Christian Mathys and Denisa Dragomir Reign Supreme at the Merrell Skyrace Comapedrosa

The village of Arinsal and the Comapedrosa Valley Natural Park played host to the return of the Merrell Skyrace Comapedrosa by Grifone. The 24km Skyrace with 2,400 m+, was the fourth race of the 2021 Skyrunner World Series, bringing together around a thousand participants, leading them to the summit of the Pic de les Fonts and Comapedrosa, the highest peak in Andorra.

Again, it was Switzerland’s Christian Mathys who dominated the race. Standing out from as early as the Pla de l’Estany mountain shelter, at kilometre 14.5, he took control before reaching the finish line out on his own with a time of 2:52:40. He was followed by Romania’s Leonard Mitrica (2:57:54) and Italy’s Daniel Antonioli (03:01:51).

2021 champion Christian Mathys
© Jose Miguel Munoze

In the women’s category, the Skyrace Comapedrosa was a one-horse race for Denisa Dragomir. The Romanian runner dominated from start to finish, wrapping up the event with a time of 3:32:03. She was joined in Arinsal by France’s Iris Pessey (03:43:11) and Sweden’s Lina Elkott Helander (03:45:00).

This is Mathys’s third win of the season, and Dragomir’s second, putting them both in first place in the overall ranking. However, there are still 10 races left and many new faces hungry to challenge the current leaders.

The next race will be Tromsø Skyrace on the 7th of August in Norway. Stay tuned for more intense, technical skyrunning coming your way.


Skyrace Comapedrosa Results:

Top 5 women: 

  1. Denisa Dragomir (ROM) – Team Merrell – 3h 32‘ 03“
  2. Iris Pessey (FRA) – Team Scott Running – 3h 43‘ 11“
  3. Lina El Kott Helander (SWE) – Team Merrell – 3h 45‘ 00“
  4. Sanna Nora Rebecka (SWE) – Team Merrell – 3h 47‘ 16“
  5. Oihana Azkorbebeitia (ESP) – Team Merrell – 3h 49‘ 40“

 Top 5 men:

  1. Christian Mathys (SUI) – Team Swiss Athletics – 2h 52‘ 40“
  2. Leonard Mitrica (ROM) – 2h 57‘ 54“
  3. Daniel Antonioli (ITA) – Team Scarpa – 3h 01‘ 51“
  4. Jordi Alis Sanchez (ESP) – Team Salomon Spain – 3h 03‘ 16“
  5. Luca Del Pero (ITA) – Team Scarpa – 3h 03‘ 57“


Full list of results 

Overall Ranking Men

Overall Ranking Women


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