2021-08-18 12:56

Swedish and international elite runners settle the score in Ultravasan on Sunday – follow along at Vasaloppet.TV

Nine former victors and a number of other noteworthy runners are registered for Ultravasan 90 Elit and Ultravasan 45 Elit which run on Sunday, August 22 in the Vasaloppet Arena. Will David Laney be the second American to win Ultravasan and will Russian Alexandra Morozova snatch her third victory in a row? Vasaloppet.TV will broadcast both races from start to finish and the stream is concluded with Hemmavasan's big raffle of a Volvo XC40 Recharge Twin, an electric SUV.

When Ultravasan 90 and Ultravasan 45 last ran (2019) there were a record number of participants, near 2,500. This year, the race runs with just the elite and we can count on some interesting and exciting competitions on Sunday!

The live broadcast at Vasaloppet.TV starts at 08:45 and continues throughout the whole day. Martin Sellberg will be the host with Johnny Hällneby as expert commentator.
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Below you’ll find information on the races and an introduction to some of the strongest runners.

Ultravasan 90 Elit on Sunday, August 22, 2021:
Distance: 90 kilometres.
Start: Tjärnhedens IP, Sälen, at 09:00 CET.
Finish: Vasaloppet’s finish line portal, Mora.
Classes: Ultravasan 90 Elit has a women’s class and a men’s class.
Number bib colour: Yellow

Spurt prizes are awarded to the first person, from both the women’s and men’s class, who passes three of the Vasaloppet Arena checkpoints: Mångsbodarna, Evertsberg and Hökberg. A participant must finish the race to be awarded a spurt prize.

Profiles to keep track of in Ultravasan 90 Elit, men
David Laney, USA, @davidlaney12 on Instagram, part of the Craft Elite Run Team, was named Ultrarunner of the Year 2015 and has many great successes in the bag. His marathon personal best is 2.17, he’s won the 2019 Rocky Raccoon 100 Mile and finished third in Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc.

Sébastien Spehler, France, @sebastienspehler, has won the Féstival Les Templiers twice, in 2017 and 2018. Ultravasan’s distance is a bit longer than what he usually competes at.

The ”Ockelbo mafia” is represented by Joacim Lantz, @joacimlantz, second in 2019, and the 2017 winner Elov Olsson, @elovolsson. Elov also won the 100 km Swedish Championships at the beginning of July.

Fritjof Fagerlund, @fritjoffagerlund, who won Ultravasan in 2018, will also be starting on Sunday.

Daniel Nilsson, @kdanieln, has run Ultravasan 90 all six years, finishing seventh at his best and twelvth at his worst.

Erik Anfält, @runanfalt, and Fredrik Eriksson, @freddaeriksson, are two former Ultravasan 45 winners, now running Ultravasan 90 Elit.

Jonas Buud, @jonasbuud, former record holder (5.45.08) from Mora is also registered for Ultravasan 90.

Profiles to keep track of in Ultravasan 90 Elit, women
Russian Alexandra Morozova, @alexandra.morozova.run, won in 2018 and 2019 with a wide margin and is the favourite to win, which would make her the first person to win Ultravasan three times.

But Alexandra has to watch out for Dominika Stelmach, @dominika_stelmach, from Poland, who holds the European 100 km record since 2020!

Manuela Vilaseca, @manuvilaseca, from Brazil is part of the Craft Elite Run Team and has been in the top ten twice at the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc.

Ebba Sigfridsson and Lina Karlsson, @linca77, were fifth and sixth respectively in 2019 while Johanna Nilsson, @johannavindenmotkinden, came fifth in 2018. Sofia Smedman, @iasmedman, was fourth in 2016 and won the 100 km Swedish Championships this summer.

Lisa Ring, @lisaspring93, who won Ultravasan 45 twice (2016 and 2018) is registered for Ultravasan 90 Elit for the first time.

Ultravasan 45 Elit on Sunday, August 22 2021:
Distance: 45 kilometres.
Start: Football field, Oxberg, at 11.00.
Finish: Vasaloppet’s finish line portal, Mora.
Classes: Ultravasan 45 Elit has a women’s class and a men’s class.
Number bib colour: Blue

Profiles to keep track of in Ultravasan 45 Elit, men
Swiss Simon Hodler, living in Mora, was third in Ultravasan 45 in 2019. Marcus Nilsson, @marcusnile, who came fourth, and Oscar Bergström who came fifth are also registered this year.

Profiles to keep track of in Ultravasan 45 Elit, women
Ida or Tessa is the question? Ida Nilsson, @idanilssi, won Ultravasan 90 in 2017 and came second in both 2015 and 2018. She’s now running half the distance for the first time in the Vasaloppet Arena.

Tessa Chesser, @tessachessa, from USA is part of Craft Elite Run Team and in 2019 she, among other things, got a second place in Penyagolosa 110 km in Spain and a third place in Run Rabbit Run 100 mile.

Sofia Byhlinder, @sofiabyhlinder, who won Ultravasan 45 in 2019.

Camilla Berggren came fourth in both 2018 and 2019.

Results
Start lists, live results and results lists are available here:
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Kranskulla and Kransmas 2021
This year’s Kranskulla and Kransmas are Emelie Brudin and Gustaf Berglund.

