One of the most unique races in the world took place on Saturday, the 18th and Sunday, 19th of January 2020…. the Ultra-Trail of Angkor in Siem Reap, Cambodia! More than 1,200 participants took part in one of its six events set out in the heart of the Angkor remains. Co-organized by SDPO and Phoenix Voyages Group, this 5th edition was once again a great success offering the trailers and walkers from 44 countries, excitements and wonderful memories between jungle, temple, rice fields and sporting challenge!
See you on the 16th and 17thof January 2021 for the 6th Edition of UTA 2021 with more new features.
A trail among the big ones
After only 5 years of existence, the Ultra-Trail of Angkor is now one of the most amazing races in Asia. Co-organized by SDPO and Phoenix Voyages, the Ultra-Trail of Angkor is one of the major trails and is, therefore, one of the events that allow to credit its points to the ITRA and UTMB rankings.
On the podiums are the famous faces and fans of this UTA. Antoine Guillon, the winner of the Ultra-Trail World Tour 2015, exceeded his own record on the 128 km. Victory in 12:12' ahead of his friend Christophe Le Saux, the “Godfather” of the event who slowed down due to gastric concerns. On the women's side, Véronique Messina, a French expatriate in Cambodia, took the trophy once again in 17:30’. On the 64 km, Yohan Dercourt, from “Trace de Trail”, rushed to finish the race in 5:18’. Le Tan Hi, a Vietnamese runner beat the marathon trail with a time of 3:05’. The professional runners will have to agree that it will be tough to break his record in the next events, considering the difficulty of the circuit. On the 32 km, Laurie Phaï clocked in a new women's record of 2:42'. After her father fled the Khmer Rouge regime, Laurie Phai discovered Cambodia for the first time when she participated in this event in 2017 and for the past 4 years, this French-Cambodian athlete comes here to live her "dream" for an "extraordinary, energizing, powerful” experience.
A 100 km for 2021 – 16 & 17 January
Don't miss the next edition which will take place on the 16th and 17th of January 2021. An opportunity not to be missed to enjoy a breathtaking experience!
The first significant new feature for the 6th edition … the UTA 128 km will be replaced by an Ultra Trail of 100 km.
The second…. in order to allow our Cambodian friends to get used to running in nature, an 8 km trail will also be added to the program. And who better than Laurie Phaï to become the “Godmother” of this new event.
UTA IN A FEW FIGURES:
128 km marked out
3 NGOs assisted
50 staffs (SDPO, Phoenix Voyages and Khmer)
50 village volunteers at the refueling stations
8 masseurs supervised by a professional (physiotherapist - osteo)
30 motorcycles & 6 quads
10 tuk tuk
6 partner hotels
2 tons of fresh and dried fruit
900 Cambodian soups
250 kg of ice