Hernan Henostroza Gamarra wins the 50K Petzl Trail Plus in Ecuador

A few days after winning the Huaytapallana Challenge in Huancayo, one of the hardest races in Peru, Hernan Henostroza Gamarra from Huaraz once again managed to get to the finish line first. Last weekend, Hernan won the Petzl Trail Plus race in the city of Baños- Ecuador, one of the hardest mountain trails of Ecuador counting with an accumulated unevenness of 9,000 metres.

Winning was far from easy as the trail concerned a night run and it rained almost all night. Hernan informed us that it was a technical race and that there were a lot of strong and experienced international athletes; however, he managed to win the second edition of the Petzl Trail Plus in Ecuador. At the moment, Herman Henostroza is on his way back to Lima. The Huaraz-born trail runner confirmed The Huaraz Telegraph that he completed his victory in a new record time of 6:57 hours; beforehand the organisers estimated that it would take the competitors at least eight hours to complete the trail. The heavy rain made many runners to abandon the race, however Hernan did not and this makes his victory even more special.

¨Nanchito¨ confirmed that running is his passion and that he is training mainly in the Huaraz area such as in the Huascaran National Park. He hoped that his victory will result in something positive as Hernan counts with very little help to practice his sport. His prime motivation is created by his family, although business like Salomon, Bus company Civa and PETZL are able to help him out with travel expenses and materials such as running shoes and cloths.

One Response to “Hernan Henostroza Gamarra wins the 50K Petzl Trail Plus in Ecuador” Subscribe

  1. Martín Alvarado Dulanto May 16, 2017 at 09:48 #

    Buenazo Hernán!
    Congrats!
    See you around the Callejón de Huaylas!

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