27th August 2014
1050 runners from 33 countries have confirmed for the 3RD PATAGONIAN INTERNATIONAL MARATHON
The registration for the 3rd Patagonian International Marathon closed on 26th of August 2014 with 1050 confirmed runners from 33 countries. Runners from Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, England, France, Germany, Holland, Hungary, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, Panama, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Scotland, Spain, South Africa, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, United States of America, Uruguay, Venezuela, and Zimbabwe.
Taking place in their home country, 65% of the runners are from Chile. Brazilians take up 15% of the total number of runners while runners from the United States, Germany and Argentina take up 9% in total. Almost half of the runners (45%) will be participating in the half-marathon race distance. 30% will be running the 10 km race distance while 25% of the participants are running the 42 km and 63 km distance. In terms of gender distribution, the event this year almost has an equal ratio of male and females with 58% male runners and 42% female runners.
Participating in this year’s ultra marathon, Matthew Flaherty aims to beat our Ultra Marathon record holder, Ryan Sandes. Sandes ran the 63 km distance last year in 4:24:28. Flaherty is the 2013 US 50 Mile Road National Champion and holds the second-fastest-all-time of Ice Age Trail 50 (Wisconsin). Currently, Flaherty is gunning for the 2016 Olympic Trials Marathon standard of 2:18:00 and preparing for the IAU 100km World Championships in November.
With Sandes (South Africa) as the male record holder of the 63 km distance, Krissy Moehl (USA) holds the female record with 5:49:13. Luke Myers (Australia) for the males and Silvana Camelio (Chile) for the females hold the fastest time for the 42 km distance in 2:57:36 and 3:42:43 respectively while Patricio Contreras (Chile) for the males and Daniela Lucero (Chile) for the females hold the fastest time for running the 21 km race distance in 1:18:36 and 1:40:13 respectively.
“We are looking forward to have runners from all five continents this year, who may set new records for each race distance,” said Stjepan Pavicic, the race director. “We are happy to have more than a thousand runners this year because of their help in the reforestation of the park with our Corre y Reforesta campaign, in which each runner donates a tree to the national park. Cooperating both with the public and the private sector, we are working towards the sustainable development of the region through the event.”
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Since its inception in 2002, NIGSA has valued unique expeditions that have never been done before. Its in-depth geographical knowledge of Southern Patagonia allows NIGSA not only to craft new ways of discovering and promoting Patagonia but also to further the conservation of and the sustainability within the region.
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