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SarahCrunning - 06/09/2018 00:57:52
   
Tor des Géants 2018
TDG takes endurance to another level. If you thought UTMB was hardcore, try to imagine running for 200 miles in the mountains. Tor des Géants starts and finishes in Courmayeur and includes Alpine trails at the foot of the Four-Thousanders, Gran Paradiso National Park and Mont Avic Regional Park. Approximately 500 runners from across the globe will be taking part and aiming to climb a total of 24,000 metres in the process.

Competitors have up to 150 hours to complete the race, but there are no stages. They start at 12pm on Sunday (11am UK time), and must finish before 6pm the following Saturday. When, where and how long they sleep is up to them - the clock never stops ticking.

Last year's winners took considerably less than 150 hours - Javi Dominguez was first to finish in 67:52:15, and Lisa Borzani was first woman with a time of 89:04:32. Lisa is back to defend her title. Other participants include Joe Grant and Amy Costa. However, with so many runners from so many countries, it would be foolish to predict the winner. In this kind of distance, anything can happen!
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SarahCrunning - 09/09/2018 20:46:55
   
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Runners set off in scorching midday sun today. At the 18.5km aid station, Franco Collé was the first to arrive, followed by Gianluca Galeati then Giulio Ornati. He remained in the lead and reached 50km in 7:30. Galeati followed 8 minutes later. Peter Kienzl was a minute behind Galeati.

In the women's race, Silvia Trigueros Garrote took the lead and reached 50km in 8:26, followed by Sonia Locatelli in 8:37 and then Alexandra Rousset in 8:46. However, Sonia is not yet showing as having left the aid station, putting Alexandra in second.
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SarahCrunning - 10/09/2018 01:13:02
   
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Pater Kienzl has taken the lead and reached Eaux Rousses 3 minutes ahead of Franco Collé.
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SarahCrunning - 10/09/2018 19:20:29
   
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It was a tough start to the day, with Narcisso Dagnes airlifted to intensive care after a fall - a reminder of just how brutal this race can be.

The frontrunners are already past the halfway point. The Refuge Coda, at 169.3km is known as the 'half Tor'. Franco Collé was first to arrive, about 30 hours into the race. He has a comfortable lead but is being pursued by Gianluca Galeati, Galen Reynolds and Peter Kienzl.

In the women's race, Silvia Trigueros Garrote was the first to the Donnas aid station with a 3 hour lead over the other women. Giuditta Turini was second, and Scilla Tonetti third.
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SarahCrunning - 11/09/2018 21:30:25
   
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Franco Collé is the only runner so far to reach the 264km aid station and is predicted to finish around 9am tomorrow (local time). At the 256km aid station, he was more than 3 hours ahead of second placed Galen Reynolds and more than 4 hours ahead of third placed Peter Kienzl.

Silvia Trigueros Garrote was the first woman to reach the 239km aid station and is the only woman to have left this aid station. She is at least 3 hours ahead of Great Britain's Jamie Aarons who is now in second and at least 4 hours ahead of third placed Scilla Tonetti.
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SarahCrunning - 12/09/2018 17:58:06
   
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The men's podium has been filled over the course of today. These were the top 3 (and so far the only) finishers:

1. Franco Collé (Italy) - 74:03:00
2. Galen Reynolds (Canada) - 74:40:36
3. Peter Kienzl (Italy) - 77:31:11

Silvia Trigueros Garrote remains in the lead in the women's field and a good 5 hours ahead of second placed Jamie Aarons. Scilla Tonetti appears to be right on Jamie's heels!
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SarahCrunning - 12/09/2018 23:59:38
   
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A further 3 runners have finished the race: Oliviero Bosatelli, Kouta Toriumi and Jens Lukas. Silvia Trigueros Garrote is through the 317km aid station and has a lead of 7+ hours over the other women. Scilla Tonetti has overtaken Jamie Aarons for second, but the two are still within a few minutes of each other.
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SarahCrunning - 13/09/2018 17:24:53
   
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The women's podium has been filled today. Silvia Ainhoa Trigueros Garrote (Spain), who led throughout, crossed the line first in 87:50:31 - almost 10 hours faster than her second place time last year. In the end, Italy's Scilla Tonetti and Great Britain's Jamie Aarons, who had been close to neck and neck for some time, decided to cross the line hand-in-hand - joint second place in 95:54:35.
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