Aritz Egea

Trail runner, Lecturer and Researcher, Electrical Engineering Ph.D.
Date of birth
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About Aritz Egea

1. Beyond trail runner, who AritzEgea is?

Aritz Egea, born in Spain, is a long-distance runner specializing in skyrunning. He is the winner of Skyrunning European Championship, 2017, Men's SkyRace.

Apart from the remarkable achievements in trail runs, Aritz Egea also has impressive success in the academy. In 2012, he received his Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering.

Now, he is a lecturer and researcher at the Faculty of Engineering, Mondragon University. His current research interests include electrical machine design and control and electromagnetic actuators.


2. How did Aritz Egea get into trail running?

Starting his sporting career with road cycling and triathlon, Aritz set himself the goal of taking part in the Hawaii Ironman. In 2010, he took part in Ironman Regensburg, where he finished 29th, and then finally realized his dream by taking part in Ironman Hawaii, where he finished 111th.

Once he had achieved his Hawaii Dream, he decided to find a new sporting goal.

In 2012, he took part in Zegama-Aizkorri for the first time. He was soon magnetized by the high technique of Skyrace and decided to pursue his career in this sport. After shining in some races, big or small, he quickly spotted his talent for trail running.

3. Why did AritzEgea convert Ironman to trail running?

In an interview, he said,

This is a question that everybody asks me.
Hawaii was the main goal of my triathlete career, so once I reached it, I couldn’t find a motivational target. The feelings I had at the finish line in Hawaii were magnificent and unrepeatable. So after Hawaii, I started a new triathlon season but after winning some races and some other good performances, I decided to quit.

It took me only one week to focus on my next goal: Zegama-Aizkorri , which is the main reason for me being a trail runner now. I am in debt to this race and Ainhoa Txurruka (Director of Zegama-Aizkorri Race) for allowing me to discover this unique sport.

I´m enjoying it as never, I love this drug!



  • 2023 1st at Epic Camí de Cavalls 360º - Experience 360º, 90 km / 1350 m+
  • 2023 4th at LA SKYRHUNE - LA SKYRHUNE, 20 km / 1630 m+
  • 2023 3rd at Val d’Aran by UTMB® - PDA, 53 km / 3100 m+
  • 2023 12th at UTMB® - CCC®, 100 km / 6030 m
  • 2022 3rd at La Skyrhune - LA SKYRHUNE, 20 km / 1630 m+
  • 2022 9th at UTMB® - CCC®, 99 km / 6030 m+
  • 2022 1st at Ehunmilak Ultra-Trail® - G2haundiak Goierri Trail, 91 km / 4910 m+
  • 2022 1st at DOMUSA TEKNIK 40 MLK - DOMUSA TEKNIK 40 MLK, 65 km / 3700 m+
  • 2022 2nd at Transgrancanaria – Advanced, 61 km / 2520 m+
  • 2021 10th at Salomon Ultra Pirineu - Salomon Ultra Pirineu 100k, 99 km / 6590 m+
  • 2021 1st at Val d’Aran by UTMB® - CDH, 104 km / 6600 m+