FACTS/Ultravasan victors since the first race in 2014
Ultravasan 90, men
2014 Jonas Buud, IFK Mora FK (SWE), 6.02.03
2015 Jonas Buud, IFK Mora FK (SWE), 5.45.08 (Record time!)
2016 Jarle Risa, Undheim IL (NOR), 6.11.49
2017 Elov Olsson, Ockelbo SK (SWE), 6.07.37
2018 Fritjof Fagerlund, LK Roslagen (SWE), 6.01.56
2019 Jim Walmsley, Hoka One One (USA) 5.47.28
2020 Ultravasan was part of Hemmavasan, no winner was crowned

Ultravasan 90, women
2014 Holly Rush, Team Bath AC (GBR), 7.09.04
2015 Jasmin Nunige, Switzerland (SUI), 7.02.35
2016 Jasmin Nunige, Track Club Davos (SUI), 6.54.32
2017 Ida Nilsson, Högby IF (SWE), 6.51.26
2018 Alexandra Morozova, Russia (RUS), 6.43.55 (Record time!)
2019 Alexandra Morozova, Ural (RUS) 7.11.07
2020 Ultravasan was part of Hemmavasan, no winner was crowned

Ultravasan 45, men
2014 Roman Ryapolov, IFK Mora FK (RUS), 2.49.47
2015 Fritjof Fagerlund, Rånäs 4H (SWE), 2.45.30
2016 Roman Ryapolov, IFK Mora OK (RUS), 2.41.47
2017 Erik Anfält, Örebro AIK (SWE), 2.40.28
2018 David Nilsson, Högby IF/MotionMetrix (SWE), 2.39.33 (Record time!)
2019 Fredrik Eriksson, IK Akele (SWE) 2.49.21
2020 Ultravasan was part of Hemmavasan, no winner was crowned

Ultravasan 45, women
2014 Gloria Vinstedt, Sweden (SWE), 3.28.13
2015 Caroline Dubois, France (FRA), 3.13.22
2016 Lisa Ring, IK Nocout.se (SWE), 3.04.18
2017 Joasia Zakrzewski, Great Britain (GBR), 3.06.12
2018 Lisa Ring, IK nocout.se (SWE), 3.03.00 (Record time!)
2019 Sofia Byhlinder, IFK Mora Friidrott (SWE), 3.09.40
2020 Ultravasan was part of Hemmavasan, no winner was crowned

Statistics: All top ten placements in Ultravasan 90 and 45 over the years (PDF)
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Vasaloppet’s upcoming events

Hemmavasan 2021 – wherever and whenever you want, July 3–August 22
As a Hemmavasan participant you complete your race in a place of your choosing between July 3 and August 22, 2021. Choose between cycling and running with distances ranging from 10 km to 94 km.

Hemmavasan Cykel 90 – bike 94 km
Hemmavasan Cykel 45 – bike 43.5 km
Hemmavasan Cykel 30 – bike 31.7 km
Hemmavasan Cykel 10 – bike 10 km
Hemmavasan Ultra 90 – walk, jog, run 90.8 km
Hemmavasan Ultra 45 – walk, jog, run 44.2 km
Hemmavasan Trail 30 – walk, jog, run 30 km
Hemmavasan Trail 10 – walk, jog, run 10 km

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Elite races in the Vasaloppet Arena

• Thursday, August 19 Cykelvasan 90 Elit 94 km, start Sälen
• Sunday, August 22 Ultravasan 90 Elit 90 km, start Sälen
• Sunday, August 22 Ultravasan 45 Elit 45 km, start Oxberg

Vasaloppet’s Winter Week 2022 (registration open)
• Friday, February 25 Vasaloppet 30 30 km, start Oxberg
• Saturday, February 26 Tjejvasan 30 km, start Oxberg
• Sunday, February 27 Ungdomsvasan 9 km start Eldris, 19 km start Hökberg *
• Sunday, February 27 Öppet Spår Sunday 90 km, start Sälen
• Monday, February 28 Öppet Spår Monday 90 km, freestyle, start Sälen
• Tuesday, March 1 Vasaloppet 45 45 km, start Oxberg
• Friday, March 4 Stafettvasan 90 km, five-person teams, start Sälen
• Friday, March 4  Nattvasan 90 90 km, individually or two-person teams, freestyle, start Sälen
• Friday, March 4  Nattvasan 45 45 km, individually or two-person teams, freestyle, start Sälen
• Friday, March 4  Nattvasan 30 30 km, individually or two-person teams, freestyle, start Sälen
• Saturday, March 5 Blåbärsloppet 9 km, start Eldris *
• Sunday, March 6 Vasaloppet 90 km, start Sälen (fully booked)

* Registration for Ungdomsvasan opens in September 2021. Registration for Blåbärsloppet opens in January, 2022.

Vasaloppet’s Summer Week 2022 (registration opens September 26, 2021)
• Friday, August 12 Cykelvasan Öppet Spår 94 km, start Sälen
• Friday, August 12  Cykelvasasprinten 1 km, Lindvallen, Sälen
• Saturday, August 13 Cykelvasan 90 94 km, start Sälen
• Sunday, August 14 Cykelvasan 45 45 km, start Oxberg
• Sunday, August 14 Cykelvasan 30 32 km, start Oxberg
• Sunday, August 14 Ungdomscykelvasan 32 km, start Oxberg
• Friday, August 19 Trailvasan 10 10 km, start Mora
• Saturday, August 20 Ultravasan 90 90 km, start Sälen
• Saturday, August 20 Ultravasan 45 45 km, start Oxberg
• Saturday, August 20 Trailvasan 30 30 km, start Oxberg
• Saturday, August 20 Vasastafetten 90 km, running relay for ten-person teams, start Sälen
• Saturday, August 20 Vasakvartetten 90 km, running relay for four-person teams, start Sälen

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