New Ultra Race Series Links Together 10 Races On 5 Continents

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Press Release
January 16, 2014

The Vibram® Hong Kong 100 is openning the 2014 Ultra-Trail® World Tour

10 races, 5 continents, 150 world elites… the 2014 Ultra-Trail® World Tour is grouping together all superlatives to offer at everybody a world tour of the most famous races into the wild. The start of this new circuit will be done this week-end in China during the 4th Vibram® Hong Kong 100.

By their specificities, the races of the Ultra-Trail ® World Tour show the diversity of the trail running. Their sport formats require participants have a real capacity of adaptation. They must have various qualities for the win!

Although fundamentally different, the races of this World Tour share the same values??????, they are proud to promote. Ethics, sporting fairness, respect (of oneself, others, the environment …)

Join in the Ultra-Trail ® World Tour will allow everyone to discover cultural and sporting characteristics. All continents will be visited: Africa, America, Asia, Europe, Oceania. Provide opportunities to enrich its sporting culture, create new friendships and live on emotions, and to be “finisher” of all events, one day!

WORLD ELITES

For this first edition, 150 world elites were contacted by the # UTWT to take part in this great adventure!

With the combined efforts of the organizers of the 10 races of the 2014 #UTWT and the organization: 40 plane tickets, 60 rooms and more than 100 bibs will be assigned to 50 women and 100 men who represent the world elite of XL format trail running (ranking based on the performance index ITRA – www.i-tra.org);

The Vibram® Hong Kong 100, first step of the 2014 #UTWT, brings together the elite athletes very promising :

–               Jez Bragg, UK

–             Dave Mackey, USA

–             Yun Yan-Giao, China

–             Shunsuke Okunomiya, Japan

–             Antoine Guillon, France

–             Yang Jiagen, China

–             Jeremy Ritcey, Hong Kong

–             Vincent Delebarre, France

–             Ram Kumar Khatri, Népal

–             Dave James, USA

–             Cyril Cointre, France

–             Christophe Le Saux, France

–             Stone Tsang, Hong Kong

–             Nerea Martinez Uruzzola, Spain

–             Claire Price, UK

–             Lizzy Hawker, UK

–             Nora Senn, Hong Kong

–             Francesca Canepa, Italy

–             Olya Korzh, Hong Kong

–             Chow Pui-yan, Hong Kong

 

RACES

Vibram® Hong Kong 100
Place: Hong Kong, China
Year of creation: 2011
Web: www.vibramhk100.com/
Contact: Janet Ng – [email protected]
transgrancanaria2013_logo02 The North Face® Transgrancanaria
Place: Las Palmas, Grande Canarie Island (Spain)
Year of creation: 2003
Web: www.transgrancanaria.net
Contact: Fernando González Díaz – [email protected]
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tarawera-white-square Vibram® Tarawera 100km Ultramarathon
Place: Bay of Plenty, North Island (New-Zealand)
Year of creation: 2009
Web: www.taraweraultra.com.nz
Contact: Paul Charteris – [email protected]
MARATHON-DES-SABLES-LOGO Marathon des Sables
Place: South Sahara (Marocco)
Year of creation: 1985
Web: www.marathondessables.com
Contact: Patrick Bauer – news@marathondessables.com
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UTMF_logo-e1367630969668 Ultra-Trail Mt.Fuji®
Place: Yamanashi, Chubu (Japan)
Year of creation: 2012
Web: www.ultratrailmtfuji.com
Contact: Tsutomu MIURA – [email protected]
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TheNorthFace100 The North Face® 100 Australia
Place: Katoomba, Blue Mountains (Australia)
Year of creation: 2008
Web: www.thenorthface100.com.au
logo-lavaredo The North Face® Lavaredo Ultra Trail
Place: Cortina d’Ampezzo, Dolomites (Italy)
Year of creation: 2007
Web: www.ultratrail.it
Contact: Cristina Murgia – [email protected]
200px-Western_States_Endurance_Run_patch The Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run
Place: Squaw Valley, California (USA)
Year of creation: 1973
Web: www.wser.org
Contact : Craig Thornley – [email protected]
logo-utmb The North Face® Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc®
Place: Chamonix Mont-Blanc (France, Italy, Switzerland)
Year of creation: 2003
Web: www.ultratrailmb.com
Contact: Catherine Poletti – [email protected]
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Description : http://www.nicolaclusaz.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/GDRAID_HD2.jpg La Diagonale des Fous
Place : La Réunion Island (France)
Year of creation: 1994
Web: www.grandraid-reunion.com
Contact: Robert Chicaud

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