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PRESS RELEASE

SIERRE-ZINAL 2022

Dear Media Representatives,

We are thrilled to announce a truly exhilarating 49th edition of Sierre-Zinal that will be held Saturday August 13th, 2022.

Within this copyright free press release, you will find a number of exclusive last-minute details:

  • The race has been sold out for several months! It will host 6.100 athletes who were able to sign up (an increase of 800 bib numbers) divvied up as follows:
    • 3500 popular runners, falling into the « Tourist » category, whose start times stretch between 4:45 am and 6:10 am
    • 2100 « Runners », whose start times stretch between 11:00 am and 11:20 am
    • 200 Juniors in Chandolin-Zinal, starting at 10:15 am
    • 300 children in the Race of the Five Obstacles spread out according to age groups from 5pm on Friday August 12th in Sierre downtown
  • The race boasts this year a record number of international athletes spanning 69 nationalities.
  • For the first time this year, the Race of the Five 4000m Peaks will occur on a Saturday - a small break from the second Sunday of August tradition - allowing all participants and volunteers to attend the closing ceremony under the big tent at Zinal as well as fully enjoy the party well into the later hours of the night… perhaps even the wee hours of the morning!
  • Saturday’s forecast announces sunny skies and pleasant temperatures (15° at Sierre in the morning, and 22° at Zinal in the afternoon). Weather conditions appear to be ideal for both runners and organizers.
  • The women’s elite international roster will be helmed by Swiss record woman Maude Mathys, Sara Alonso from Sapin and the American cross country skiing champion Sophia Laukli.
  • Record man Kilian Jornet is vying for his 10th win at Sierre-Zinal, although the race promises to be a tight one with Eritrean Petro Mamu, the « Poulidor SZ »,  i.e. SZ runner up, Robbie Simpson, Swiss runner Rémi Bonnet and this year’s large delegation of Kenyan athletes. Let us not forget the participation of the French long distance champion Hassan Chahdi who scored 2h08m at the 2022 Seville Marathon.

Attached, you will find the complete roll of men and women elite runners listed alphabetically. Please note that the race is part of the Golden Trail World Series, the Golden Trail National Series and the WMRA World Cups.

You can follow the live online on our website www.sierre-zinal.com or physically feel the thrills by joining us in person at Sierre and/or Zinal!

You will find all the complementary information you need on our website www.sierre-zinal.com.

If you have any further questions or requests for interviews, please do not hesitate to contact our race office e-mail at . We will do our best to answer your query ASAP.

We are extremely grateful to all Media Representatives who help us project the prestige of the Sierre-Zinal race at a regional, national and international level.

Sierre-Zinal, an ever-expanding family!

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