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 In the heart of the Lesotho Highlands lies the Maluti Mountains, some of the best terrain for high altitude running in the world. Serving as the “veins” of this region, an intricate network of trails exists along the valleys and mountain flanks, connecting many of the remote villages. Used primarily by livestock and shepherds, many of the mountain passes have been established by hand, allowing people and animals to pass through the Maluti Mountain Range on foot. It is this ancient philosophy of man's primal need to explore and conquer his surrounding terrain that has lead to the development of the Lesotho Ultra Trail, Africa's first Ultra Skymarathon®.

LUT2015 takes place on SAT 28 November 2015

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Lesotho Ultra Trail 2015- Entries to open on 4 February

Lesotho Ultra Trail 2015- Entries to open on 4 February
Looking back to #LUT2014: 136 runners from 9 countries started the 2014 LUT with only 10 forced to withdraw due to injury or cut-off. To have successfully executed the second edition of LUT is a very satisfying achievement for the entire organizational team. We've received many positive comments about the experience had by competitors, a true testament not only to the hard work that goes into an event like this, but also the passion of the ultra running community who support LUT and affirm its status as one of the...
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The mountain highs and river lows of The Lesotho Ultra Trail 2014

The mountain highs and river lows of The Lesotho Ultra Trail 2014
This last weekend Lesotho served as the playground for the second edition of the Lesotho Ultra Trail (LUT).         Friday saw faces from all over the globe gathering in this remote paradise, which lies nestled between the sleeping giants of the Lesotho Mountains. Registration and gear checks were quickly and efficiently carried out and the race briefing followed soon thereafter. James Hallett, LUT's media director, had a surprise in store for the guests; a Q&A session with some...
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Lesotho Ultra Trail a breath-taking finale to Africa’s first Skyrunner® Series

Lesotho Ultra Trail a breath-taking finale to Africa’s first Skyrunner® Series
This year’s Lesotho Ultra Trail (LUT) was bigger, better and even more exciting than the inaugural event last year, and saw some 130 runners experiencing the challenge of “touching the sky”.

Staged in the Maluti Mountains of northern Lesotho, just 45mins from the South African border, the 50km Ultra Skymarathon®...
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Preparing for #LUT2014 with Ben Brimble

Preparing for #LUT2014 with Ben Brimble
Having recently just come off a record breaking win at the 2014 PUFfeR in the Western Cape, plus a successful completion of the 280km Cape Fold Trail Expedition in July, The North Face South Africa team member Ben Brimble offers his advice on some preparation techniques ahead of the 2014 Lesotho Ultra Trail.   1. Training principles There are several key principles that...
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