28 May '17, 5pm

Zaid Ait Malek Post-2017 Transvulcania Ultramarathon Interview

In the last part of the downhill, arriving to El Puerto de Tazacorte, I could hear the speaker say, “The Frenchman Nicolas has just arrived to the aid station, but we can see Zaid Ait Malek up there around three minutes back,” and I said to myself, “Well, here I go!” From there, I hammered that last part of the downhill, giving it all. When I got to the aid station the guys told me he was three minutes in front of me, but that I was looking better. Then, after that, at El Barranco de las Angustias, every time I saw a person they were telling me the gaps and every time was smaller. “Three minutes,” kept going, and then, “Two and a half minutes,” until the last uphill. I kept on running as fast as I could, and in the middle someone told me, “One minute!” So, I thought, Well, this looks good, maybe I can catch him. And at the end of that final uphill, I could see him right in...

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