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Starting in Salzburg, 32 Athletes of 21 nationalities will race a straight-line distance of 707 miles across the Alps to Monaco via 7 turnpoints in 7 different countries.
The race features 3 USA athletes: Gavin McClurg from Ketchum, Idaho, first-timer Jesse Williams from Bellingham, Washington, and first-timer Mitch Riley from Park City, Utah.
Travelling only by foot or paraglide, their every move is monitored by advanced Live Tracking technology and broadcasted to an audience of millions. With constantly changing weather conditions, tactical planning is as important as the #extreme endurance required to participate. For this reason, each athlete has a supporter to help with strategy, nutrition and everything in between.
Before the main #event, the one-day Leatherman Prologue race takes place in Fuschl am See. The top three finishers will each win an additional Ledlenser Night Pass, allowing them to race through the mandatory rest period. On day two of the main race, the usual 5:00am start will be delayed for each athlete by the time in which they finished the Leatherman prologue race behind the prologue winner. Only one thing is certain – anything could happen!
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