Along 100k on a flat road it can become quite “boring,” which is why you often hear that ultra-runners are able to find themselves deep in thought while running. More and more endurance athletes want to take on the challenge of 50k or longer, which is why competitive races and athletes in this segment have developed enormously. Often with ultra-marathons, it’s less about the distance itself, as it is more about running the course and routes. Once around the highest peak in Austria, up onto the summit of the Zugspitze, or across the Alps in several stages are just a few examples. One of the most popular races amongst ultra-runners, is the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc, also known as the UTMB. This race covers approximately 170k and has 10,000 meters of climbing - the fastest runners who have attempted this race have finished in less than 20 hours!
For those trail runners with the highest ambitions, a UTMB finish may always remain just a dream, as it is not an easy race. For us at DYNAFIT, we think trail running stands for one thing: Enjoying the movement outdoors in nature!