Ultra X Tanzania Race Documentary Released
August 10, 2023
Showcasing Adventure and Stunning Landscapes
/ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – Ultra X, the renowned global ultra-marathon events series, has unveiled the official race documentary capturing the inaugural Ultra X Tanzania, their first-ever race in Africa. This extraordinary 5-day, 250km race unfolded against the breathtaking backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro.
Key Highlights of Ultra X Tanzania:
Multi-Stage Challenge: Ultra X Tanzania is a multi-stage ultra-marathon spanning five challenging days and 250km. Participants test their endurance and spirit in this unparalleled adventure.
Scenic Marvels: Set against the backdrop of the rarely-explored hinterlands of northern Tanzania, around the iconic Mount Kilimanjaro, the race navigates through stunning and seldom-traveled landscapes.
Ascending Kilimanjaro: Competitors undertake an awe-inspiring ascent up Kilimanjaro, the world’s tallest free-standing mountain. This formidable endeavor forms a big part of the race’s allure.
UTMB® World Series Qualifier: Ultra X Tanzania holds the distinction of being a UTMB® World Series Qualifier in the 100K category.
Captivating Race Film: The enthralling race film documenting the trials and triumphs of Ultra X Tanzania is now available for free viewing, offering an immersive experience of the event’s essence and challenges. The race film is available for free here
“Ultra X Tanzania embodies the quintessential Ultra X spirit, combining adventure, breathtaking scenery, and the warmth of hospitable people. Our expectations were already high for this inaugural event, yet the race managed to exceed them in every way.”.
Sam Heward, Ultra X Co-Founder
About this Race
Organisers, Ultra X specifically designed this 220km five stage ultra marathon to ensure that each stage is totally unique and the event showcases the diversity and beauty of the country.
The course starts at the crater lake of Lake Chala on the Kenyan border before heading to the national park that hosts the main attraction, the reason the runners are there, Mount Kilimanjaro. Competitors climb halfway up the great mountain before sweeping down through the rural countryside and sugar plantations to Namalok Nature Reserve and the Blue Mountains.
Each day from Monday to Friday involved one stage, which will commence between 05:00 and 08:00 and range between 30km and 70km. There are checkpoints stationed approximately 10km apart where competitors can access water, shelter, and, if necessary, support including physical therapists and medics.
Each night, competitors camped in locations chosen to showcase the very best of the local area, where they can enjoy physiotherapy treatment, medical care, and hot water.
In 2023 the event had 100 competitors and was won by Jessica Johnson (UK) and Robin Fournier (CH).
About Ultra X
Ultra X organise a series of multi-stage ultra marathons in some of the most exotic and exciting places on the planet. Their mission is to put on life-changing, transformative experiences and provide best in class support to participants to allow anyone to take on one of their events. Ultra X believe that the experience of a multi-stage race is one of the best experiences that anyone can have and their aim is to get more people participating.
Link to images from race: https://ultra-x.photohawk.com/galleries/ultra-x-tanzania-2023
Link to video from race: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmJaIi0KWz8