Run Rory Run

by Old Bone Machine

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The Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc course is almost 168 kilometres in length with 9600 metres of positive altitude change. The trail starts in Chamonix, France and then traverses Italy and Switzerland and returns to Chamonix for the finish.

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The first woman across the line was the American ultra runner Rory Bosio. She completed the course in 22:37:26, a new course record for women and was placed 7th overall. It was the first time in the event’s history that a woman finished within the top ten.

And she appeared to smile all the way.

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