Mozart 100® : a simple matter of tempo
“The most needed and the most difficult and predominant in music, is tempo.”
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Mozart 100® starts on saturday June 18th at 5:00 am – which tempo should you choose ?
The city of Salzburg, UNESCO world heritage site and the breathtaking region of the SalzburgerLand, are the stage for Austria’s most famous ultra trail event. Since November 2015 mozart 100® is a future event within the Ultra-Trail World Tour.
The course takes the participants from the city centre in front of the Cathedral along the trail of Sound of Music through one of the most magnificent regions of Austria with its beautiful forests, meadows, hills, rivers to lake Fuschlsee and back.
Runners and accompanying persons who do not wish to cover the full distance can choose from three alternative events over 56,6 km, 25,8 km and 11,5 km.
900 athletes from more than 40 countries will be participating in one the four events. The main discipline, the Scenic 100 awaits several top runners at the starting line.
The defending champion Daniel Oralek, Czech Republic will be challenged by the Hungarian Gabor Muhari and the Austrian top athlete Andreas Pfandlbauer. Some of previous years’ top runners such as Salameh Al Aqra can not race this year due to the already ongoing Ramadan.
The women’s field is highly competitive, too: Defending champion Marija Vrajic, Croatia will face Italian ultra trail champion Francesca Canepa and the New Zealander Fiona Hayvice who has two UTWT-titles (New Zealand, Australia) in hand this year.
The organizer, Josef Mayerhofer, stresses the pioneering role of mozart 100® in ultra-trail running in Austria: „Our main objectives are to convert many (ultra) road runners into (ultra) trail runners and to create an unforgettable overall experience for our participants.”
We cant’t wait for it !
More information about the race on their website.