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Boa Vista Ultra Trail

Sunday December 4th, 2022
Boa vista, Cape Verde
Distance: Marathon · 75k · Ultra

The Boa Vista Ultra Trail gives competitors a choice of three courses: the 150-kilometerUltra marathon which takes them around the periphery of the island, the 70-kilometer Salt Marathon which has its finish-line in one of the island’s last-remaining salt pans, and the 42-kilometer Eco Marathon which takes athletes through unspoilt nature encompassing both ocean and desert scenarios.

The three courses all share the same unique backdrop and constantly changing terrain: dirt tracks that turn into desert dunes, stony ground that eventually becomes proper road. Runners will be completely unaided throughout because in addition to competing against the clock and the rest of the field, they will also have to grapple with the island’s wild landscape and, of course, their own endurance levels. All in all, this is an event that leaves its mark.

Boa Vista is the nearest of the Cape Verde islands to the African mainland and, with a population of just over 12,000, is one of the last-surviving unspoilt paradises. This event also offers the perfect opportunity to encounter the authentic nature of this beautiful area – its desert, salt pans, ocean, tiny villages and idyllic landscape are completely unique.

Deserts, gold sand, ocean, crystal-clear water, long beaches and characteristic villages. That is the picturesque landscape that the participants of Boa Vista Ultra Trail will discover. A race that promises to the athletes to dive into a proper natural paradise.

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Boa Vista Ultra Trail, Race Date: 2019-11-30, Distance: Ultra
Division Time Name Age Home
2nd Male 23:44:00 KADIJA RIGERS 28 ALB
3rd Male 25:30:00 BUZZOLAN CORRADO 55 ITA
4th Male 26:24:00 MODONESI ERMANNO 39 ITA
Female 31:08:00 GERACI MATTEA 61 ITA
2nd Female 31:08:00 BILLI FRANCESCA 44 ITA
Division Time Name Age Home
M 50-59 25:30:00 BUZZOLAN CORRADO 55 ITA
F 40-49 31:08:00 BILLI FRANCESCA 44 ITA
F 60-69 31:08:00 GERACI MATTEA 61 ITA
Boa Vista Ultra Trail

Boa Vista is one of the last-surviving unspoilt paradises, its great swathes of land dominated by ocean and desert. The impact is breathtakingly beautiful as nature reigns supreme on this tiny island off the Senegalese coast.

Boa Vista is one of the 10 islands making up the Cape Verde archipelago which floats in the vastness of the ocean, and is renowned for its arid landscape and incessant Atlantic winds which create absolutely unique conditions.

The island covers an area of 620 square kilometers and is the third largest in the archipelago.

Boa Vista has two desert areas: the sandy Deserto de Viana with its classic dunes and the Deserto de Santo Tirso which is rocky and home to the island’s salt pans.

The highest point on the island is Monte Estância and the main river is the Ribeira de Rabil, which floods to dramatic effect during the rainy season.

Despite its small size, Boa Vista has a very varied landscape that leaves visitors absolutely enchanted as they fall under the spell of an island where desert and ocean meet in a timeless embrace.

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