9.09.2008

Bragging on My Brother

My brother participated in the 6th North Face Ultra-Trail Tour du Mont Blanc -- an ultra-marathon -- at the end of August.

It takes place once a year in the Alps, across France, Italy and Switzerland. The distance this year was 170 km (105.6 miles), with a total elevation gain of around 37,000 feet. The race is run in one leg.

Some believe that it is the most difficult foot race in Europe.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ultra_T..._du_Mont_Blanc

My brother came in # 106 out of 2,873 participants who finished.
(# 64 in his category). It took him 31 hours and 19 minutes.

Way to go, Mike!

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