Victoria ultramarathon racer Matt Cecill will compete in the 2015 IAU Trail World Championships

Victoria ultramarathon racer Matt Cecill will compete in the 2015 IAU Trail World Championships

Victoria ultramarathoner faces international challenge

Matt Cecill will represent Canada at the IAU Trail World Championships

Victoria ultramarathon racer Matt Cecill will compete in the 2015 IAU Trail World Championships, to be held in Lac D’Annecy, France tomorrow (May 30).

Cecill will represent Canada in the international event.

Cecill is avid ultra trail runner but also is comfortable on road.

Last month Cecill won the Yakima Skyline 25K, and in 2014 he won the Deception Pass 50K and the Fat Dog 120 mile race.

“My goal for the championships is to represent my country well, and have a great experience in my first taste of international competition. I will push to my limits, and beyond. The course looks to be beautiful and rugged.”

The race is 85 kilometres with 5,300 metres of vertical terrain that circumnavigates Lake Annecy via five surrounding summits.