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Thibaut Baronian, runner-up in the Golden Trail World Series, makes his debut in Transvulcania

The French Trail running champion and fourth in the last World Cup will run Transvulcania for the first time.

With barely two months left for the celebration of the fourteenth edition of Transvulcania, the organisers continue to reveal the names of the main stars that will take part in its four competitive modalities. On this occasion, the presence, for the first time, of the Salomon team runner Thibaut Baronian, who will participate in the ultra-marathon distance, has been confirmed.

The French runner is considered one of the best runners on the international scene. Proof of this is the fourth place he has achieved in the last World Trail Championships held in Austria, as well as in the last edition of the Ultra Trail Cape Town or the third places in the CCC and the OCC of UTMB or the Basque Zegama-Aizkorri, among others. Such is his level that in 2022 he was runner-up in the Golden Trail World Series, being only beaten by the Swiss Remi Bonnet and surpassing runners such as Elhousine Elazzaoui, Ruy Ueda or Eli Hemming, among others.

In addition, Baronian is the current French Short Trail Champion, which shows the great versatility of this runner who is capable of performing at a high level at any distance and who is preparing thoroughly for his first ultra-marathon in Palma.

The duel will undoubtedly be between the Frenchman and the already confirmed opponents Dakota Jones, Germain Grangier and Jonathan Albon, to which others will be added and will be announced as the eagerly awaited date for trail lovers approaches on 11 May.

The president of the Cabildo de La Palma, Sergio Rodríguez, emphasises that the La Palma event once again attracts world-class sportsmen and women, who have the opportunity to enjoy their sport in La Palma as in few other places in the world, surrounded by the hospitality and encouragement of the island's fans.

The number of registrations for the event continues at a good pace, in fact, in some of its modalities are already on the way to hang the sign of full, as the Ultramarathon, the Marathon and the Half Marathon are around 91% average, and about to complete some of them, and the Vertical Kilometre, the shortest modality, at 37%.