Extra race bibs added for SkyRace. Even the Vertical Km is almost sold out

Skyrunners have caught the Limone Skyrunning Extreme fever!

In view of the big race scheduled for next weekend in the fabulous Alto Garda location, the organizing committee office has been literally taken by storm. Despite it being "all sold out", the SS Limonese Association decided, after receiving numerous requests, to add more race bibs to the main event: the 29 km skyrunning course (with a 2,540 meter climb), with the start and finish on the striking Lungolago Marconi.

 

The number of prestigious contestants in the Migu Run Skyrunner® World Series, held on Saturday, October 14, is impressive, and the top athletes of this specialty will participate. Several are aiming for top international ranking, while others are seeking a win that is worth an entire season. Stian Angermund and Remì Bonnet, the bad boys of Team Salomon, may reshuffle the deck and upset the calculations of the leaders of the pack Aritz Egea (Spain) and Marco De Gasperi (Italy). Pascal Egli from Switzerland and Jan Margarit of Spain are also dreaming of taking the world title.

 

In the women's category, all eyes are on Maite Maiora from Spain, a past winner of Limone Extreme and super favorite after the latest modifications that will make the skyrunner course between the Lombardy and Trentino regions even tougher and demanding. In the world cup ranking, Laura Orguè from Spain will have to watch out for American Hilary Gerardi and from her Spanish colleagues Aviles Sheila and Oihana Azkorbebeita.   

 

Besides the World Series finale, on Friday, October 13, the long weekend sponsored by Dynafit will begin with the Skyrunner European Championship in the usual nighttime version. A few race bibs are still available for the Grèste de la Mughéra Vertical Kilometer event, with a nearly 1,100 meter climb in a course of less than 3 km up sheer cliffs overlooking the lake. Many champions will be there, attempting to win a race that is as important as a continental title.

 

There are still many spots open for the 10k race for young athletes and newcomers to the specialty. The very technical, hilly course will award prizes to the first three athletes in each category.

 

 

(Pic by Maurizio Torri)