Spain’s Paul Capell, UTMB champion and 2019 Ultra Trail World Tour Winner, is an ambassador for Spartan Trail. Photo: Jordi Saragossa Spain’s Paul Capell, UTMB champion and 2019 Ultra Trail World Tour Winner, is an ambassador for Spartan Trail. Photo: Jordi Saragossa
Spain’s Paul Capell, UTMB champion and 2019 Ultra Trail World Tour Winner, is an ambassador for Spartan Trail. Photo: Jordi Saragossa
Mark Agnew
Opinion

Opinion

View From The Edge by Mark Agnew

Spartan Trail World Championship snubs the UTMB and UTWT – both can no longer hide behind the sport’s ‘amateur values’

  • Spartan Trail World Championship’s challenge to the status quo will snowball ultra runners away from amateurism

Spain’s Paul Capell, UTMB champion and 2019 Ultra Trail World Tour Winner, is an ambassador for Spartan Trail. Photo: Jordi Saragossa Spain’s Paul Capell, UTMB champion and 2019 Ultra Trail World Tour Winner, is an ambassador for Spartan Trail. Photo: Jordi Saragossa
Spain’s Paul Capell, UTMB champion and 2019 Ultra Trail World Tour Winner, is an ambassador for Spartan Trail. Photo: Jordi Saragossa
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Mark Agnew

Mark Agnew

Mark Agnew joined the Post in 2017 to capture the booming extreme sports scene in Hong Kong. He has been involved in outdoor and extreme sports his whole life. Since living in Hong Kong, his interest has expanded to endurance sports, including ultra-running and long distances ocean rowing.