Breaking News: Final Report - Albania
After 6 days of social distancing ourselves from the rest of the world and running through beautiful mountain trails in Albania, our runners in GlobalLimits Albania -The Hidden Treasure finally arrived at the finish line in the Amphitheater of the UNESCO World Heritage site of Butrinti National Park. This morning they started at the village of Murci and ran 14,7km along the Ionian sea, arrived at the entrance of the park by ferry and ran once around it. It is obvious that they are not deterred by the Medicane Lanos that also affected the area last night, which was constantly raining and the trail was muddy. They last runners arrived by 0930 already.
William Mcmillen from the UK is the winner of the race in 25:00:38hrs followed by Portuguese runner Samual Castela in 25:52:48, who gave an impressive performance despite his recent ankle injury. Stefan Kapellen from Germany finished third in 26:15:56hrs..
Samuel's wife, Filipa, also from Portugal, led the race from Day 1 - she did not only finished first, but she also set a course record in all 6 stages. Austrian runner Christina Khinast who took the second place. It was her 7th podium in her 7th GlobalLimits race. Teresa Lam from Hongkong took the third place.
Special mention are Albanian runners Dasharmir Cali, Arben Shati and Gazmenf Shehu who maintained their top 10 position everyday and gave an impressive performance.
A seaside hotel in Saranda and award ceremony by the sea are waiting for them to enjoy this evening. GlobalLimits would like to thank you for all supports from the runners, friends, Albania Adventure team, our volunteer and medical team. Thank you and see you next year!
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