The New Zealander already knows what it is to reach the podium in the race from La Palma
Ruth Croft, one of the strongest runners in the world, returns to Transvulcania after several editions of absence. The Transvulcania Organization is in luck as it has some of the best starting lines, both male and female, of all its editions.
To the already confirmed Azara García and Ekaterina Mityaeva, now the SCOTT team runner is added to the confirmed list, who is willing to improve her third position in the Transvulcania Ultramarathon 2016 edition, in which she ran for the first time in La Palma. There is where she doubled runners with more experience, such as Alicia Vargo or Hillary Allen. Four years later, Croft is already a consecrated runner within the international scene and a clear candidate for the victory of any starting.
Last season she finished third in the Golden Trail Series, after winning in the Marathon du Mont Blanc and making second and fourth in Dolomyths Run and Sierre Zinal and finishing ninth in the Annapurna Grand Final. In addition, she was the brand-new winner of the UCCB OCC, beating athletes such as Azara García and a great acquaintance on the island of La Palma such as Yuri Yoshizumi who has also confirmed her presence in the Transvulcania Vertical Marathon and Kilometer.
Croft mentioned that “It’s been 4 years since the first time I raced Transvulcania. Since then I always knew I wanted to come back and give it another go. I’m always looking for ways to improve on past results and I hope I can do that this year on La Palma.”