Nuria Picas award winning today was like winning circuit Ultra Trail World TourWhich rewards the best long distance runner in the world
Spades received the award at a ceremony in Paris together with the male winner, Frenchman Francis of HAENE.
"At the start of the season just thought I could get the title. They are tough races with big rivals, and now reap the rewards of all the effort we have put in this season from the start. "Said Nuria Picas.
Nuria Picas has been moved to today Paris to collect the prize winner of theUltra Trail World TourThe racing circuit ultradistància where the athlete has focused its efforts during the year. This title credited as the best long-distance runner in the world, with a total of 636 points, and participation podium in four of 10 races organized.
TheUltra Trail World Tour consists of ten races over 100km organized in emblematic places of the five continents. This circuit requires great adaptation in each of climates and terrains and therefore became the main objective of the season Spades.
"At the start of the season just thought I could win the title. They are tough races with big rivals, and now reap the rewards of all the effort we have put in this season from the beginning, "said Nuria Picas
Nuria Picas has achieved this thanks to victories in top positions Transgrancanaria (Gran Canaria), the Ultra-Trail Mount Fuji (Japan) and The North Face 100 (Australia). and the second in theUltra Trail du Mont Blanc (France). Brazilian Fernanda Maciel and French Nathalie Mauclair have achieved second and third place in the championship respectively.
The award has been presented at a ceremony at the Forum des Images in the heart of the French capital. Along with the male winner, Frenchman François HAENE of the two athletes were greeted by dozens of spectators who filled the room.
Nuria Picas said: "We are proud to carry a sport like trail running here in the heart of Paris. This circuit has been very motivating for me as an athlete because I could overcome myself, looking for new challenges. I have traveled around the world for racing amazing, all this has been a great experience "
Having put an end to the season, Nuria now start thinking about new challenges facing the next year.
RESULTATS ULTRA TRAIL WORLD TOUR 2014
1 Nuria Picas Albets – 636 punts
2 Fernanda Maciel – 577 punts
3 Nathalie Mauclair – 551 punts
Source: Bulletin Nuria Picas