New stage of the Ultra-Trail World Tour : Come on the MIUT !
The Madeira Island Ultra-Trail starts this saturday!
5th stage of the circuit and new entrant in the Ultra-Trail World Tour, the MIUT-Madeira Island Ultra-Trail celebrates its 8th edition !
For Nuno Gonçalves, the race director, that is a pride to integrate the Ultra-Trail World Tour, and moreover it is a new stage for trail-running in Madeira Island.
The route is requiring, technical, but mind-blowing, ranging from sea and mountain and crossing the island from start to finish. A program that will give the opportunity to the participants to discover all the wealth of the island, crossing the Natural Parks, and the forest of Laucifères (UNESCO World Heritage Site), before flying off to mountains, to touch the sky before coming down again upon mortals, at sea level.
The island underwent two big storms this week, making the route even more difficult with some wet parts.
A super struggle should take place!
A lot of French runners this year in an international startlist!
Caroline Chaverot, Fabien Antolinos, Antoine Guillon, Christophe Le Saux, Emilie Lecomte, Tofol Castanyer, Miguel Angel Hera, Cyril Cointre, Andrea Huser … So many names which are going to run for victory on Saturday.
And for the record, Tofol Castanyer, 2nd at the UTMB in 2014 and 3rd at Templiers this year, Miguel Heras, 2nd at the UTMB in 2013 and 4th at Templiers this year. But we should also mention Jordi Bes, Luis Fernandes, Zach Miller, and many others, with also a great startlist of women, including Caroline Chaverot and Emilie Lecomte.
We are eager to assist this gladiatorial fight of paths!
Follow the race in LIVE HERE !
Good luck to all of you !