Emerson Trujillo Flores wins Stavanger´s Wings for Life World Run

A fter two consecutive wins, first in Peru 2015 and the next year in the Netherlands in 2016, Emerson Trujillo Flores has managed to add another impressive victory to his career as trail runner. Last Sunday Emerson ran 67.43 km (41.9 miles) in Stavanger and the event was organised for a fourth time to raise money and awareness for Wings for Life, a foundation with the single-minded mission of finding a cure for spinal cord injury. The Norwegian version of the event organised in the northern city of Stavanger was part of a bigger world run simultaneously held in different cities around the world such as Kolomna-Moscow (Rus), Poznan (Pol), Santa Clarita (USA), Melbourne (Aus), Guadalajara (Mex), Lima (Per) and Pretoria (Saf).

The overall ranking of all the 2017 events shows how impressive Emerson´s victory was as he was not only the winner in Stavanger, he was also the best athlete from South America. The trailrunner from Huántar, Huari confirmed earlier to The Huaraz Telegraph that he trained hard and hoped to get a good result. Emerson Trujillo ended up 21st in the overall ranking. But there was more Peruvian success to celebrate as Manuelito Figueroa from the department of Amazonas won Wings for Life run in Chile. Stalin Carrasco became ninth in the same event. In total there were eight Peruvians participating in the Red Bull´s Wings for Life World runs around the world. Aron Anderson from Sweden became the day´s best athlete by wining in Dubai and having run 92.14 km before he was caught by the Catcher Car.

Hopefully this win will give Emerson a couple of sponsorship possibilities as he admitted previously that he was struggling to find backing of his travel expenses. Local media applaud Emerson´s win as well, some state that after so many corruption scandals, there is finally something to celebrate in the Ancash region.

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