At the Swissalpine there is a changing of the guard. Gian Gilli takes over the leadership of the largest summer running event in Graubünden next year. Andrea Tuffli, the 1986 founder and erstwhile head of Swissalpine, remains in the new five-member board.
The Spanish athlete, Tofol Castanyer, last year’s winner in the legendary K78 on the Swissalpine last year, also won the première in the new supreme discipline event, the T88, on Saturday, 28th July 2018, starting in St. Moritz and finishing in Davos. In the women’s section, Julia Bleasdale (Pontresina) was triumphant.
The Swissalpine is facing its most significant relaunch in its 32 years success story. The present supreme race discipline over 76 km (K78) is being substituted for the first time on July 28, 2018 by the Irontrail discipline (T88) over a distance of 88 km, starting in St. Moritz and finishing in Davos.
«Swissalpine – Race spectacle in three series» was the promise made by the organis-ers. With the K78, the King's race of the Swissalpine Marathon and five further races in this series, the T214 and two other races for the Swiss Irontrail and with four races in the Swiss Trail Series, this promise was easily fulfilled.
The Swissalpine Marathon and the Swiss Irontrail have been brought together under one roof. In the Grisons and centred in Davos, in last week of July, everyone can find a path to suit – whether ultra, mountain, hobby runners or families.
Zum 31. Mal wird Davos am Samstag, 30. Juli zum Mekka für Laufbegeisterte. Die rund 4000 Läuferinnen und Läufer jeden Alters aus 40 Nationen erwartet eine attraktive Palette von Strecken und Kategorien. Zu den beliebten Klassikern gesellen sich zwei attraktive neue Strecken.