American Dakota Jones has won the 2012 TRANSVULCANIA an 83 km ultra in La Palma in the Canary Islands. Jones set a new course record eclipsing last years time by Spain’s Miguel Heras of 7:32:13 with a new time of 6:59:07.
New Zealand’s Anna Frost won the ladies race in 8:11:30 – some 40 minutes ahead of Nuria Picas and almost an hour ahead of Nikki Kimball .
Dakota Jones’s victory came as a surprise to some as the field was deep with quality international competion including Killian Jornet and pre-race favourite Britains Andy Symonds. 500 runners began the event at 6 am which features over 8,000 m of ascent and is part of the of the Sky Runner World Series.
1. Dakota Jones 6:59:07
2. Andy Symonds 6:59:43
3. Kilian Jornet 7.09. 53
1. Anna Frost 8:11:30
2. Nuria Picas 8:51’59
3. Nikki Kimball 9:10:00