Wild leads Skyrunner World Series

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Lochaber athlete Finlay Wild continues to make his mark on the global stage as he now leads the Skyrunner World Series after a strong performance at Skyrace Comapedros in Andorra.

The eight-time Ben Nevis Race champion finished fourth in the race on Friday July 29 which means he now sits at the top of the Sky Classic rankings.

Wild put in a strong showing on the course, completing the 21km long course in 2:41:34 – just eight minutes off the leader.

The length of the course was 21km, with a 2,280m vertical climb. The average incline was 11 per cent, reaching the summit of the Comapedrosa at 2,942m, the highest point in Andorra.

Wild competes in the Sky Classic discipline of the series, which sees runners compete in 10 races across eight countries.

The next race in the series takes place near the Matterhorn in Switzerland, where Wild will be hoping to continue his good form.

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Finlay Wild after his fourth-place finish at the recent Skyrace Comapedrosa. NO F32 Finlay Wild.