30 Sep '12, 4pm

La Cavalls del Vent, segons el bo de l'Anton Krupicka #cdv12

Near the top of the first monster climb, weather conditions seriously deteriorating. Photo: Ian Corless. The 84K CdV course begins with a 6200′ climb. Right out of the gate. Well, actually, there’s about 2min of hard charging slightly downhill grade through town (Baga) on rain-slicked, uneven cobbles where a mass of 1000 runners are funneled into a classic Euro alley-way that is ~12′ wide maybe 30 yards from the starting line. Seriously. You can probably imagine the mayhem that ensues. Elbow-throwing and shoving at a low-5min/mile pace abounds, and then you hit the hill and within minutes you’re undoubtedly anaerobic and everyone around you is running up the hill as hard as they can. Never mind that it’s nearly a two hour climb and only one person ever has got around the whole course–with its nearly 20,000′ of vertical gain–in less then 9hr. And a lot of the time the “runn...

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