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    Ambassador races to second-place at Dragonsback, the world's toughest mountain race

    on September 20, 2023

    CurraNZ athletes were prominent at famous Dragonsback race in Wales last month, where CurraNZ athlete Alyssa Clark took second place in the six-day event, with fellow ambassador Lowrie Morgan presenting the race coverage on TV.

    Considered the world's toughest mountain race, Dragonsback covers 380km through the Welsh Mountains and attracted an international field of 300 runners who faced attritional heat in this year's race.

    The winner of Moab240 last year, our accomplished long-distance American runner Alyssa was considered one of the leading contenders to lift the winner's trophy this year, having tried but failed to finish four years ago.

    The world record-holder for the most number of marathons run on consecutive days - 95 marathons in 95 days - the San Diego athlete was primed on CurraNZ and ready to take on the 'Dragon'. 


    Alyssa moved into third place on day three, in one of the strongest women's fields in the race's history.

    On day five she was going strong and planned to step up her race for the final day, with the continuing heat wave taking its toll on contestants.

    She moved into second place in the women's field on day six, hitting the finish line in seventh overall from 87 runners in a mammoth time of 59:15:03.

    It was an emotional finish for Alyssa, who says: “I’ve been thinking about this race for four years and it is very, very hard.

    "I don’t know I fully believed I could do it until a mile before the end.”

    It was a fantastic result for Alyssa who recently became a CurraNZ ambassador and we're honoured to have her on our team.