THE NORTH FACE®
LAVAREDO ULTRA TRAIL

The North Face® Lavaredo Ultra Trail is a running race that takes place along paths in the Dolomite Mountains - Patrimony of Humanity - for about 119 km and with a difference in altitude of 5.850 m+. The race is in part self-sufficient and it starts on Friday 27 June 2014 at 11.00 p.m. in Corso Italia in Cortina d’Ampezzo; maximum time: 31 hours.

Organization
Simone Brogioni +39 340 9641837
Cristina Murgia +39 338 2988252
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FERNANDA MACIEL

ZIGOR ITURRIETA

JEZ BRAGG

MIKE WOLFE

MANU VILASECA

MIKE FOOTE

BIOGRAPHY

Name: Fernanda Maciel
Nationality: Brazil

MAIN RECENT TITLES

  • 1st woman to run the authentic Way of St. James (860km), Spain
  • 2nd at The North Face® Lavaredo Ultra Trail (2012)
  • 1st at The North Face® Ultra Trail Mont Fuji 82km (2012)
  • 1st at The North Face® Transgrancanaria (2012)
  • 1st at The North Face® Lavaredo, 90km/Italy (2011)
  • 2nd at Trail Verdon, 50 km Verdon/France (2011)
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BIOGRAPHY

Name: Zigor Iturrieta
Nationality: Spain

MAIN RECENT TITLES

  • 4th place at The North Face Transgrancanaria (2013)
  • 3rd place- "HIRU HAUNDIAK" 100km,BASQUE COUNTRY (2012)
  • 4th- The North Facehe North Face® LAVAREDO ULTRA TRAIL" 120 km, ITALY (2012)
  • 1st place- Transgrancanaria, 123km. Gran Canaria (2011)
  • 1st place- G2Haundiak, 88km (2011)
  • 1st place- Ultra Trail du Sancy, 80km (2011)
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BIOGRAPHY

Name: Jez Bragg
Nationality: UK

MAIN RECENT TITLES

  • Te Araroa in New Zealand, new trail record (3.000km in 53 days) 2013
  • 1st at The Fellsman, Yorkshire Dales, UK (2012)
  • 7th at The North Face 100k Australia (2012)
  • 16th at Western States 100k, Sierra Nevada Mountains, CA (2012)
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BIOGRAPHY

Name: Mike Wolfe
Nationality: United States

MAIN RECENT TITLES

  • Western States 100-Miler, California. 2nd place overall (15:38, ran 102 miles, took 15-20 minute detour early in race, getting lost) 2011
  • Miwok 100km, Sausalito, CA. 2nd place overall (8:06) 2011
  • Way Too Cool 50km, Cool, California. 1st place overall (3:28) 2011
  • Rocky Raccoon 100-Miler, Huntsville, Texas. 9th place overall (16:53) 2011
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BIOGRAPHY

Name: Manu Vilaseca
Nationality: Brazil

MAIN RECENT TITLES

  • 1st STY Mt Fuji, 85k (2013)
  • 1st XMAN UK (2012)
  • 1st The North Face® Endurance Challenge Ecuador, 50k (2012)
  • 1st Xterra Ilhabela The North Face® Endurance, 80k (2012)
  • 1st La Mision, 168k (2011)

BIOGRAPHY

Name: Mike Foote
Nationality: United States

MAIN RECENT TITLES

  • 1st at Endurance Challenge Chile 80K (2012)
  • 3rd at The North Face du Mont-Blanc (2012)
  • 11th at The North Face du Mont-Blanc (2011)
  • 3rd at the Hardrock 100k (2010)
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LUT 2013 Podium Result – An Epic race with a Stunning Scenery

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Due to wintry conditions the 7th edition of The North Face Lavaredo Ultra trail saw a change in the race course, shortening the race down from 118km to 85Km. These unexpected last changes did not in anyway affect the quality of the race. The morale of the athletes remained high as the weather was near perfect for race conditions with sun and mid temperatures.

From the start, The North Face® athletes Mike Wolfe and Mike Foote dictated the pace and reached the half way Misurina check point (42K) looking strong and ready to push for victory. Due to course changes, the two American athletes lost their way, and continued off course towards Tre Cime di Lavaredo instead of turning down to Val Rienza. They covered an additional 6 km and accumulated height gain of 500 meters reaching the Auronzo refuge planned in the original race program. The two athletes now found themselves 30 minutes behind the race leader, in 9th and 10th positions respectively.

With such a hefty diversion, they had to come up with a new race plan. Mike Wolfe accomplished an impressive second half of the race, overtaking seven runners including Italian athlete Ivan Geronazzo in the final descent from Lago Ghedina, and crossed the finish line in second place. Mike Wolfe explains: “Realizing that I followed the wrong race course for 45 minutes, I felt stunned but did not want to quit. I started racing again, giving everything that I had. I cannot believe that I reached the second spot on the podium and I am very proud of my team mate Mike Foote being 5th”. We experienced such a special race in an amazing landscape.

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Fellow countryman, Mike Foote states: “We both lost a huge amount of time and energy but we stayed strong and we played as a team encouraging each other. Recovering from this adversity was challenging. I felt mentally down for a while and it was hard to catch up but I am really impressed with today’s results. The surroundings and the scenery are striking, I have never run in such a location in my life!

Fantastic victory for 25-year-old Frenchman Sebastien Spehler who ran his first ultra trail ever and reached the 1st spot on the podium. Coming from a short distance race background his achievement is even more impressive.

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The Podium
The North Face® Lavaredo Ultra Trail 2013 – Men’s Category
1. Sebastien Spehler (FRA) 07:39:35
2. Mike Wolfe (USA) 08:13:47
3. Ivan Geronazzo (ITA) 08:14:15
4. Stefan Trisconi (ITA) 08:19:31
5. Mike Foote (USA) 08:19:43

The North Face® Lavaredo Ultra Trail 2013 – Women’s Category
1. Cheryl Beatty (CAN) 09.31.09
2. Federica Boifava (ITA) 09.54.5
3. Lizzy Wrailth (UK) 09.57.14

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Photo Credits:
The North Face/Alessandro Belluscio