Sunday, August 22, 2010

St. Anton Mountain Bike Marathon

Yesterday the Mountain Bike Marathon took place in the Tirolean holiday resort of St. Anton am Arlberg known worldwide in winter as a ski destination. Situated at 1,304 m above sea level St. Anton lies on the Rosanna River and belongs to the district of Landeck. St. Anton is a truly unique recreation paradise for the whole family. The cozy little town with 2,500 inhabitants has still maintained its genuine ambiance and charming atmosphere.
The Arlberger Mountain Bike Marathon is the third and final stage of the alpine triathlon "Arlberg Eagle". The overall winner must work on their physical fitness throughout the year to be ahead of the field in the ski race (Der Weisse Rausch celebrated in April 24th), in the half marathon (July 25th) and in the mountain-bike marathon (August 21st). After the bike marathon, the heroes of the triathlon are duly celebrated on 21st August and the coveted Adler trophy is awarded to those finishing at the front in all three disciplines in 2010.
The Arlberger Mountain Bike Marathon is the highlight and at the same time the end of the St. Antoner "Bike week". A pre marathon party and live music on Friday evening put the guests and participant in the mood for the demanding race.

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