Over 900 runners from all over the world met in Radda in Chianti.
Carl Johan Sörman triumphed in the second edition of the Chianti Trail Ultra, the 73 km race between hills and vineyards. The Swedish runner, but transplanted to Camaiore (Lucca) arrived alone at the finish line in Radda in Chianti with a time of 6h28'39 ". An exciting challenge playing at 6.00 this morning, March 23rd, under a beautiful spring day sun To meet more than 900 athletes from all over the world, who have chosen this part of Chianti, between the provinces of Florence and Siena, to test themselves along a path that has touched farms and parishes to then go up again to the imposing Vistarenni, a renaissance villa that stands out in the middle of the hills, it is from here that the climb began, the real one that put athletes to the test to get to the top of Mount San Michele, the highest point in the Chianti region. Volpaia, one of the most famous and characteristic villages, and the return to the finish line in Radda in Chianti.
Head of the race of Carl Johan Sörman (Team Mud & Snow Asd) 1st in Vistarenni and Badiaccia with an advantage that has gradually grown, to the point of appearing in perfect solitude at the finish line under the walls of Radda in Chianti. Behind the winner came Andrea Macchi (100% Anima Trail Asd) who used 7h10'11 "to cover the course and Domenico Giosi (Parks Trail Promotion Ssd Arl) who arrived 3rd at the finish line in 7h20’32".
1st ranked among the women Giulia Vinco (G.P. Avis Pol. Malavicina).
In the Chianti Trail (37 km), the victory went to the favorite of the eve: the British Thomas Payn, who crossed the finish line in 2h49 ’with 16’ of advantage over Mauro Previtali (Cus Bergamo Atletica Asd). 3rd place for Matteo Carlucci (Asd Leopodistica).
Among women 1st arrived Katia Fori (Skyrunning Adventure Asd).
There were also many participants in the Short Trail, a 15 km long vineyard in the Municipality of Radda in Chianti, which attracted many trail enthusiasts and saw the victory of Dionigi Gianola (Premana).
Source: IUTA Italian Ultramarathon and Trail Association by Facebook page.