8th Day of the 2009 Gore-Tex Transalpine Run
Once again, on the eighth and last leg, there was no stopping leading Britons Andrew Syminds and Tom Owens, who won the 2009 5th Gore-Tex Transalpine Run, setting a new record.
As expected, the two Britons Andrew Symonds and Tom Owens also won the last leg of the 2009 GORE-TEX® Transalpine-Run from Schlanders, Italy, to Latsch, Italy. The two „Saab Salomon Outdoor“ Team runners took 2:46:51.8 hours to complete the day's 17.78 miles and a difference in altitude of 5,961 feet. Overall, the winning duo undercut the 2007 record (24:02:47.2) for the Western route totaling almost 149 kilometers and a difference in altitude of more than 49,200 feet by 22 minutes. Thomas Geisenberger and Michael Veit of „Team Dr. Steinbauer“(25:57:59.4) finished second overall, ahead of „Telmekom Team South Tyrol's“ Roland Osele and Michael Fischer. Irene Senfter and Petra Theiner snatched the female winners' crown.
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