Only 6 days left to register for the Brazil 135 Ultra

Posted on December 25, 2008 by



 

One of the toughest in the world

One of the toughest in the world

 

 

January 23rd begins the BR 135 – 2009 Edition.  With 135 Miles (217 KM) to be crossed in up to 6 0 hours, BR 135 Ultra is considered Brazil’s most difficult foot race. In the heart of the Serra da Mantiqueira mountains, in the State of Minas Gerais, in the most difficult part of the “Caminho da Fe” (Path of Faith), Brazil 135 Ultra is in its second edition. The “Caminho da Fe” (Path of Faith) is the origin of this race.

BR 135 is part of the 135 Mile World Cup Series -aka- BAD135 – an American Corporation AdventureCorps’ initiative headed by Chris Kostman. AdventureCorps is the promoter of the Badwater 135 in Death Valley, CA.

These extreme World Cup Ultra Marathons are already considered the most difficult series on the planet. The races that belong to this World Cup are:

bullet Badwater Ultramarathon – race in the desert
bullet Arrowhead Ultra – race in the snow
bullet BR 135 Ultra – race in the mountains

BR 135 Ultra is extremely difficult because it takes place in the Serra da Mantiqueira mountains, with only 20 km of the 217 km being run without any inclination (so only about 12 of the 135 miles are flat…the rest is all uphill and downhill). Throughout the race the athletes run up and down the total distance of Mount Everest, with more than 10.000m (about 33.000ft) of elevation gain and approximately 9.000m (about 29.000ft) of elevation loss.  … for mor info, vist the site: http://www.brazil135.com.br/toppage1.htm