Registration for the 2012 Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc opened today and runs until 9 January. I signed up this morning. Now the nail biting begins. The race field is limited to 2300 runners. The UTMB organizers reported this evening that 1800 people had preregistered. So I think we can anticipate a lottery occurring on 20 January.
So while we're waiting... A bit of motivation:
Ultramarathon Daily News | Friday, July 20
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