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One Of The Toughest Races Of The World

An ultra marathon on the small island of La Palma on May 11, 2013 will be one of the toughest continuous race on the Canary Island of La Palma. La Palma is a small volcanic island in the Pacific Ocean. For that she is so small, it is damn high. The highest mountain, the Roque de los Muchachos, 2446 meters high. In short, the island is very steep. In 2009, the first ultra marathon was aligned. He is called Transvulcania.

The length is 83.3 km. How to get to organise something on it? In the summer, the temperatures are very high. Whoever is there a mountain hike in the summer, which can hardly imagine even to jog this way. But at the present time the extreme looks like. A simple Marathon enough not to be an ultra marathon, a double marathon. Starts up, it’s also too easy.

From top to bottom just to run. No, for the island is too small. That would be yes then no ultra marathon. Started so it will not quite so at the bottom, at 6:00, so hot, because it’s only uphill. Until after at the top of 2400 metres. Now, it goes down to the coast. Then times a bit uphill bi in the city Los Llanos, where many people already waiting for the finish line. Great, the crowd is great. In 2009, there were already 378 participants. The fastest runner comes pretty much after 9 hours in the target. The fastest woman made a half hour after 13. In 2010, there are already 650 participants. The fastest runner takes a whole hour less only 8 hours, the fastest woman is two a half hours faster than in the previous year, she needs just 11 hours. Any normal citizen would run never 83 miles over the mountains are several hikes, one beautiful would spread over several days. Yet it seems enough people give to that need. It is thereby no longer just to get through. You must create it as quickly as possible. In the year 2012, there were already 1500 participants. The fastest runner took 7 hours and the fastest woman only 8 hours. This is an incredible increase so far. Everyone is curious how the whole thing will develop further. In the the Transvulcania in may 2013 we more know. But much faster runners can no longer be the times are actually no longer comprehensible for a normal Burger. Are the last run can be all on the Internet via a live ticker in English language track. There are more and more pages m Internet dealing with this sports event. The challenge for the athletes is huge, the pace very high. This run in the future to win almost impossible. The watch is great. The island of La Palma is a folk festival from this whole spectacle. The whole island is adorned with posters that indicate this sports event. Mostly in the city, yet Los Llanos already days before held cultural events.

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