‘UTMB’ IN CHINA

Athletics Weekly - - News -

OR­GAN­IS­ERS of the Ul­tra-Trail du Mont-Blanc (UTMB) are now tak­ing their suc­cess­ful for­mula around the world with China the lat­est coun­try to stage an ul­tra-dis­tance event last month.

The UTMB has been a huge suc­cess in France in re­cent years with run­ners flood­ing to Cha­monix to tackle the 166km route around the Alps and now the event is spread­ing its wings to other na­tions and the first “Gaoligong by UTMB” was held in Heshun, China, a few weeks ago and saw 1850 run­ners tackle the val­leys and peaks of the Gaoligong Moun­tains.

Ged­im­i­nas Grinius of Lithua­nia won the 160km race and said the course was harder than the UTMB it­self, while Amer­i­can Krissy Moehl took women’s vic­tory.

Ul­tra run­ning hits the Far East

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