Andrea  HUSER
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Andrea HUSER
Ultra-Trail - 46 years

Andrea Huser

From MTB, to triathlon to ultra-trail

Clearly the length of her events in mountain biking (2002 marathon MTB European champion) and triathlon (Xterra / Inferno Triathlon) weren't enough for her. Andrea Huser has been running ultra-marathons since 2013 and loves every minute of it.

Her ultra-trail performance has been impressive:

  • double winner of the Eiger Ultra-Trail (2016 / 2017)
  • winner of the Grand Raid de la Réunion (2016)
  • winner of the Madeira Island Ultra-Trail (2017), winner of the Lavaredo Ultra Trail (2017)
  • two-time runner-up at the UTMB® (2016 / 2017)

And this last race is her next dream. With a time gap of 155 seconds from the winner of the 2017 UTMB®, Andrea missed out by a hair's breadth.  Her potential is there for all to see and it's just a question of time.


I'll never be a pro!

Andrea could have signed a professional contract and made a living from her sport on many occasions. But she's not interested; she doesn't want the pressure and the constraints this would impose. For her, the beauty of ultra-trailing is in its simplicity. "I put my shoes on and I run, I run to the next mountain and then the next one... and if I get fed up, I turn around. Being outside, you can enjoy the beauty of nature, you're free."

Andrea Huser's sunglasses

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