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Hoka One One athletes do well at 2016 Trail World Championships

HOKA One One athletes placed highly at the 2016 Trail World Championships IAU.
The event, which took place in Portugal’s picturesque Peneda-Gerês National Park, saw more than 40 nations and 300 athletes tackle 85km over a profile of 4,500m in this challenging race.
Of the 12 members of the French team, four wore HOKA and achieved commendable results.
They were Hoka one One contracted athletes Caroline Chaverot and Ludovic Pommeret, as well as Aurelien Collet and Nicolas Martin.
Chaverot won the female race to become the new world champion with a time of 9:39:40.
This came just months after her incredible fight to win the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc for the first time.
“Winning both UTMB and World Champs is like a dream,” said Caroline. “The HOKA Speed Instinct was the perfect choice for the race: they’re comfortable, light and smooth.”
Concluding the 2016 season perfectly, she won the women’s Ultra-Trail World Tour 2016, an international ranking based on points from the main ultra-trail races in the world.
Martin, who ran for Team Sigvaris, achieved second place in the male race with a time of 8:30:06. “What a wonderful day! It was almost perfect. I attacked from the beginning of the race in order to have no regrets, but Luis Alberto was the strongest this weekend,” Martin said. “Vice World Champion is amazing.”
HOKA is excited for Martin to be integrated into the official HOKA team in 2017.
Following a win at the 2016 Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc, Ludovic Pommeret finished 5th with a time of 08:44:15.
With France securing the top spot in team ranking for both men and women, Pommeret was delighted with the team effort and spirit, saying “from the beginning, it was always French at the front of the course.”
Of the first four placing French men, three were wearing HOKA shoes.
Collet finished in seventh place with a time of 8:55:57.
Finishing third in the Grand Raid de la Reunion 2014, Aurelien came to the 2016 Trail World Championships IAU as a serious outsider and responded well to the demands of the race.

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