FLASH INFO UTMB Mont-Blanc 2022: tragic death of a runner on the PTL
At 01:30am CET on Tuesday 23rd August, the UTMB Mont-Blanc Race Committee was informed that a PTL runner had a serious accident near the Refuge de Plan Glacier. The runner was with his team on an official trail, which is secured for the PTL and marked throughout the year, between the Col de Tricot and the Refuge de Plan Glacier.
The rescue helicopter team responded to the scene, following which they confirmed the death of the runner.
The runner involved in the incident is a Brazilian national, and out of respect for the family, the organizers will maintain their anonymity.
The PTL is an autonomous ultra-endurance pedestrian event of 300 km and 25,000 meters of ascent, entered by teams of 2 or 3 runners. Participants are tracked by a GPS beacon at all times on the entire course.
To participate in this event, applications are selected from a list of experience submitted by each established team.
All PTL teams have been informed of the situation. The event remains ongoing, each team will decide whether to continue.
The UTMB family is deeply saddened and offer its condolences to the family and friends of the victim.
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