Mt Fuji Mt Race- Jono Wyatt comes out on top

Jono Wyatt was racing in Japan over the weekend, racing to the top of Mt Fuji. Below is a media release from the race-

The iconic mountain and symbol of Japan hosted the 65th consecutive year of
a unique Mountain Race to the top of its volcanic crater.

Salomon International team runner Jonathan Wyatt (NZ) raced against a
strong local and Asian regional field to win the event in the second fastest
ever time in unusual hot and humid conditions.

On finishing he commented “with the 3000m of uphill and only 6m of descent
it is a unique race. I have done some big uphill races in my time but here the
higher I ran the steeper and tougher the breathing was getting and it was one
of the toughest races I have ever done.”

“Running from the city to the sky it is an incredible journey through forest and
on to a volcanic landscape that feels like it goes on forever!”

The race starts from 770m and climbs to the summit of 3776m in 21km. The
winning time was 2hr 33min 59s. The field is limited to 3776 runners over two
race distances the 21 and 15km.

Race website:

Full results by race number:

All photos: Jonathan Wyatt


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