy Turini 32:45:55
- Francis Davila Palacios 35:33:26
- Paolo Gamboa Sanchez 40:18:12
Results and overall standings on webscorer.com
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