New Entry 2016

Nationality: Lithuanian
Date of birth: 1979
Lives in: Ukmerge, Lithuania

His reputation precedes him: Gediminas Grinius, Lithuanian trail running superstar, joined the Trailrunning Team Vibram in January 2016. “Gedi” was immediately adopted by his mates with whom he is writting some of the nicest pages of the Team. His “warrior look” hides a great character made of kindness, a bit of shyness and an omnipresent humour. Gediminas was the most regular runner during 2016, with a 3rd place in Vibram HK100 followed by an endless serie of 2nd places: Transgrancanaria, Lavaredo, and UTMB. This last race was a super fight till the end, a suspense lasted 169km, leading Gediminas to the Ultra Trail World Tour 2016 champion title. In 2017 he will share his experience with runners -beginners or experts- organizing training camps though his “Trail Running Factory”. He will go on exploring the world runnign with his Vibram soles the Tarawera Ultramarathon, Madeira Island Ultra Trail, Lavaredo Ultra Trail, Cappadoccia Ultra Trail and, last but not least, the UTMB®.

Palmarès
2015 Transgrancanaria UTWT (125km, +8000m): WINNER
2015 Western States USA UTWT (100 miles): 4th
2015 Ultra Trail Mont Fuji UTWT (160km, +8000m): WINNER
2015 OVERALL RANKING Ultra Trail World Tour 2015: 2nd
2016 Vibram Hong Kong 100 (100km, +4500m): 3rd
2016 Transgrancanaria UTWT (125km, +8000m): 2nd
2016 Lavaredo Ultra Trail (119km, +5800m): 2nd
2016 Gran Trail Orobie (70km, +4200m): winner
2016 UTMB (169km, +9600m): 2nd
2016 Ultra Trail World Tour 2016: winner

2017 agenda
TARAWERA ULTRAMARATHON*
ANTELOPE ISLAND BUFFALO RUN 50 MILES
MADEIRA ISLAND ULTRA TRAIL (MIUT)*
MAXI-RACE ANNECY
LAVAREDO ULTRA TRAIL*
GLOSSGLOCKNER ULTRA TRAIL
SWISSALPINE
UTMB*
CAPPADOCIA ULTRA TRAIL*
*Races of the Ultra Trail World Tour