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Barcelona, 1973

Born in Barcelona in 1973, married, mother of three children, graduated in Biochemistry, professional fire fighter, specialized in search and rescue for the Grup de Rescat de la Generalitat de Catalunya (GRAE). She has taken part in Triathlons, Duathlons, Mountain Marathons, Ski mountaineering and, above all, adventure raids, which are her great passion and of which she won the world championship in 2010. Her last projects have been the Niece Ironman and the Marathon des Sables, in which she achieved great results.

She´s able to combine being a mother, a professional firefighter and an elite athlete by balancing her schedule minute to minute. She has great brands that sponsor her and thanks to them, she´s able to optimize here performance.

The most outstanding


  • 2nd Hardrock 100miles run, Colorado 2016: 161km in 29h
  • 1st Otter Trail Run, South Africa 2015: 42km in 5h
  • 1st Run Rabbit, Colorado 2015: 166km in 21h
  • 5th Western States, California 2015: 160km in 20h
  • 1st Transalpine Run, Germany-Italy 2014: 293km in 8 days
  • 1st Ultra Leadvile 100miles run 2014: 161km in 19h
  • 3th Ultra Trail Mont Blanc 2013 y 2012 : 169 km in 24h
  • 1st Ultra Trail Barcelona 2013 y 2014: 114km in 11h
  • 2nd Marathon des Sables 2011: 240km in 8 days
  • Adventure Race World Champion 2010: 720km in 5 days
  • 3rd Skimountaineering World Cup, Gavarnie 2005
  • European Mountain Marathon Champion 2001
  • 6th Camel Trophy Patagonia 1998


Principal investigator of the SUMMIT project (Health during Ultra Marathons and its limits).
Collaborates with: Cerdanya Hospital, University of Girona, Hospital Clínic de Barcelona, Hospital
Sant Pau, UPC, University of Perpignan and Catalan Sports Council:http://www.emmaroca.com/es/tesis/


Co-founder and responsible of health and sport programs in the iWOPI web platform:
Founder of the SUMMIT 2014 S.L. company


She has written 2 books: “Extreme Adventure Races” y “Non Stop, La vida como reto”.
2 patents in progress (one of genetics and one of nutrition).
Professional firefighter since 2000 and member of the rescue group GRAE (2007-2014).

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