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05.09.2018 13:53 Age: 1 year
Category: Albania

Pre-race report 2nd GlobalLimits Albania – The Hidden Treasure -


The highly anticipated GlobalLimits Albania - The Hidden Treasure – second edition is going to take place between 7 and 15 September 2019. Starting from the UNESCO World Heritage site city of Berat, lucky runners from 20 countries are going to blaze towards the south through 220km of remote mountains across Albania (with 8,000m of altitude gain in total), stay in local villages and enjoy the hospitality of the people, cross the Ionian Sea and reach the finishing line in the UNESCO World Heritage site of Butrint, at the heart of the magnificent ancient complex in the 2000 years old amphitheater.

What could be better than seeing friends from all over the world in a race? Seven of our runners this time are qualified to receive the "GlobalLimits Heritage Site Runner" series award upon completing this race – they have already completed two other qualified GlobalLimits races: Michael Traub (USA), Yaneisy Montero (Canada), Mark & Wika Rawson (UK/Indonesia), Ruthann Sheahan (Ireland), George Livanos (Australia) and Dan Brendan (USA).

This year, we welcome our first delegation from Kosovo - they are Lena Maliqi, Baton Gashi and Shkumbin Cena. Welcome!

Moreover, our GlobalLimits veterans veterans of GlobalLimits Stan Lee (Canada) is going to compete in his 9th GlobalLimits race Gianpietro Marion (Italy) and Teresa Lam (Hong Kong) are also here for their eighth GlobalLimits race. And not to forget, the German legend Joe Kelbel in his 420th (!!!) marathon/ultra.

Besides enjoying the beautiful nature of the Albania, we are expecting a fierce competition to the podium. Our podium favorites at the moment are: Xavi Marina from Spain and Michael Traub from USA, both of them are two times GlobalLimits podium winners. At the lady’s side, Ruthann Sheahan from Ireland is always our podium favorite!

Spectators, friends and family could take part in the race and cheers for their own favorites by following GlobalLimits on Facebook www.facebook.com/GlobalLimitsSportMarketing , and Instagram @globallimits_running. Race reports, results and photos will be posted daily. We look forward to your supports!

We wish all runners a smooth and pleasant journey to Tirana, the capital of Albania. Our team will be waiting for you with cold beers and cocktails in their hands at the rooftop bar of our opening hotel.


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