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TOR DES GEANTS REPORT: DAY 6

Report from day 6...

With the heat wave failing to dissipate as expected, the TOR’s team of 120 doctors, nurses, masseurs and physiotherapists were pushed into overdrive s the event reached its twilight.

By far and away the most proliferate of ailments were foot problems – not surprising considering the nature of the event. However, the excessive heat – even at higher altitudes – caused excessive swelling and sweating inside shoes, causing pain, blisters, and other soft-tissue injuries.

Dr Patacchini, the TOR’s head physician, reported the need to dress blisters was so prevalent that 3x the predicted amount of bandages were required – a new record of 1.5km’s worth of blister tape!

Montane Athlete Jenn Gaskell finished her third TOR with a time of 133:42.35

2018 Montane Tor des Géants

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What is it we hear you ask?

One of the greatest trail running races in the world, the Tor des Géants is the first non-stop race of its kind to cover an entire region. Running along spectacular Alpine trails, through the Gran Paradiso Natural and Mont Avic Regional Parks.

Starting and finishing in Courmayeur, Italy, competitors must cover 205 miles / 330km, whilst staying ahead of a cut-off time of 150 hours.

Race Info:
The Tor des Géants is one of the premier endurance trail running races in the world.

It is a non-stop 205mile / 330km ultra-trail race covering an entire region; from the 4,000m Itallian Alps to the Gran Paradiso Natural Park and the Aosta Valley

Crossing 34 municipalities, 25 mountain passes, 30 alpine lakes, and 2 national parks.

Total elevation: 7,880 ft (24,000m) - 3 times the height of Mt Everest.

Last year over 60% of competitors did not finish.

Beautiful surroundings, fierce terrain.

2018 Montane Tor des Géants map

The next one is the 8-15 September, 2019... signup HERE

22 December 2018 by George Fisher

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