Evolving from a regular, extremely rigorously organized race to one of the top races of 2022, the ninth edition of the Istria 100 by UTMB®️ is also the first event in the 2022 UTMB®️ World Series experience series (25 racing in 16 countries on 4 continents).
The race, which is said to be a gateway to the Middle Ages, took place on April 8 in Croatia – the Istrian peninsula, combining Croatian hospitality with Mediterranean delights and idyllic scenery competing with Dalmatia.
Finishing in Umag, on the shores of the Adriatic Sea, Istria 100 by UTMB offers 5 races:
- White 20k
- Yellow 40k
- Green 67k
- Blue 128k
- Red 168k- of which the queen race – RED 168k / 100miles sent its podium occupants directly to the most anticipated event of the year, namely the UTMB®️ World Series final – UTMB Mont-Blanc.
At the start of this year’s edition, a series of important athletes will line up, which will make this race a real mountain running festival and a delight for fans of the phenomenon, who can not stay away from the thrills of competition and favorite statistics.
The event can be watched exclusively on the TRAILRUNNING ACADEMY website, in a unique format, unprecedented in Romania, with live information and pictures from the spot throughout the event.
Among the favorites of this year’s RED race, in the MEN’S section, are definitely worth watching:
#1 – Robert Hajnal, 854 ITRA (Romania) 32 years old
UTMB 2018 2nd
TGC 2022 5th
MIUT 2021 5th
Penyagolosa 2021 3rd
MIUT 2019 4th, OMT 2020 – 1st
#2 Sange Sherpa, 835 ITRA (Nepal) 40 ani
Lavaredo Ultra 2017 – 11th
UltraTrail du Cape Town 2018 – 6th
Thailand by UTMB 2021 – 3rd
# 3 Roberto Mastrotto, 820 ITRA (Italia) 34 ani
Lavaredo Ultra 2021 – 9th
UTMB 2018 – 19th
100miles Istria 2018 BLUE – 1st
#4 Boucheix Alexandre, 793 ITRA (Franta) 30 ani
UTMB 2021 – 43rd,
TGC 2019- 31st;
#9 Kruljac Pavle, 744 ITRA (Croatia) 35 ani
100miles Istria 2018 GREEN locul 5
100miles Istria 2019 GREEN locul 6
Let the show begin!
Mountain runner with writing skills. Competition enthusiast and a very gourmand person. I love coffee too. Follow me on Instagram @jeganvlad. Kudos me on Strava / jeganvlad
How to make a proper checkpoint for your next ultramarathon
Do you have a support team for your next ultramarathon? Here’s what you need for a successful race and a ‘full’ Check-Point.
The emotions and experience of TrailRunning Academy athlete Valentin Bălănescu during the 170 km of the UTMB.
The 10 Magnificent of the UTMB 2022 Podium
I had the chance to share the UTMB 2022 podium with 10 of the best endurance athletes in the world. Here’s how I met them, how they competed and my thoughts on them.
I ran to Cluj for the Wizz Marathon
I never thought I would end up having a road marathon, the Wizz Marathon, as a training session for an ultramarathon.