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Volcano Marathon

Friday November 9th, 2018
San pedro, Chile
Distance: Marathon

Competitors will assemble at San Pedro de Atacama in the heart of the Atacama Desert, the driest desert in the world.The marathon will begin near the Tropic of Capricorn adjacent to Lascar Volcano, one of the most active volcanoes in Northern Chile.At a start altitude of 4,475 metres (14,682 feet), the Volcano Marathon is the higest desert marathon in the world. The impact of thinner air will be felt by competitors, but there is another certainty: the spectacular, panoramic views of up to 10 volcanoes will leave them breathless.

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Race Date: 11/09/2018 Distance: Marathon
Division Time Name Age Home
Male 4:31:17 Juuso Simpanen 27 FIN
2nd Male 4:53:22 Alexander Rudiger 31 AUT
3rd Male 5:51:38 Regis Depery 45 FRA
4th Male 5:57:05 Marcelo Alvarez 40 CHI
Female 5:58:29 Katrin Wolf 34 GER
2nd Female 6:36:05 Marianna Zaikova 33 FIN
3rd Female 8:44:17 Heather Carr 44 USA
4th Female 10:05:42 Sha Mo 30 CHN
Division Time Name Age Home
M 40-49 5:51:38 Regis Depery 45 FRA
F 40-49 8:44:17 Heather Carr 44 USA
Volcano Marathon

The marathon will start at an altitude of 14,682 feet near the Tropic of Capricorn beside Lascar Volcano. Lascar is the most active volcano in northern Chile and has a permanent ‘fumarole’ hanging over its summit. The first half of the marathon will be on dirt roads with amazing panoramic views of up to 10 volcanoes. There will be manned and stocked checkpoints at the 10km, 21.1km (half-marathon) and 30km points. On reaching the third checkpoint at 30km, athletes ascend 2km off road. At 35km they encounter rough terrain for 5km alongside a gorge and need to pick their step carefully in this section. The finish line is situated at an altitude of 3,603 metres (11,821 ft).

The marathon will start at an altitude of 4,475 metres (14,682 feet) near the Tropic of Capricorn beside Lascar Volcano. The finish line is a few kilometres from a small village called Talabre.

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