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Roes, whose last running race (thus excluding the 350-mile Iditarod in March) was at TNF 50 in December, says he is focusing on Hardrock in July and is approaching this weekend’s race primarily as a “training race.”
“I’d feel a lot more confident if I had two or three more weeks of solid training behind me, but I’ll make the best of what I have,” Roes wrote on his blog Tuesday. “It’s certainly going to take one of the best races of my life to be anywhere near the front of the pack in this one.”
Jornet will also have to contend with a host of fellow Europeans. Iker Karrera of Spain and Sebastien Chaigneau of France finished second and third respectively behind Jornet at UTMB last year, and will be on the starting line in La Palma Saturday.