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Woah, that was tough. Real tough, like running through treacle for 153 miles tough. That race is a bastard. Roads, uphills, sun, night, cold, downhills and a death bus chasing you along.
This month UVU catches up with the ultra runner Carla Carvalho, winner of the 140km Jungle Marathon in October 2014, to find out how she got into to running; overcoming serious surgery and what it takes to get to the top (both physically and mentally).
Only two more weeks to the start of the Transalpine Run – a competition of eight stages leading over the alps with 16.000 altimeters uphill and a distance of 280km.
The UVU +40/-40 x Basti Haag Stamina Jacket is a celebration of the trailblazing achievements of the German adventure runner and UVU team manager, Dr. Sebastian Haag - who sadly lost his life in a high-altitude avalanche on Shisha Pangma, a 26,335-foot peak in Tibet on September 24th,2014. The limited edition jacket is a fitting tribute to Basti Haag, a true gentleman adventurer and elite athlete.
“Basti trained hard; risked lots; and achieved huge amounts. He made this sport modern. To perform how he did was pure natural talent – an extremely good skier and as well a lion in pushing himself to the limits and above. He was always friendly, very social, a good talker - a friend like no other.”
“Basti was enthusiastic and upbeat, always smiling, and yet there was a highly competitive element that underlined his demeanor. For Basti, everything was "supercool", the word I will forever associate with him. His achievements as an extreme ski mountaineer were outstanding and he immersed himself in ultrarunning with the same zeal. He will be remembered as a highly accomplished sportsperson, operating on the extreme edge, with an infectious enthusiasm for life and the efforts of those around him.”
“Basti was the type of person I aspire to be. Basti was passionate about what he loved. Basti was dedicated to his craft and blended his extreme enthusiasm with practical knowledge and experience to design extremely craft clothing of the most incredible quality. Basti's achievements were and are inspirational. He lived the type of life I hope to continue to lead by working hard, but always keeping in mind his love for the outdoors and following his calling and never being limited by negativity or doubt.”
The hostility of the terrain, together with the extreme heat and humidity all under the jungle canopy combine to create the most unforgiving conditions only for the toughest contestants. This is why the Jungle Marathon is considered the toughest multi-stage race in the world.
Like a remnant of outer space, Antarctica’s haunted emptiness is both enchanted and forbidding. In 2012, forty-six athletes from sixteen countries arrived at the end of the world. They came to find an extraordinary race, and perhaps to find themselves. Of this number, only nine gathered for the daunting 100 km.