Dawa Sherpa joins Matterhorn Ultraks
Dawa Sherpa, living legend of the trail world, winner of the very first UTMB, joins Laetitia Roux and Martin Anthamatten as Ambassador of the Trail event of the Matterhorn Ultraks.
For Dawa, the sport of Trail is about nature and encounters, two key elements he recognises in Matterhorn Ultraks.
« After spending significant time with the organisers » says Dawa Sherpa, « I was seduced by the concept of the event. If I doubt I’ll enter the SkiTouring race, I will definitely be in Zermatt for the Trail, as, after having ran all over the world, I very much want to discover the mythic area surrounding the Matterhorn. I also find the course attractive, very varied and with a lot of single track. Thanks to the three courses of different lengths, the race is open to the largest number of competitors and to the families, which is important to me.”
And Laetitia Roux to add:“Am delighted to learn that Dawa joins the Matterhorn Ultraks’ group. Dawa is synonymous with generosity and sharing. Everyone who’ll be in Zermatt, runners and spectators, will benefit of his presence… me to start with!”
During the months preceding the event, Dawa Sherpa will share its wealth of experience and provide advices on www.ultraks.comto help future competitors to hit the starting line on August 24, 2013 in the best possible shape.
Born November 3, 1969
Place of Birth: Taksindu Solukumbu, Nepal
Residence: Geneva, Switzerland
Professional status: building worker
Marital status: married
Here is only a sample of the numerous successes enjoyed by Dawa in Trail running :
2003 Ultra Trail du Mont-Blanc
2005 Les Templiers
2007 La 6000 D
2008 Ultra Trail du Mont-Blanc (2nd place)
2010 Diagonale des Fous – La Réunion (5th place)
2012 TDS (Traces des Ducs de Savoie)
- Lived 7 years in a monastery
- Hold a brown belt in Karate
- Represented Nepal in cross country skiing at the 2006 Torino and 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games.
To learn more on Dawa, visit his website here.