Mont Blanc Marathon take-over by Team Inov8
Team inov-8 smashed the 2013 Mont Blanc Marathon, placing five runners in the top-10 men and women.
The 2013 Mont Blanc Marathon attracted a world-class field of 2,000 athletes, all of whom departed Chamonix, France, on a gruelling Alpine course that involved 2,500m of brutal ascent and 1,500m of daredevil descent.
In the men’s race, inov-8’s Alex Nichols (US) stormed to a seventh place finish in a time of 3:48:54, with team-mates Florian Reichert (Germany) ninth in 3:55:45 and Oli Johnson (UK) tenth in 3:56:32.
The race, which was part of the Skyrunner World Series, reached a highest point of 2,201m altitude at Aiguilles des Possettes and finished with a leg-sapping climb to the spectator-packed summit of Planpraz.
You can see the team inov-8 video about the gruelling Alpine race by clicking on this link.
There is also a short video about the Mont Blanc Vertical Km race which can be viewed here.