Introducing Francesca Canepa

Francesca is an Italian psychology doctor turned former professional snowboarder who then became a trail runner in 2010.

Since then Francesca's running career has gone from strength to strength, notably in 2012 finishing 1st female in the Tor des Géants, the gruelling 330 km across the mountain Aosta valley in Italy, which must be completed in less than 150 hours.

"My soul is completely devoted to nature and animals. I respect and admire every form of life and one of my goals is to find a way to be able to help out planet" - Francesca



Recent Highlights

2019
1st - Jahorina Ultra-Trail 101km
1st -UTTJ Integrale 2 tappe 116km
1st - Vipava Valley Ultra-Trail 160km
1st - MaxiRace JiangShan 105km
1st - Oman By UTMB 137km
1st - EcoMaratona Val d'Arda 42km
2nd - Ultra Jiangle100 100km
2nd - Tignes Trail 12km
2nd - Vipava Valley Ultra-Trail
3rd - TignesVertikal
3rd - Trail PsB

2018
1st - Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc Champion
2nd - Ultra-Trail World Tour
"Athlete of the Year" as Italian Runner
2017
3rd - World Series ISF ULTRA
1st - Devils Ridge Ultra, Gobi Desert 60km

2016 1st - 100 Miles of Istiria
1st - Mozart 100

2015
1st - 100 Miles of Istiria
1st - Cappadocia Ultra Trail
3rd - Eiger Ultra-Trail 100km

2014
1st - Eiger Ultra-Trail 100km
1st - Hong Kong 100
2nd - Laveredo Ultra Trail
2nd - Transgrancanaria

2013
1st - Tor des Géants
1st - Eiger Ultra-Trail 100km
1st - Ronda dels Cims
Skyrunner World Series

2012
1st - Tor des Géants
1st - Lavaredo Ultra-Trail
2nd - Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc

"Type 2 fun is an experience that’s anything but enjoyable whilst you’re actively doing it. It’s the type of activity you curse while you endure it, probably saying you’ll never do it again, yet weirdly can’t wait to repeat it the moment you’ve finished" - Francesca

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