2019 Transvulcania Ultramarathon Live Coverage

Live coverage of the 2019 Transvulcania Ultramarathon.

By on May 8, 2019 | Comments

The 2019 Transvulcania Ultramarathon fires off before dawn local time on Saturday morning, on the island of La Palma, one of Spain’s Canary Islands. The route is 74.3 kilometers (46 miles) long, has 4,350 meters (14,280 feet) of climbing, and travels point-to-point over the spine of the island, which is made up of a series of volcanoes, topping out at 2,420 meters (7,940 feet) altitude.

The race takes place on Saturday, May 11th, starting at 6 a.m. Western European Summer Time (Friday, May 10th at 11 p.m. U.S. Mountain Time).

The course records are 6:52:39 for the men (Luis Alberto Hernando, 2015) and 8:04:17 for the women (Ida Nilsson, 2017).

We’ll be livecasting the event on iRunFar’s Twitter feed. We’ve also gathered various news sources together in the Twitter feed below. Have fun following the race either way!

Here are a couple resources to help you follow and learn about the race:

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iRunFar’s Live Coverage of the 2019 Transvulcania Ultramarathon

Meghan Hicks

Meghan Hicks is the Editor-in-Chief of iRunFar. She’s been running since she was 13 years old, and writing and editing about the sport for around 15 years. She served as iRunFar’s Managing Editor from 2013 through mid-2023, when she stepped into the role of Editor-in-Chief. Aside from iRunFar, Meghan has worked in communications and education in several of America’s national parks, was a contributing editor for Trail Runner magazine, and served as a columnist at Marathon & Beyond. She’s the co-author of Where the Road Ends: A Guide to Trail Running with Bryon Powell. She won the 2013 Marathon des Sables, finished on the podium of the Hardrock 100 Mile in 2021, and has previously set fastest known times on the Nolan’s 14 mountain running route in 2016 and 2020. Based part-time in Moab, Utah and Silverton, Colorado, Meghan also enjoys reading, biking, backpacking, and watching sunsets.