Just saw that too - way to go Bash!! And with 2 minutes to spare :) Well done
Actually 1 hour and 2 minutes to spare.
Yeah! The crowd goes wild.
Sooooo awesome!!!!! :)
Very happy to see Bash have a great finish of a loooong race, we all knew she had it in her, it just hasn't worked out in a little while. But that's all history now! :)
Sorry - an hour and 2 minutes to spare - is what I meant. Awesome in any case.
Thanks, all. :) @CO, I finished the Eiger Ultra Trail last summer too, although organizers shortened the course for later racers by about 10% when thunderstorms rolled through so it was a bit less satisfying. UTMB is the one elusive ultra that has proven itself too tough for me - twice!
Yesterday, except for the final leg when I was falling asleep on my feet, the cut-offs didn't end up being as scary as I'd feared. Good thing, since I hadn't planned on taking a 50-minute break on the clock in another stupid thunderstorm!
Right, how could I forget about last year's crazy race in the storm! Looks like you are onto a consistent stretch of finishes and beating cut-offs - nice!!
Your mastering of the Canadian Death Race is still one of my favs - you nailed that race! :) although this scenery in Italy (and the crazy elevation profile) would blow that one away, I'm sure :)
How much longer are you guys there? (Read as: how many more great Italian meals, gelatos, cappuccinos do you get to enjoy?)
We started Chapter 2 today with a car ride to Venice with Storm & Browner, then two trains - first to Florence, then west to Lucca in Tuscany. It is a good place to replenish calories!
The Canadian Death Race has similar characteristics to Lavaredo - several kms longer and about 10% less elevation gain. Parts of the Lavaredo course are slower - more rugged or muddier. Starting at 8 a.m. makes CDR more manageable for normal humans than Lavaredo's 11 p.m. start but the two races have similar course records in the 12+ hour range. I finished CDR in 21:45 for comparison and I think Dee was 18-19ish hours so we took quite a bit longer here. We are both running more slowly this summer than when we did CDR but Lavaredo was also a harder course for us.
Although CDR is very scenic, Lavaredo is on another level!
Looks amazing!! Congrats to the whole team! Putting this on my bucket list.
Awesome and amazing! Congrats Bash!
Sounds like Lavaredo is a really nice notch in the belt! Bravo!!
That's awesome! Can't wait to hear all about it! Well done!
Well done! Can't wait to read the full report!