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Canary runner to be island ambassador 

One of the Canary Islands’ greatest runners, Cristofer Clemente is to be ambassador for the 2016 La Palma Transvulcania.

He is to represent the event in which he has participated five times already, taking part first in the half marathon in 2011 when he gained third place and for the next four years in the ultra marathon. He holds the unique honour of being the only Canarian to finish twice in the top ten.

Cristofer will be aiming for a podium finish in 2016 and organisers say it is a great honour to have him flying the flag for the island.

Meantime, the event has been voted best ultra trail of the year by users of the website carreraspormontana.com.

Places for the eighth edition of the Transvulcania are already filling up, even though sections have been expanded to cater for increased interest.