The English runner, one of the few runners who has beaten Luis Alberto Hernando, will compete at the Canarian race and will be one of the clear favourites for the win.
The Transvulcania Naviera Armas will count with another talent among the list of elite runners in the coming edition. Jonathan Albon, Skyrunning World Champion, will take part for the first time in the Transvulcania
Naviera Armas 2019.
The 30-year-old runner started to shine in 2014, as he became, for the first time, the OCR World Champion (obstacle races). He achieved to win this title again in 2015, 2016 and 2017. Furthermore, the British runner
won the Spartan World Championship in 2014 and 2018, as well as winning the Tougher Mudder World Championship in 2018.
However, his most important year was 2016. The British runner started to compete in mountain races, combining them with obstacle races. His quality was demonstrated in the same year of his debut, as he became the Skyrunning World Champion in the Extreme modality. In 2017, he became World Champion for the second year in a row. This gave him the opportunity to compete in the Skyrunner World Series, where he achieved
the first position in the combined ranking.
Although he had some great results in 2016 and 2017, the British runner established himself as an elite runner in 2018, as he won the Ultra Skymarathon Madeira, the Tromso Skyrace and the World Championship in Scotland, where he beat some phenomenal runners, such as André Johnson or Luis Alberto Hernando. This is why he will be one of the clear favourites in order to win the Transvulcania Naviera Armas 2019.
“The presence of Jonathan Albon among the runners who will participate in this year’s edition is another attraction added to the race, which will be, for sure, one of the most competed editions in history”, said Ascensión Rodríguez, sports counsellor of La Palma. “The list of elite runners who will compete at the Transvulcania ensures a show and the enjoyment of the fans in the eleventh edition of the event”.