Transvulcania Terrex 2024 – Ultramarathon La Palma


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

The French Trail 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 who 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 to be 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 of 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.

Moreover, Baronian is the current French Short Trail Champion, which demonstrates 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 La Palma island.

The duel will undoubtedly be between the Frenchman and the already confirmed contenders Dakota Jones, Germain Grangier and Jonathan Albon, as well as others who will be announced as the eagerly awaited date for trail lovers approaches on the 11th of May.

The president of the Cabildo de La Palma, Sergio Rodríguez, emphasises that the race will once again attract world-class athletes, who will have the opportunity to enjoy their sport in La Palma like in few other places in the world, surrounded by the hospitality and encouragement of the island’s fans.

The number of registered participants in the event continues at a good pace, in fact, in some of its modalities are already on the way to being sold out, as the Ultramarathon, the Marathon and the Half Marathon are already at around 91% on average, and some of them are about to be completed, and the Vertical Kilometre, the shortest modality, at 37%.