Downhill operating race returns to Austrian ski slope


Runners will be launching themselves down close to-vertical gradients in a race on a single of the world’s most notorious ski slopes. Returning for a second year, the inov-eight Descent Race on the Hahnenkamm mountain in Kitzbuhel, Austria, is getting staged on Saturday October five.

Revered amongst downhill skiers on the planet cup circuit, the Hahnenkamm, which steepens to a gradient of 80%, will supply runners with a fantastic chance to test their bravery.

Michael Cost, of inov-eight, mentioned: “It’s got to be a single of the most revolutionary and, even though fairly quick in distance, toughest sporting events in the planet.

“Last year saw hundreds of spectators line the legendary slope and watch as runners got to grips with the demanding 350m lengthy slalom-style course. This year we’re expecting even larger crowds and even more quickly speeds.”


The Downhill Race

Beginning from the iconic ski gate at the prime of the mountain, runners will propel themselves down the slope at 30-second intervals. Amongst them and the finish line under will be a series of ski flags that they have to weave round.

Every single runner will get two attempts at the course, with their occasions
added with each other to make a decision the final outcomes. The male and female winner will
every obtain €300.

Final year’s winners had been Daniel Hauser and Lisa Kroll, who also hold the course records at 54:65secs and 1min 22:18secs respectively.

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