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Südtirol Ultra Skyrace
Extreme running race along the high mountain trail

Daniel Jung has his first challenger

Daniel Jung has his first challenger

Bolzano/Sarentino, 3 February 2017 - There are still 175 days left for the most extreme mountain runners in the world to prepare for the fifth edition of the Südtirol Ultra Skyrace. Last year’s winner, Daniel Jung from Laces, will start from Piazza Walther in Bolzano on 28 July to break his own track record (17:34,37 hours) at the world’s most extreme mountain run (121 km/7554 m altitude differential). The South Tyrolean local athlete can look forward to strong competition.  

The Organizing Committee was delighted when at the end of last year Daniel Jung announced his competition programme for 2017. In addition to the six events of the Ultra Trail World Tour, the Transvulcania Ultra Marathon (Skyrunner World Series) and the Ultra Trail Atlas Toubkal, the 33-year old will again take part in the Südtirol Ultra Skyrace. The race in which Daniel Jung really made his name in the trail scene. The race, which is still one of the most demanding extreme mountain races in the world, requiring the highest levels of technical skills and physical fitness.

Daniel Jung has a major goal for the Südtirol Ultra Skyrace 2017. The current holder of the track record is hoping to come in in under 17 hours. He announced this intention at the winner’s interview in July 2016 on the Bolzano Prati del Talvera. In just 6 months’ times he will attempt to realise this aim. The former top mountain biker will face strong competition.


Adrian Brennwald challenges Jung

Athlete manager Thomas Stricker recently signed up Adrian Brennwald for the 5th Südtirol Ultra Skyrace. Last year the Swiss athlete won the first edition of the Alpen-X-100. He has also won several podium places in the Eiger-Ultra-Trail. The 41-year old from Aeugst am Albis holds the current world record in the Double Ultra Triathlon, that is the double Ironman distance (7.6 km swimming, 360 km cycling and 84.4 km running). Brennwald is triple World Champion in this discipline and once even won the Triple Ironman title (11.4 km swimming, 540 km cycling and 126 km running).

“It is a great pleasure to have two such fantastic athletes at the start. The team around athlete manager Thomas Stricker and Ulrich Gross is working hard to register other top runners. I am certain that we will soon be in a position to announce other top athletes for the adventure Südtirol Ultra Skyrace”, said Chair of the Organising Committee Josef Günther Mair confidently.

Six months before the start gun is fired registrations are already booming. 183 extreme mountain runners from 16 countries have already registered for the three distances. In addition to the Südtirol Ultra Skyrace, there is also the Südtirol Skyrace (69 km/3930 altitude differential) and the Südtirol Sky Marathon (42.2/2864). 

Südtirol Ultra Skyrace is officially recognized as a qualifying race
for The North Face® Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc®

Qualifying Race, Südtiroler Ultra Skyrace

Südtirol Ultra Skyrace 2016 - 121 KM: 
6 points (new scale) - 4 points (old scale)

Südtirol Skyrace 2016 - 69 KM: 
4 points (new scale) - 2 points (old scale)

Südtirol Sky marathon 2016 - 42,2 KM: 
3 points (new scale) - 1 point (old scale)

Member ITRA - International Trail Running Association

 

Südtirol Ultra Skyrace is a member of the
"International Trail Running Association".