One of the most unique races in the world took place on Saturday 4th and Sunday, 5th of
February 2023…. the Ultra-Trail of Angkor in Siem Reap, Cambodia! After 2 years of
interruption following the Covid, more than 1,000 participants took part in one of its six
events set out in the heart of the Angkor remains. Organized by French Team SDPO and
by Phoenix Voyages Group technical support, this 6th edition was once again a great
success offering the trailers and walkers from 39 countries, excitements and wonderful
memories between jungle, temple, rice fields and sporting challenge!
The UTA is the only race authorized to run through this cultural jewel and it is the only
ultra trail in Cambodia approved by the Ministry of Tourism and the Cambodian National
Olympic Committee. Once again this year, more runners ran all the way through, inspired by the
thrilling and fulfilling experience, as well as the magnificent scene.
A trail among the big ones
After only 6 years of existence, the Ultra-Trail of Angkor is now one of the most amazing races
in Asia. Organized by Jean Claude LE CORNEC and his team SDPO with Phoenix Voyages for
technical support, the Ultra-Trail of Angkor is one of the major trails.
On the podiums are the famous faces and fans of this UTA. Véronique Messina, a French
expariate in Cambodia, is a scratch winner oh UTA 100 (new distance) in 12h 29’ 07”. This
athlete has won since the first edition all the UTA128 in her category. Jean Luc Puong who is
in the Cambodia team for the World Championship of trail is second. On the 64 km, Benoit
Mary, PDG of Meltonic wins the race in 7h11, Satomi Huchino, Japanese runner, finishes
5ème and is first woman in 7h34. Salvador Calvo Redondo, a Spanish runner win the
marathon trail with a time of 3h36’26”. Ling Lee Yin (Hong Kong) is the first woman and 5eme
in general on the same race. On the 32 km, Charley Bacry (France) blasted the peloton in a
record of 2h16, the first woman Kia Holm Reimer (Denmark) runs in 2h 57’26”.
RESULTS OF ULTRA TRAIL D’ANGKOR 2023
Résults of l’UTA 100 km
1F. MESSINA Véronique 12h 29’ 07
1H. PUONG Jean Luc 12h 30’ 48
Résults of Bayon Trail 64 km
1H. MARY Benoit 7h 11’54
1F. UCHINO Satomi 7h 34’ 54
Résults of Marathon Trail 42 km
1H. LE TAN Hi 3h 05’ 20’
1F. LY Nary 4h 06’ 23
Résults of Jungle Trail 32 km
1H. BACRY Charley 2h 16’ 27
1F. HOLM REIMER Kia 2h 57’ 26
Résults of Temple Run 18 km
1H. SCHILPP Alexander 1h24’ 12
1F. MCPARLIN Zoe 1h 30’02
Résults of Elephant Trail 8 km (new race)
1H. HEDRICK Farrell 34’ 05
1F. GUERIN CALMETTES Tilia 44’ 00
Jean Claude Le Cornec, President of SDPO, founder and organizer of the race.
“Phoenix Voyages Group has been co-organizing the race since its very first event. Combined
with sporting experience of SDPO, the competence of our tour specialist in Asia, allowed the
many runners to take on a superb sporting challenge while experiencing an unforgettable stay
in Cambodia and/or neighboring countries.
With the largest delegation of runners on the mythical event and with Paris Olympic Games in
perspective in 2024, France remains more than ever committed to the celebration of sport. We
are already in the starting phase for the 7th edition.
Don’t miss the next edition of ULTRA TRAIL 27 & 28 January 2024