Revered by the alpine skiers of the World Cup circuit, the Hahnenkamm, which clings to an insane 80% slope, will offer runners the ultimate opportunity to test their mettle.
Michael Price, COO of Inov-8, said: "This is one of the most innovative and, even if relatively short, sporting events in the world. Last year, hundreds of spectators walked the legendary track and watched the riders get to grips with the 350-meter long slalom course. This year, we expect even bigger crowds and even higher speeds! "
From the iconic ski gate to the top of the mountain, runners will propel themselves on the track every 30 seconds. Below, a series of ski flags - which they must not miss - interposes between them and the finish line.
Each runner will have two attempts available; the times will be added together to decide the final results. The male and female winners will each receive € 300.
The winners of last year were Daniel Hauser and Lisa Kroll, who also hold the course record at 54: 65 seconds and 1 minute 22: 18 seconds respectively.
"To tame the Hahnenkamm, riders will need total commitment and traction. Our improved graphene running shoes, like the MUDCLAW G 260, offer the world's best grip for those who race in the toughest downhill races in the world. "
For more details or to participate in the Inov-8 2019 downhill race, see: www.inov-8.com/descent
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