Distance: 22 km
Vertical climb: 1,750m*
Highest point: 3,152m*
Race record: Kilian Jornet 2h00’11” (2013). Megan Kimmel 2h25’57” (2015)
This spectacular race embodies the skyrunning concept to perfection: the quickest way from a town to the summit of a mountain and back. The 20-year-old event is a long-time favourite among the world’s top runners who come back year after year for the deep field and demanding technical challenge.
The 22 km course starts and finishes in the centre of Canazei and climbs very steeply to the summit of the Piz Boè, at 3,152m, often snow-covered, it dominates the entire landscape. The equally steep descent back in a loop, passes through a gorge, with scrambling sections for 12 km.
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*Data is approximate for profiles
22 km, 1,750m+