29 August 2018


Posted on August 29, 2018 at 10:25 PM by

Alpina watches was proud to be the official timekeeper and sponsor of the Matterhorn Ultracks which was held on the 25th and 26th of August in Zermatt, Switzerland. More than 2000 runners attended this spectacular manifestation focused on the ultimate sports performance in altitude; world class trail running. The weekend was full of impressive winning performances featuring remarkable Swiss champions crossing the finish line.

For each race, Alpina watches rewarded an Alpina Horological Smartwatch to the winners of the competition in their respective categories (m/f). Runners set impressive trail running sports records, in a memorable mountain sports atmosphere. Overall, 7 out of 8 winners from the “Vertical”(2.3 km – 655m), “Active”(km), “Mountain” (32 km -2’000m) and “Sky” (49 km – 3’600m) races were Swiss athletes. The weather forecast set the race in perfect running conditions for the participants.

Founded in 2013, the Matterhorn Ultracks has become an renowned competition in the trail running world by both elite athletes and amateurs of races. This competition offers to its participants an exceptional course of various distances and a variety of difficulty levels in one of the most beautiful scenery of the Swiss Alps. Zermatt epitomizes the image of Switzerland and high level winter sports: with high alpine summits and infinites ski slopes. Spectators had the opportunity to watch the race from the main place in the village or for more adventurous crowds, they had the opportunity to cheer the competitors from key locations around the trail.

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