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Mountain magic at Lesotho Ultra Trail 2017

Mountain magic at Lesotho Ultra Trail 2017

SA Skyrunning Press Release – 29 November 2018

The fifth and final race in the 2017 Skyrunner® Series, the Lesotho Ultra Trail (LUT), promises to be even bigger and better than previous years, with stiff local and international competition amongst the full field of 120 skyrunners lining up for the 50km Ultra Skymarathon®.

Saturday’s race is the fifth running of LUT, Africa’s original Ultra Skymarathon® and by far the toughest in the region. Run in the Tsehlanyane National Park in northern Lesotho, the circular route takes in the glory of the Maluti mountains, starting around 1 880m above sea level and cresting at just over 3 200m, clocking up around 2 500m of vertical gain.

Press Release 28 November 2016

South Africans fend off hot international competition at 2016 Lesotho Ultra Trail.

The 4th edition of the Lesotho Ultra Trail, sponsored by Metropolitan Lesotho and The North Face, took place on the 26 November 2016 in near perfect conditions, after a stormy few days in the Maluti Mountains of Lesotho.  Arguably the largest international field in any trail run in Southern Africa , 170 runners set off from host venue, Maliba Lodge, on Saturday morning for the 50 km Ultra Skymarathon.

 

Lesotho trail run gathers huge international field

17 November 2016

On Saturday the 26th November 2016, Lesotho Ultra Trail is expecting its largest field on the start line as it enters its fourth year, in addition to athletes from 11 different countries across the globe.

“The race has always been a sell-out, but this year we have operated an efficient substitution procedure which means that those who have been forced to withdraw have been quickly replaced,” said Andrew Booth, Race Director.