The Spanish Pyrenees will host the 2016 Skyrunning World Championships from 22 -24 July. Vall de Boí is a spectacular natural arena surrounded by 3,000m peaks and 200 mountain lakes.
Three highly technical and challenging disciplines – ULTRA, SKY and VERTICAL – will bring together athletes from more then 35 countries. Skyrunners will compete for twenty-seven medals and 20 000 EUR prize purse.
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The BUFF® EPIC TRAIL 105KM, with a gruelling 8,000m elevation gain and a maximum gradient of 56%, is as tough as they come. Strict qualification standards will be enforced for participants, which are capped at 250.
The rugged BUFF® EPIC TRAIL 42KM is a point to point with 3,200m positive vertical climb. Again, a highly challenging extremely technical race with a nine-hour time limit capped at 500.
For the short and steep specialists, the BUFF® EPIC TRAIL VK is 2.8 km long with 1,030m positive climb. The average incline is 30.7% and reaches a mean 50.4% at the steepest point. It is capped at 250.