Local Athlete wins International Mountain Running Race

Nicki Haugan of Fort St. John has just won the Gore-Tex Transalpine Run.

The run is held over 8 days and goes from Germany to the final destination of Italy. In total the entire event is 300km in length and has a total of over 14,200 meters of climbing.

Team Canada that feature Nicki Haugan also included her teammate of Tracy Garneau. The two women finished the race with a total time of 37 hours and 12 minutes. The next closest team was 30 minutes behind the pair.

Team Canada was participating in their first mountain trail running race and claimed the number one spot in a number of the 8 stages.

For more on the pair visit www.2girlsracing.com

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