6 Trail Runners Who Rocked The 2016 World Championships

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These days, trail running is one of the most challenging sports that both men and women love to perform. This kind of sport needs valuable training, thus it requires a high amount of strength, stamina, endurance, patience and dedication. To make the most out of this sport, you need to practice high level of discipline thus in this field, victory only belongs to the most persevering.

If you are an individual who loves fun and adventure, then trail running is the best one for you. If you want to try something new, it can serve as your efficient physical as well as mental relaxation thus, you can take in much more fresh air compared to when you are in stationary. In addition to this, trail running activity can also help you to appreciate the beauty of nature. As a result, you can be tired while running and at the same time, you can relax as you see many beautiful and amazing scenic views on your way. To mention a few, the following are some of the best trail runners in the year 2016.

Best Female Trail Runners of 2016

Caroline Chaverot of France
Caroline is a mother of three who has a passion in trail racing. Being one of the best female trail runners in the world, Caroline implied that she has the strong will, passion, motivation as well as dedication in everything she does. She doesn’t easily give up on something that she wants to do in her life. However, the humble runner said that she is not the fastest runner in the trail industry. Definitely, the humble running icon is genuine and is a very down to earth woman.

This is probably the reason why many people most especially women are admiring her not just as a trail running champion but as a person. The latter running hero was the champion of the July’s Skyrunning World Championships (105 km) in Spain. In addition to this, she also won the World Cup of Ultrarunning in September. And most of all, she made a history by winning the 2016 IAU Trail World Championships (85 km) that was held on October in Portugal.

Ragna Debats of Netherlands
For Ragna, one of the best moments in her life is when she got the third place in the IAU Trail World Championships.  This ultra-marathon in 2016 is a very momentous event in her life, thus she represents her country land, the Netherlands.

The latter running hero started her trail running career almost seven years ago. Aside from her passion in trail running, Ragna also do commercial buying as well as selling scrap in an English company wherein she deals with international contacts. She mainly does the business in Spain, Germany and Holland. Definitely, she is not just a very good trail runner but also a very competitive entrepreneur.

Azara Garcia of Spain
Garcia takes pride in representing Spain. She tried her best to win the first spot, but unfortunately, she got the second place in the 2016 IAU Trail World Championships in the Women’s category, which is a single step as being a champion. However, the trail running hero was already happy to bring a silver and gold to her beloved country Spain.

Best Male Runners in 2016

Luis Alberto Hernando of Spain
Luis Alberto made a record in the history of trail running when he won in the IAU Trail World Championships in 2016. For him, it is a great honor to represent his country Spain in the latter prestigious sport event. The 2016 trail running champion is also an Olympian that competed in three winter games as a cross country skier and biathlete.

Nicolas Martin of France
For Nicolas Martin, it is very hard to compete with Sylvain Court and Luis Alberto Hernando. However, the humble man was still very happy since he was the chosen one who represents France. He won the second place in the IAU Trail World Championships. Giving honor to his country, Martin is now more dedicated and more inspired to compete in the sport this year.

Sylvain Court of France
Sylvain Court gets the third place in the 2016 IAU Trail World Championships. Armed with his passion and fearless enthusiasm in the field of trail running, he already got several awards. With this, he is now one of the icons of inspiration of many aspiring trail runners in the world.

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One comment on “6 Trail Runners Who Rocked The 2016 World Championships”

  • Carl says:

    Great post! You gave me a few people to look up to. I am only new to trail running, but I enjoy the combination of endurance, fresh air, silence and the ever changing terrain. Now I know which athletes to follow for inspiration and motivation.

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