20K win seals Canadian girls’s dominance at Puerto Vallarta by UTMB

Danièle Riendeau punctuated an astounding weekend for Canadian girls at Puerto Vallarta by UTMB by profitable Sunday’s 20K in 2:03:30 and ending eleventh general.

Riendeau’s victory noticed Canadian girls shut out the second yr of UTMB’s race weekend in Mexico by capturing first place in three of the weekend’s 5 occasions. On Saturday, Montreal’s Geneviève Asselin-Demers , whereas Saskatoon’s Caitlin Schindel took first within the 50K.

Danièle Riendeau cools off after profitable the 20K. Photograph: Puerto Vallarta by UTMB

Just like the , the 20K challenged runners with powerful ascents, extremely technical trails and scorching warmth, though temperatures weren’t as persistently excessive as they had been on Saturday. “I feel that labored in my favour, for positive,” Riendeau stated following her win.

She added the course’s assorted terrain was each a problem and a deal with for runners eager to compete on a scenic course.

“It was , proper up the primary six kilometres uphill on a winding street into the jungle—some trails, up and down cobble stones, bridges, after which simply stunning surroundings all the best way again, with a whole lot of downhill on the finish.”

Danièle Riendeau, flanked by Diana Darinka Zárate Díaz, left, and Paola Segura. Photograph: Puerto Vallarta by UTMB

Riendeau stated she didn’t enter the 20K anticipating to win. “I didn’t know I used to be within the lead, however I used to be working alone for lots of it.”

Having triumphed in Mexico, Riendeau stated she’d prefer to give attention to working a 50K. She stated she’d definitely take into account tackling the space in Puerto Vallarta subsequent yr, calling it a “nice occasion” on a well-marked course with “nice selection and delightful surroundings” and .

Jose Luis Castel Ceja. Photograph: Puerto Vallarta by UTMB

Becoming a member of Riendeau on the ladies’s podium had been Mexican runners Diana Darinka Zárate Díaz (2:10:51) and Paola Segura (2:18:40). In the meantime, Mexico dominated the lads’s race with Jose Luis Castel Ceja breaking the tape in 1:43:42, adopted by Alan Carzolio (1:43:56) and Ricardo Mejia Hernandez (1:45:32).

The lads’s 20K podium, from left: Alan Carzolio, Jose Luis Castel Ceja and Ricardo Mejia Hernandez. Photograph: Puerto Vallarta by UTMB

In Sunday’s 33K race, Mexico’s Jeff Rosas topped the lads’s podium in 3:38:54. Salvador Martínez, additionally from , took second in 3:40:55, and Colombia’s Jhoan Sebastian Rivera Alape positioned third (4:03:39). Canadian Greg Cruickshank ran 4:40:28 to prime the 40-44M class and place thirteenth general.

Mexicans swept the ladies’s 33K podium. Sabrina White ran 4:35:05 for the win and tenth place general, adopted by Mariela Silva (5:03:06) and Lorena de Luna Saucedo (5:37:40).



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