The TRM Team, always looking for different new events, that embody the true values of sport, flew to Spain and participated in the Ultra Heroes contra Duchenne 84 km and 3.719 m D +, on the trails that cross the Sierra Gador and the Sierra Nevada.
TRM Team – Marco Mori, Cristina Tasselli
Heroes contra Duchenne is much more than a sporting event, it is an initiative that combines sport and solidarity to raise funds and finance new scientific studies on Duchenne and Becker syndromes. The start is in the Castala Park (Almería) and the arrival in the city of Laujar de Andarax (Almería) which, not even on purpose, gave birth to the aunt of one of our TRM Coaches.
Laujar de Andarax
The race track is beautiful and varied, challenging, alternating easy sections with rocky parts, but quite runnable. The departure is given before dawn from Castala Park and as soon as the sun rises the view never ceases to amaze. You run on the ridges from where you can see very far away, you pass through areas with Far West-type gorges and you enter the woods with high pine trees.
One of the most evocative parts of the race is the “La Hidroeléctrica“, a section that runs through the ancient canal that brought water to Laujar, a fantastic engineering work.
The management and organization of the event was perfect and despite the Covid restrictions, the protocols and the masks, the warmth of the people did not change. You learn that we can also embrace each other with our eyes!
We will be back for sure! Thanks to the Heroes contra Duchenne Organization.
Digital Strategic Marketing Director – certified Innovation Manager – in multinational companies, she is still today the only Italian female athlete to have ran 900 km and 55,000m D+ in the mountains in a single stage race (Transpyrenea 2016, 3rd women overall). She counts numerous Podiums and international Victories on races over 100k. She holds a SNaQ CONI certification as a Trail Running Coach, Athletic Trainer and in Nutrition and Sports Supplementation. Since 2014 she is President and sports executive of innovative technology startups and companies, including Trail Running Movement and Digital Sport 360. She trains elite trail running athletes and she teaches in trail running coach certification courses. She is an author of sports articles on training, nutrition and supplementation in trail running and running, both in Italian and in English and Spanish. She manages relationships and collaborations with Federations and Race Organizers.