The occasion is primarily based on a really straightforward idea: an official begin line in the European hub of outside sports, a race about the Mont-Blanc Massif, crossing 3 nations (France, Italy and Switzerland) and a finish in Chamonix following 170km and 10,000m of vertical acquire. The UTMB Mont-Blanc’s sees 100 distinct nationalities amongst the 10,000 participants. Through villages, palm plantations, wadis, narrow gorges and mountain ridges, the route travels by means of the heights of Jebel Akhdar peaking at more than two,200m. With a length of 137km this is a course packed with selection and challenge.
The climbs are extended and at occasions really technical and temperatures will differ tremendously from 25°C throughout the day in the valleys to about 10°C in the mountains, exactly where most of the course is run. With the quickest competitors anticipated to finish in about 20 hours, the occasion is created as a special journey for runners highlighting Oman’s all-natural beauty.
“We are delighted to be bringing such a prestigious and well-established event to the Sultanate of Oman. We are looking forward to welcoming a field of international runners to this beautiful country,” mentioned David Graham, CEO, Oman Sail.
“Oman has immense potential to be a leading trail running destination. We have been working closely with the UTMB team to establish the best way to showcase the country and provide participants with an experience where they will get a taste of authentic Arabia and take part in an incredible challenge.”
Oman’s varied landscapes, welcoming culture and best winter season temperatures make it an increasingly well-known sports tourism location with developing international appeal. “The UTMB brand means much more than a simple race. All events supported by us are organised with the highest quality standards, offering a challenging course in the mountains and an extraordinary adventure in an iconic destination,” mentioned Catherine Poletti, director, UTMB Mont-Blanc.
“This will be a discovery for runners in an entirely new environment. I have no doubt that the journey will be enthusiastically grasped and appreciated by all who come to Oman to run or to support the runners.” ‘Oman by UTMB’ is a Tanfeedh initiative. Visit: www.omanbyutmb.com
Information Source: Muscat Daily