31 Aug '17, 7am

Be sure to check out this Grand Trail excerpt of the UTMB for this weekend!

Going a full circle round Europe’s highest peak, passing through three countries (France, Italy, and Switzerland) and taking in about 10 passes, including four at altitudes of over 8,200 feet. The Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc (UTMB) is the world’s most famous long-distance footrace and the one that draws the most entrants—and an ultra that more than deserves every superlative. Each year brings a starting lineup of 2,300 competitors to Chamonix, famous as the global capital of trail running. If this race has become such a legend, it is also because of the unavoidable element of chance in the mountains, which can shatter your dreams and involves a legendary degree of risk. Mont Blanc lends the UTMB an awesome and unique backdrop, but it is also the determining factor that lays down its iron law. Several editions have been disrupted by the unforeseeable force that can deliver sn...

Full article: http://www.irunfar.com/2017/08/grand-trail-excerpt-utmb.html

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