Press Release #2

 

LAVAREDO ULTRA TRAIL: 3,000 EXPECTED RUNNERS FROM 56 COUNTRIES, LATEST POSTS FOR SKYRACE
From 25 to 27 June, three races in three days. And Cortina becomes "Running Trail Resort"

Cortina d'Ampezzo (Bl), May 22, 2015 - Three races in three days, 25 to 27 June next, for three different types of runners, in the breathtaking scenery of the Dolomites and Cortina d'Ampezzo: The North Face® Lavaredo Ultra Trail, Cortina Trail and the novelty of Cortina Skyrace. If the first two competitions entries are already closed, with 1,300 participants allowed in each race, for Skyrace are available the last chest, and the inscriptions are open until Tuesday 26 May. The nationalities represented are some 56, mostly European, although there are Americans, Asians and Australians. The average age of the runners is 42 years and four fifths of the participants are male. This year, the event is part of the Ultra-Trail World Tour, the prestigious world circuit that brings together the 10 most famous races in the world.

TOP RUNNERS
Among the top runners, athletes of The North Face®, Timothy Olson (US) for the first time in Cortina, and the Brazilian (but resident in Spain) Fernanda Maciel, winner in 2011 and second in 2012. Big fight between women : in addition to Maciel will start the three national French Caroline Chaverot, Emelie Lecomte and Nathalie Mauclair, athletes Swiss Denis Zimmermann and Andrea Huser and three of the Italian strongest: the Paduan Lisa Borzani (national), the Aosta Valley Francesca Canepa, victorious here in 2012 and second in 2014 and Katia holes (third to the LUT 2012 and 2014).
Among men, to do battle with the US there will be French Erick Olson Clavery, Sebastien Camus and Aurelien Collet, New Zealander Scott Hawker back from 2nd place to The North Face 100 Australia, the Spaniard Yeray Duran, French Reunion Freddy Thevenin fourth the Lavaredo Ultra Trail 2014, and all the best ultra trailer Italian. Among them, the athletes of the team Salomon Isostad, Giuliano Cavallo, David Cheraz and Giulio Ornati, the National Ivan Geronazzo (fifth to the LUT 2014), Stefano Ruzza and Marco Zanchi, the athlete's home Ivano Molin, and yet Daniel Fornoni, Christian Modena and Fulvio Dapit, which last year gave a hard time to the winner Anton Krupicka until mid-race, when he was then forced to retire.

TRAIL RUNNING RESORT
In the wake of the Lavaredo Ultra Trail and through Cortina Turismo is born a few days the initiative "Cortina Trail Running Resort", the big news of the summer 2015 in the Dolomites, which provides a number of routes, offers and services dedicated to the people (ever growing) of the runner. It offers detailed maps, profiles and GPS tracks available for downloading online, training camp to prepare for sports events, information materials and services designed specifically for a holiday from runner to 360 degrees.

SPONSOR
The North Face®, the historic title sponsor of the race, confirmed its partnership with the event Cortina, such as Jeep, while other major brands were added this year: Isostar, with its isotonic drinks characterized by the label 'Clean Engagement 'to defend the true values of sport and in particular the fight against doping, has signed a multi-year agreement that will see it as a main sponsor of the Lavaredo Ultra Trail; and also the important brands Garmin, the global leader in satellite navigation and GPS technology for the automotive, marine, aviation, sports and outdoor, and Buff, who in 1992 invented and patented the end multifunction seamless that protects against wind , cold, sun and dust, will sponsor the event.

 

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