Miya hails from a road running background with an impressive 2:16:41 personal-best marathon time. His road running times remain quick. In 2013 he ran a 1:09 half marathon.
“In 2009 I decided to try trail running as I enjoyed doing tough things. Surviving tough battles makes me proud!” he says. And survived he has.
” Absolutely, this will be the toughest section of the course but I believe I’m naturally strong to survive it,” he says.
“My road speed and racing experience will definitely help me to deal with the pressure and competition but I will still need huge strength, power and a good race plan. My aim for the race is to be safe and enjoy the run. To finish in the Top 15 or Top 10 will be a bonus!”
“We are so excited for Lucky,” says K-Way brand manager Nick Bennett. “We’ve kept an eye on him for a while and were delighted to have him join our K-Way athlete family earlier this year. Lucky is a talented runner and his transition from road to competitive distance trail running has been effortless. He is light, quick and agile. We’re only seeing the start of what he is capable of and we’re delighted to see him competing abroad for the first time in such a prestigious event. It’s great to see Lucky on trail running journalist Ian Corliss’ ‘Ones to watch’ list. We’ll be watching and cheering on Sunday.”
“I’m so excited and I can’t wait to be there!” he says a day before his departure for France. “It has been a dream to compete abroad and this is an incredible opportunity. It will be an amazing experience.”