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Rolim and Marrahi Triumph in the Thrilling 9th Sierra Blanca Mountain Race: A Must-See

February 12, 2024
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Overview of the 9th Mountain Race Podium

The 9th edition of the Sierra Blanca Mountain Race was held in Marbella, attracting around 800 runners who participated in one of the four categories of the race. The thrilling races took place in a spectacular natural environment, with Emanuel Rolim and Inés Marrhi emerging as the winners.

The Sierra Blanca Mountain Race Returns

The 9th edition of the Sierra Blanca Mountain Race once again traversed the beautiful natural landscape of the Marbella mountain. However, this year’s race was slightly slower than the previous edition, which was also the first race of the Spain Cup. Like the last edition, the race was held in three different distances: the 42.2-kilometer Destroyer, the 28.5-kilometer Rompepiernas, and the 12-kilometer Trampantojo. A hiking category, also 12 kilometers, was included as well.

Details of the Destroyer Race

The Destroyer race was the earliest of all, covering just over 42 kilometers and nearly 2,900 meters of positive elevation. In the men’s category, the trio of Emanuel Vitoriono Rolim, Ollé Bernades, and Chema Romero led the race throughout, maintaining their positions and confirming Vitorino’s victory at the finish line with a time of 4 hours, 57 minutes, and 42 seconds. Bernades won silver and Romero bronze. In the women’s category, Inés Marrahi dominated the race, finishing in 6 hours, 19 minutes, and 3 seconds, more than 15 minutes ahead of second-place Anna Kacka and third-place Ana Cristina Constantin.

Results of the Rompepiernas and Trampantojo Races

In the Rompepiernas race, the men’s victory went to Samu Keiska, who finished in 2 hours, 56 minutes, and 7 seconds. José Antonio Fernández and Jesús Nieto completed the podium. In the women’s category, Ana Cerván won with a time of 3 hours, 53 minutes, and 30 seconds, followed by Mariola Lassota-Bujak and Verónica De Miguel. The 12-kilometer Trampantojo race was more competitive, with Tomás Blanco beating Miguel Pérez by just two minutes. Sergio Luna completed the podium. In the women’s category, Olga Morinigo won, finishing in 1 hour, 26 minutes, and 36 seconds. She was joined on the podium by Macarena Fernández and Francesca Matulli.

Results of the Hiking Race

Finally, in the hiking race, the men’s podium was made up of Agustín Saus, Ángel Manuel Bermejo, and Sergio Soneira. In the women’s race, the top three were Lourdes Guzmán, Marisa Fernández, and Eva María Paredes.

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