During the dinner with the military figures in charge of the PDG in Zermatt, the two Dynafit teams do not appear at all nervous. There's an exchange of last-minute information, the conditions are good, and there have never been so many teams involved: almost 4000 people are taking part, and a few all-women teams have even had to be left out. At 2 a.m. it's the first Dynafit team's turn: Schorsch Nickaes, Sepp Willibald from the Dynafit Competence Center in Lenggries and Michi Hasenknopf, who took part in the great Sporthaus Schuster competition, set off from Zermatt at two in the morning. An hour later, it's the second team's turn: together with the top twenty teams, Dynafit's Benedikt Böhm, Javier Martin and Pete Swansen set out to take on a 53 km route with a total climb of 3994 metres. The two teams move ahead quickly and effectively, and after just 3 hours 25 minutes Beni and his team reach Arolla – they're half-way there! At point 6, Col de Riedmatten, the two teams are virtually neck and neck. Then comes the Pas du Chat towards Rosablanche, a long climb. At 9.19 the Dynafit team has made it to Rosenblanche, and the hardest part's over. The next stage is Col de la Chaux, the pass where thousands of fans gather to cheer the teams on. After 7 hours, 4 minutes and 22 seconds, they've made it. Exhausted yet happy, Beni, Javier and Pete cross the finishing line at Verbier: a record for the German team, who come second in their category – congratulations! And the Dynafit Team led by Schorsch Nickaes also brings home a great result: 8 hours 36 minutes for Michi, an incredible performance for a first-timer. A huge round of applause for everyone!