HIGH-ALPINE MOUNTAIN RUN
A battle for every metre
It is one of the toughest mountain runs of the world. Over a course 12 kilometres long, a 2000-metre altitude gain is to be overcome. Some passages literally force the athletes to their knees and can be overcome only on all fours. On the main square in Lienz, at 674 m above sea level, the struggle for every metre starts as the athletes set their sights on Kuhbodentörl, at 2441 metres altitude – a breathtaking place to finish, which the athletes reach in 1.5-2.5 hours.