COROS Athletes Tim Tollefson and Hillary Allen each earned a victory at La Sportiva Lavaredo Ultra Trail.
Tustin, CA, July 8, 2019– COROS Wearables Inc., makers of innovative GPS watches, is proud to announce that two of the brand’s athletes emerged on top of the podium at their respective races last weekend in Cortina D’Ampezzo, Italy. COROS Pro Athletes Tim Tollefson and Hillary Allen, each followed very different paths and ultimately chose different race distances but came away with similar results, each claiming 1st place at the La Sportiva Lavaredo Ultra Trail.
Coming off a series of injuries and set-backs, the 31-year-old Allen headed to the Dolomites looking to defend her title in the Cortina Trail 48km race. Her quest proved successful as she conquered the over 2,600 meters of elevation gain crossing the finish line more than 6 minutes ahead of the next fastest female in a time of 5 hours, 30 minutes and 50 seconds. Following the race, Allen posted to her Instagram @hillygoat_climbs “This race is always a special one and today was no exception. I’m thrilled to win but starting this race and crossing that finish line means so much more than a time or place.” Next up for Hillary is her longest race yet – TDS at UTMB in late August.
Meanwhile, 34-year-old Tollefson of Mammoth Lakes, CA took on the title race of the weekend, the Lavaredo Ultra Trail, which covers 120km with 5800 meters of elevation gain. Tim finished with a time of 12 hours, 18 minutes and 47 seconds – missing the course record by just a few minutes but finished more than 12 minutes ahead of the 2ndplace finisher. After the race, Tollefson recounted his effort on his Instagram @timtollefson, “LUT and the Italian Dolomites were once again a proper and stunningly beautiful challenge. I’m grateful to walk away unscathed, healthy, and ready for another summer of methodical and progressive prep back home in the Eastern Sierra.” Tim like Hillary will have his next race in Chamonix, as he takes on UTMB where he has previously finished 3rdin both 2017 and 2016.
As for their watches, Tim wore the APEX 46mm Premium Multisport Watch, while Hillary used the brand new VERTIX GPS Adventure Watch. These watches are available for $349.99 and $599.99 on www.coros.com
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