The Latvian 24 hours road race recordist, with a 243,991km mark, confirms its presence in 24 h Portugal.
Janis Actins, that recently reached a brilliant 30th place in 24-hour World Cup (a run in which 132 athletes surpassed the milestone of 200 km) and has in his curriculum a Latvia national championship for 50km distance and two championships for 100km, prepares his next big challenge for 2015.
From the curriculum of this former orienteer, now dedicated to ultramarathons, and who has participated in 42 marathons, we can also highlight presences in some emblematic runs, like Spartathlon or Transgrancanaria.
Here is a not-so-short list of low cost flights from every corner of Europe to Vale de Cambra.
In fact the flights head to Oporto, but 24 h Portugal Organization ensures free two-ways shuttle from Oporto to the run premises, in Vale de Cambra. Continue reading Low cost flights from everywhere to 24 h Portugal
The Portuguese athlete that in 2013 , following in the footsteps of Pheidippides , won the mythical Spartathlon (a 246 km ultramarathon from Athens to Sparta ), confirms its presence in 24 h Portugal, where he will be present with very ambitious goals.
João Oliveira is not just any athlete; in his victory in Spartathlon he relegated to second place Florian Reus – the German athlete who was last weekend crowned the 24-hour world champion.
From the vast and impressive cv of this amateur athlete, always built without official support or sponsors, we can still highlight the stunning victory in 2014 TransOmania run, a 300km ultramarathon held in Oman’s desert.
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Terry Sentinella started his running career at 15, running with his father in Valdez, Alaska where he grew up. Like many great long runners we know, it didn’t last long.
When he re-started running, at the age of 35, his goal was to be able to run the 2.5 mile loop around a local park. Now he’s running 135 mile races in some of the most extreme places on earth and, in his own words, loving every minute of it.
He ran 26 races with 100 miles or more, including 2 participations in Badwater Ultra marathon in Death Valley where he placed 10th and 13th.
As unbelievable as it may seem, even though Terry ran 215 Marathons and Ultra Marathons, he never participated in a 24 hours run.
We’re very proud and pleased to announce his coming.
The dean of Portuguese ultra-runners, who at age of 70 participated in the Marathon Des Sables, and who in last year ran 17 marathons and ultramarathons (4 of them of 100k or more), give us the honour of participating in the 24h Portugal run.
We hope to live up to receive this lady we all get used to admire and respect, and example of great resilience, courage and sacrifice.
At the top of our priorities is the safety and physical integrity of the athletes.
Following the steps of 24 h Portugal’s first edition, we will have a have a doctor, a nurse, several firemen and all the conditions for everyone to run safely and with the confidence that, in the event of an injury, we will have everything set to help you.
Doctor Maria João Sá adds her sports medicine speciality, to a successful career as an orienteering athlete, where she has accumulated dozens of trophies, of which we can highlight several national and Iberian championships, in various distances.
Amy Stratton Costa, the famous ultramarathoner, who ran over 35 ultras, ranked in 2006 in the world top ten fastest 100 and 50 mile runners, and twice ranked top 10 USA for the fastest 100 and 50 mile runners, is comming to Portugal. Continue reading Ultra Amy at 24 h Portugal
Wandering around Oporto on the way to Vale de Cambra
We just signed a partnership with the Aparthotel Oporto Company, which will make a 10% discount to all athletes and family who wish to spend one or more nights in the city of Oporto, in apartments located in the heart of town, in historic buildings reclassified and equipped with every comfort needed.
Soon we’ll announce similar partnerships with hotels located in Vale de Cambra.
It is our duty, and we do it with pleasure, to announce that the vacancies for the sail boat ride, offered to the first 10 athletes to formalize their registration within 24 h Portugal, are fully met.
Here is the list of the first 10 brave:
Alice Lopes – Andrés Vazquez – Arsénio Fernandes – Carla André – Fernando Leite – Filipa Ferro – Luis Pinho – Maria Moreira – Paulo Gomes – Rui Pinto
If any of these 10 athletes give up the sail boat ride, his trip will be assigned to the 11th , and so on.
Our partner: http://oportosailingdouro.com/pt/