On Sunday 21 June 2015, five continental relay teams, featuring expert and amateur runners, battled it out in an action-packed relay race around Mont Blanc, ASICS Beat the Sun. A mere four seconds separated Team Americas and Team South Europe after each team had completed 150km course, with both teams finishing the challenge in 15 hours and 3 minutes and beating the sun by 38 minutes.
Nature’s toughest challenge got the better of Team Asia-Pacific, Team Africa and Team Europe North who were unable to beat the sun around the iconic Mont Blanc.
ASICS Beat The Sun took place on 21 June 2015. Regarded as nature's toughest relay, the event saw 5 continental teams battle it out against each other, while also attempting to become the first team to beat the sun around the legendary Mont Blanc. They had just between sunrise and sunset, 15 hours, 41 minutes and 35 seconds, to cover 148km between them. Each team featured three professional athletes and three amateurs, racing in relay to become the first team around Mont Blanc - the highest peak in Western-Europe at 4,810m - while passing through France, Italy and Switzerland as they attempt to 'beat the sun' in the ultimate challenge. The teams represented America, Asia-Pacific and Africa, Southern Europe and Northern Europe. An incredible race, and an unbelievable challenge. ASICS Beat The Sun 2015
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