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14
02
2020

Dakota Jones: “Back to the best race in the world” 

So announces the American, winner of Transvulcania 2012, his return to the race of La Palma

 

The list of elite runners of Transvulcania 2020 is swelling every week. Just a few weeks ago the Organization confirmed the presence of the Transvulcania winner, Tim Freriks, along with the recent winner of Tarawera Ultramarathon, the British Tom Evams. Now we confirm a runner, already known to everyone. He won a place in the heart of all the palm trees in previous participations, the North American team Salomon Dakota Jones.

Jones returns to the place where the European public was announced by winning, in that first participation of his, the 2012 edition of Transvulcania over more renowned brokers such as Kilian Jornet, Andy Symonds or Francois D’haene. After that deed, he repeated participation in Transvulcania 2014 and in the 2015 edition, reaping a tenth and fourth place respectively.

From there, Transvulcania has always been on his mind. However, his return to the island, which the Colorado runner considers his second home, has not been possible. With more experience after these years, the Salomon team runner continues to perform at the highest level. Proof of this are some of his results such as winning the Broken Arrow Skyrace and the mythical Pikes Peak Marathon.

Jones says excitedly that “La Palma is my second home. I love the island and I really want to run again, which for me, is the best race in the world. The people of La Palma gave me an incredible reception from day one and I am very excited to be able to return to Transvulcania again in May.”