On 8 June, the world trail Championships in Portugal will receive the rider bromont Elliot Cardin who has earned a place among the world’s elite thanks to his impressive performance in the Ulta-trail Harricana in Charlevoix. It was on this occasion smashed the course record of 65 km.
Its results have met the criteria of the Association of canadian ultra-marathon runners, which allowed him to qualify automatically last fall. It was not until January that he got the confirmation.
“I have thought about it. This is when even a trip to Europe, he said in an interview. This is something that I have always tried, then I looked at my budget. ”
“These are the best athletes who are selected to represent their country. I’m happy! I want to see where I fit compared to other athletes elsewhere in the world, what I am capable of doing in such circumstances. “
Two other Quebec will be the canadian cohort, Sarah Bergeron-Larouche and Annie John.
The test in Portugal will be on a short distance, from the point of view of the ultra-marathoners, or 44 km. Athletes have to cope with a positive altitude difference of 2100 metres. “It’s still huge, note Elliot Cardin. For comparison, the 60 km of the Bromont Ultra has it as elevation gain. It’s going to ride a lot, but it goes up as much as it goes down, it is balanced. This is good news. “
The estimated time for the first man is of 3: 45 a.m., which is very fast for a such ground of race. “It’s going to be a great opportunity to do training on a marathon and see if I am able to have a good speed on it. “