Sierre-Zinal

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The Sierre-Zinal race is a mountain running race that takes place in the canton of Valais each August. It is also known as the race of five 4000ers ("La course des cinq 4000"), as five peaks over four thousand meters are visible along its path: Weisshorn (4506 m), Zinalrothorn (4221 m), Obergabelhorn (4073 m) Matterhorn (4478 m) and Dent Blanche (4357 m).[1]

Results[edit]

Men[edit]

Edition Date Distance Winner Time Notes
1st 1974 31 km Switzerland Eddy Hauser 2:38:14
2nd 1975 31 km United Kingdom Jeff Norman 2:37:56
3rd 1976 31 km Italy Aldo Allegranza 2:46:33
4th 1977 31 km United States Chuck Smead 2:41:18
5th 1978 31 km Switzerland Stefan Soler 2:40:18
6th 1979 31 km United States Pablo Vigil 2:33:49
7th 1980 31 km United States Pablo Vigil 2:35:09
8th 1981 31 km United States Pablo Vigil 2:35:46
9th 1982 31 km United States Pablo Vigil 2:37:57
10th 1983 31 km Italy Aldo Allegranza 2:36:35
11th 1984 31 km Switzerland Fabrizio Valentini 2:37:49
12th 1985 31 km United Kingdom Jack Maitland 2:36:11
13th 1986 31 km United Kingdom Phil Makepiece 2:35:04
14th 1987 31 km Switzerland Beat Imhof 2:36:17
15th 1988 31 km Switzerland Pierre-André Gobet 2:34:16
16th 1989 31 km Switzerland Pierre-André Gobet 2:32:15
17th 1990 31 km Colombia Jairo Correa 2:34:05
18th 1991 31 km Colombia Francisco Sanchez Martinez 2:32:51
19th 1992 31 km Switzerland Jean-François Cuennet 2:37:57
20th 1993 31 km Colombia Jairo Correa 2:32:44
21st 1994 31 km Colombia Jacinto Lopez 2:35:25
22nd 1995 31 km Colombia Jairo Correa 2:34:21
23rd 1996 31 km Ethiopia Eticha Tesfaye 2:41:05
24th 1997 31 km Czech Republic Martin Horacek 2:39:53
25th 1998 31 km Mexico Ricardo Mejia 2:34:56
26th 1999 31 km Mexico Ricardo Mejia 2:32:38
27th 2000 31 km United Kingdom Billy Burns 2:35:45
28th 2001 31 km Mexico Ricardo Mejia 2:30:59
29th 2002 12 km New Zealand Jonathan Wyatt 1:07:17 Shortened edition due to snow on the course
30th 2003 31 km New Zealand Jonathan Wyatt 2:29:12 Course record
31st 2004 31 km Mexico Ricardo Mejia 2:34:35
32nd 2005 31 km Mexico Ricardo Mejia 2:34:10
33rd 2006 31 km Switzerland Tarcis Ançay 2:36:09
34th 2007 31 km France Jean-Christophe Dupont 2:41:44
35th 2008 31 km Italy Marco De Gasperi 2:30:50
36th 2009 31 km Spain Kilian Jornet 2:35:30
37th 2010 31 km Spain Kilian Jornet 2:37:27
38th 2011 31 km Italy Marco De Gasperi 2:30:18
39th 2012 31 km Italy Marco De Gasperi 2:31:36
40th 2013 31 km Switzerland Marc Lauenstein 2:32:14
41st 2014 31 km Spain Kilian Jornet 2:31:54
42nd 2015 31 km Spain Kilian Jornet 2:33:14
43rd 2016 31 km Eritrea Petro Mamu 2:33:38
44th 2017 31 km Spain Kilian Jornet 2:33:05
45th 2018 31 km Spain Kilian Jornet 2:31:39 6th win (highest number of wins)

Women[edit]

Edition Date Distance Winner Time Notes
1st 1974 31 km France Chantal Langlacé 3:51:59
2nd 1975 31 km France Annick Loir 3:50:48
3rd 1976 31 km France Annick Loir 3:26:35
4th 1977 31 km Switzerland Marijke Moser 3:47:05
5th 1978 31 km Switzerland Marijke Moser 3:48:00
6th 1979 31 km France Chantal Langlacé 3:32:29
7th 1980 31 km Sweden E. Ljungström 3:22:53
8th 1981 31 km France Marie Subot 3:19:41
9th 1982 31 km France Véronique Billat 3:19:44
10th 1983 31 km France Marie Subot 3:29:44
11th 1984 31 km United Kingdom Véronique Marot 3:12:08
12th 1985 31 km United Kingdom Véronique Marot 3:06:55
13th 1986 31 km Switzerland Annick Mérot 3:28:05
14th 1987 31 km United Kingdom Véronique Marot 3:01:57
15th 1988 31 km United Kingdom Sally Goldsmith 3:04:37
16th 1989 31 km United Kingdom Sally Goldsmith 3:11:00
17th 1990 31 km Switzerland Marie-Christine Ducret 3:12:49
18th 1991 31 km Switzerland Marie-Christine Ducret 3:10:59
19th 1992 31 km France Odile Léveque 3:22:55
20th 1993 31 km France Beverley Redfern 3:11:31
21st 1994 31 km France Brigitte Eustache 3:24:29
22nd 1995 31 km Switzerland Isabella Crettenand-Moretti 3:09:44
23rd 1996 31 km Switzerland Isabella Crettenand-Moretti 3:05:23
24th 1997 31 km Switzerland Isabella Crettenand-Moretti 3:04:20
25th 1998 31 km Russia Svetlana Netchaeva 3:10:31
26th 1999 31 km Russia Vera Sukhova 3:10:57
27th 2000 31 km Russia Irina Poupaza 3:05:12
28th 2001 31 km United Kingdom Angela Mudge 2:56:41
29th 2002 12 km Germany Gudrun de Pay 1:29:20 Shortened edition due to snow on the course
30th 2003 31 km Ethiopia Tsige Worku 3:16:07
31st 2004 31 km Switzerland Angéline Joly 3:09:22
32nd 2005 31 km Switzerland Angéline Joly 2:55:35
33rd 2006 31 km Czech Republic Anna Pichrtova 2:58:42
34th 2007 31 km Czech Republic Anna Pichrtova 2:55:19
35th 2008 31 km Czech Republic Anna Pichrtova 2:54:26 Course record
36th 2009 31 km Czech Republic Anna Pichrtova 2:58:24 4th win (highest number of wins)
37th 2010 31 km United States Megan Lund 3:09:28
38th 2011 31 km Spain Oiha Kortazar Aranzeta 3:11:25
39th 2012 31 km France Aline Camboulives 3:02:58
40th 2013 31 km Italy Elisa Desco 2:58:33
41st 2014 31 km United States Stevie Kremer 3:03:12
42nd 2015 31 km Kenya Lucy Wambui Murigi 2:56:40
43rd 2016 31 km Germany Michelle Maier 2:58:40
44th 2017 31 km Kenya Lucy Wambui Murigi 2:58:39
45th 2018 31 km Kenya Lucy Wambui Murigi 2:57:54

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sierre-Zinal: How to do it". runthealps.com. Retrieved 20 October 2017.

External links[edit]

Official website