Nationality: Spanish (Basque)
Date of birth: 1974
Lives in: Vitoria Gasteiz, Basque Country, Spain
Profession: engineer

Since he arrived third at the UTMB 2013, everybody keeps an eye on him. Deeply in love with the mountains, he lives in the Basque country near the Pyrenees, where he escapes at the first opportunity. Winner of many ultra trails, after an injury forced him to skip the 2015 season, Javier came back stronger than ever in 2016, hiting again UTMB with a memorable 5th place and a 3rd place in Lavaredo and Diagonale des Fous. With such a serie of results, Javi was assigned the second place overall in the Ultra Trail Trail World Tour ranking, just behind team mate Gediminas.

Javi’s contributions to the Trailrunning Team Vibram are his experience as well as his philosophy. Like other team-mates, Javier is member of the SkiAlp Team Vibram too. In 2017, Javier will take part in Vibram HK100 (China), Madeira Island Ultra Trail (MIUT), and last but not least, in Tor des Geants, the legendary endurance race in Aosta Valley (Italy).

Palmarès:
2015 Vibram® Maremontana (49km, +3000m): 2nd
2015 Traversera de Picos de Europa (74km, +6500m): 2nd
2016 Transgrancanaria (125km, +7500m): 9th
2016 Lavaredo Ultra Trail (119km, +5800m): 3rd
2016 Ehun Milak (160km, +11000m): winner
2016 Epic Trail/Skyrunning World Championships (105km, +8000m): 3rd
2016 UTMB (170km, +10000m): 5th
2016 Vitoria Gaesteiz Trail (42km, +2280m): winner
2016 Diagonale des Fous (170km, +10000m): 3rd
2016 Ultra Trail World Tour ranking: 2nd

2017 agenda
VIBRAM HK100*
MADEIRA ISLAND ULTRA TRAIL (MIUT)*
ZEGAMA
TRAVERSA PICOS D’EUROPA
EHUN MILAK
UTMB*
TOR DES GEANTS
*Races of the Ultra Trail World Tour