Multipower, leading brand in sports nutrition, will sponsor Transvulcania 2015. The deal includes the presence of Multipower products (sports gels and energy bars) in the solid food aid stations of our four categories: Ultramarathon, Marathon, Half Marathon and Vertical Kilometer. In addition to these goodies, Multipower will also bring Josef Ajram, a well known extreme athlete and celebrity, to the race.
Multipower (www.multipower.com) has been working for 35 years in the development and manufacturing of sports foods. From its headquarters in Bleckede (Germany) it operates in over 30 countries throughout the world and sponsors top athletes like Javier Gómez Noya (4 times Triathlon World Champion), the cycling Movistar Team and the football squads of Real Betis Balompié (Spain), Sport Lisboa e Benfica (Portugal) and FC Schalke 04 (Germany).
Regarding Josef Ajram, the brand ambassador, he is quite a celebrity in Spain for his twin role as financial day trader and extreme sportsman. He became the first Spanish finisher in Ultraman Hawaii and Ultraman Canada, as well as several other mythical races like Marathon Des Sables, Titan Desert and countless ironman in Europe, Asia, America and Oceania. In 2011, for instance, he won the Hawaii EPIC 5 (5 ironman races in each of the five Hawaiian islands).
Vueling is to offer non-stop flights from Barcelona to La Palma, with the occasion of Transvulcania 2015. The connections are part of a deal reached with the Councillor for Tourism of Cabildo de La Palma, Raúl Camacho, and signed in Madrid during the recently held Feria Internacional de Turismo (FITUR). The extra seats are already available via the airline's website and offer a choice between the 6th of May (one day before our Vertical Kilometer) and the 8th of May (eve of the Ultramarathom, Marathon and Half Marathon). As a return option, a special flight from La Palma to Barcelona has been scheduled also for the following Monday, the 11th of May.
Cristofer Clemente (absolute winner of DesafíOSOmiedo 2014 and recently third fastest at MSIG Sai-Kung Hong Kong), Yeray Durán (3rd at Transgrancanaria 2013 and 4th at Transgrancanaria 2014) and Esteban García (absolute winner of Transvulcania Marathon 2014) will all attend Transvulcania 2015. In women's, local runners Yurena Castrillo and Yaiza Herrera will also try to aim high.
If you registered for the Half Marathon before the sold-out date (30th of January 2015), you can now check if your registration is “CONFIRMADA” (confirmed, in Spanish) or “NO CONFIRMADA” (not confirmed, in Spanish). If your registration is not confirmed, you may file a complaint before the 17th of February. To do so, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org (please use "Appeal Half Marathon" as the subject of your message).
Our YouTube channel now includes the sixth episode of our series Camino a la Transvulcania 2015. It features the track section the track section between Refugio del Pilar and Roque de los Muchachos (a grueling ascent shared by the Marathon and the Ultramarathon). We then discuss natural supplements and comment on the complete sold-out of our long distance runs. Subtitled in English.
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One or two thirds of lean pork and the same but in reverse of the fatty stuff. Those are the essential ingredients of sobrasada mallorquina, a delicious spread from the Balearic Islands which Tòfol Castanyer is never shy to praise. He was the 4th fastest in our last finish line and has just announced that he will be back for more.