Headliners 2020

Elizabeth Canty Will participate in UTHC 125 Race details
  • ITRA : 716
  • Sex : Woman
  • Country : United-States
Liz Canty started running in 2015 after dedicating several years to rugby as a player and coach. Finding the long distance and easy paces of trail running more desirable than marathon training, she started competing in ultra marathons after moving to Alabama, USA from Massachusetts.
 
She finds the more grueling, hilly and complex the race – the more fun she has. Competing at the Barkley Marathons, Georgia Death Race, Western States and the Bear 100 miler have been the highlight of her running adventures so far – not to be outshined by long adventures with her trail-running husband and poodle. 
 
Liz is a Suunto-sponsored athlete, and currently is working on several NASA projects as a systems engineer in Huntsville, AL. 
 
Photo : Gary Wang (Western States 2019)
 
Details
  • 2019 Big’s Backyard Ultra – Last Man Standing – 4th Female (116 miles)
  • 2019 Barkley Fall Classic – 1st Female
  • 2019 Western States 100 – 13th Female
  • 2019 Georgia Death Race – 2nd Female, WS Golden Ticket
Mylène Sansoucy Will participate in UTHC 125 Race details
  • ITRA : 617
  • Sex : Woman
  • Country : Canada
Mylène Sansoucy started running as a child and hasn’t stopped! Mylène ran her first marathon at 20 years old and has completed more than 20 since then.
 
She took up trail running about ten years ago, when the sport was just getting started in Quebec. She ventured into the longer distances in 2017, racking up great performances one after the other.
 
In fact, she’s held the women’s record for the Ultra-Trail Harricana 80k since 2018.
 
An engineer by trade and mother of four-year-old twins, this Quebec City resident is an excellent example of balancing work, family and sports. She’s hoping to push her limits even farther in 2020.
Details
  • 2019 Utmb® : 17th
  • 2019 Trail du Grand-Duc 66 km : 1st
  • 2018 Ultra-Trail® Harricana of Canada 2018 80 km : 1st
  • 2018 Québec Mega Trail 70 km : 2nd
Alexandre Sauvageau Will participate in UTHC 65 Race details
  • ITRA : 771
  • Sex : Man
  • Country : Canada

Alexandre is only in his third trail-running season, but his results are already signalling his potential. An engineer heading up a project in a hospital, Alexandre is a big proponent of cross-training and spends most of his free time training on the track, running the trails, biking or swimming. Eating vegan for the past eight years, he’s also passionate about nutrition to adopt healthy eating habits and find ways to optimize his sports performances.  

Now a tried-and-true trail lover, Alexandre is fascinated by how resilient our bodies are and how they are capable of so much more than we could imagine. He’s hoping to encourage his social circle to move more and to catch the trail-running bug. 

Details
  • 2018 Bromont Ultra 80 km : 2nd
  • 2019 du TNF Endurance Challenge New York 80 km : 2nd
  • 2019 Trail de la Clinique du Coureur 50 km : 3rd
  • 2019 Quebec Mega Trail 110 km : 4th
  • 2019 Bromont Ultra 80 km : 1st
Guillaume Barry Will participate in UTHC 125 Race details
  • ITRA : 790
  • Sex : Man
  • Country : Canada

Hailing from the Pyrenees in France, Guillaume has always preferred the mountains over the ocean. He’s loved cross-country skiing since he was a child, and running became his favourite sport when he was in university. He started running marathons before switching to trail running about three years ago.

Guillaume enjoys the overarching mental aspect of the sport and that women can compete equally with men. He sees running as a combination of useful, exhausting, minimalist, effective and renewing.

After an exceptional season in 2019, he is excited to see how his 2020 race might be different and will maybe even beat his time!

Details
  • 2019 – Ultra-Trail® Harricana du Canada 125 km : 1st
  • 2019 – Québec Mega Trail 80 km : 1st
  • 2019 – Trail Du Coureur Des Bois 2019  34 km : 1st
  • 2018 – Québec Mega Trail 50 km : 3rd
Zac Marion Will participate in UTHC 125 Race details
  • ITRA : 716
  • Sex : Man
  • Country : United-States

Zac has been a competitive trail and ultra marathon runner for 8 years. Coming from an obese non-athlete background, he has made himself known in the community as an advocate for healthy lifestyles that include both fitness and nutrition. Zac is also a professional coach and trainer for iFIT videos as well as a physical therapist. 

Details
  • TranSelkirks Run 6-Day 2019 : 2nd
  • TransAlpine Run 7-Day 2018 : 1st
  • TransRockies Run 3-Day 2018 : 2nd 
  • Tushars Mountain Marathon 2018 : 1st
  • Bryce Canyon 50 2018 : 1st (course record) 
  • Pony Express 50 2016 : 1st (course record & USATF-UT Championship)