I admit I struggled a bit with the elevation change in my first ultra, The North Face Endurance Challenge 50K Madison. The 3,598 feet may not be much to some, but it definitely kicked this Midwesterner's butt. It truly is nothing though, compared to another North Face sponsored race, the Ultra Trail du Mont-Blanc (UTMB).
One of Europe's better-know ultramarathon races, the UTMB is a circumnavigation of the famous mountain, visiting 3 countries. 62,000 feet of elevation change, just over 100 miles, really an amazing feat to finish!
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