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Andreas Reiterer (right) takes the next podium.

Ultra Trail World Tour: Riders on the podium

In the first race, after the Ultra Trail Mountain Running World Championship and the sensational silver medal win, Andreas Reiterer secured the next podium place in the international Ultra Trail World Tour. In the Swiss Grindelwald Mountains, over 51 kilometers and 3.100 meters in altitude, he was only beaten by the Swede Petter Engdahl and the Swiss Stephan Wenk.

Only recently Andreas Reiterer was crowned vice world champion in Ultra Trail mountain running. After a short break, the next race of the international Ultra Trail World Tour was on the program this weekend, at the Eiger Trail in the Swiss Grindelwald Mountains. The runners had to cover 51 kilometers and 3.100 meters of altitude. The start did not go according to the young Haflinger's wishes. After just a few kilometers, he had to slow down a lot and let his opponents go. “I didn't feel well at the start today. My legs were heavy and I couldn’t find the rhythm,” reported the 30-year-old from the Dinamo Running Team.

From kilometer 25 and now standing in 12th place, his body began to adapt better to the race and so he was able to increase the pace. With a courageous race to catch up, he was able to catch up runner after runner. In the last few kilometers a fight for the podium broke out, which the South Tyrolean was able to win. In 5:08,28 hours and third place, he once again underlined his strong form this year. In all of the Ultra Trail World Tour races he has taken part in so far, he has always been able to finish on the podium. Tobias Geiser from Mölten had to give up due to injury. Now the focus of the South Tyrolean Ultra Trail runners is on the classic UTMB Mont Blanc, which will take place at the end of August in the Mont Blanc mountains in France.

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