May Newsletter

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Our Star Runners for 2014

On the occasion of the 4th edition of the Dodo Trail, we are pleased to announce that the World Champion of Trail 2013: Ricky Lightfoot, a young English runner who has made his place in the international world of trail will be part of our great adventure this year. It will be a real challenge for our best runners! You can also expect a fight among women, since the South African champion: Landie Greyling will also participate to the Dodo Trail.

Ricky Lightfoot born on 31/3/1985

His most recent achievements:

  • World Team Champions at the International Orobie Sky Raid 2010, Italy with the Salomon Trail Team UK
  • Winner of the Salomon 10k Trail Keswick 2010
  • Winner if the Half Trail du Ventoux, France, 2010
  • 10th in the International Kinabalu Climbathon 2009, Malaysia
  • 3rd Bronze Medal in the World Sky Runner Series 2009
  • 3rd Bronze Medal in the World Long Distance Mountain Running
  • Silver Medal with the English Mountain Running Team in the Tour De Tirol Kaiser Marathon Challenge 2009

Landie Greyling born on 11/1/1984

Landie Greyling started running in 2008 and has already reached a new record at the Two Oceans Trail Run – Cape Argus on 19 April 2014 where she gets her third consecutive victory and beat the record of women with more than 5 minutes.

Moreover, she recently participated in the Long-Distance Trail Running Championships in North Wales and has finished in the top 10, while producing the best result for South Africa at the event.

Let’s be Crazy!

We are proud to announce that the Xtreme Dodo Trail, our 50km race, is now a qualifying race for the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc (UTMB) and La Diagonale des Fous! This race, a crazy, highly challenging race of approx. 162km, is one of the 3 races of Le Grand Raid Reunion, and will be held on 23rd to 26th October 2014 for its 22nd edition.

The UTMB is a single-stage mountain ultra-marathon. It takes place once a year in the Alps, across France, Italy and Switzerland and is widely regarded as one of the most difficult foot races in Europe.

Four Exceptional tracks to push your limits

The Dodo Trail is an international sporting event which attracts experienced and new runners from all over the world, it comprises of its 3 usual tracks: Xtreme Dodo Trail (50km), Ti Dodo Trail (25km) and the Mini Dodo Trail (10km). However, a new track has been introduced this year namely: Dodo Fun Run (5km) adapted to families and beginners allowing everyone to have a go at this great event.

Here is a unique chance to explore Mauritius. All trails except the new track (the Dodo Fun Run) go up the Tourelle de Tamarin and offer to all trailers the privilege of admiring stunning views that they would not come across in other way! The Dodo Trail is a real human adventure, whether you plan to go alone, with friends or family, this will be an intense sharing experience.

Our Sponsors

As the Dodo Trail success is attributed to the help received from our sponsors, we are pleased to introduce them to you.

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Bronze Sponsors

Other Sponsors

More to come on our sponsors soon.

Thank you for your loyal support.