The stormy forecasts of Météo France for the division of Haute-Savoie positioned in orange vigilance this Friday pressured the organizers of the Mont-Blanc marathon to cancel the first of eight races, that of the 90 kilometres. The runners have been to begin at 4am. A complete of eight races are unfold over three days with 10,500 members from greater than 80 nations.
Gusts at 100 km / h and hail introduced
In reference to the prefecture, the organizing committee most popular to cancel this occasion. In a press launch despatched to members, the organizers clarify:all the climate fashions are unanimous, together with that of the race meteorologist. The state of affairs introduced in the Haute-Savoie division and extra significantly in the Chamonix Mont-Blanc Valley from Friday June 24 at noon signifies heavy steady rain, gusts of wind from 80 to 100 km/h at any altitude, main stormy disturbances (hail, thunder, lightning) and temperature drops to 5°C at an altitude of 2000m“.
Concerning the Vertical Kilometer, the security fee will meet this morning to rule on whether or not to preserve or postpone the race to Saturday morning.
The Mont-Blanc marathon is on Sunday with a few of the finest runners in the world and a whole lot of amateurs for 42km and 2500m of elevation acquire.