Ten years already: a film and two books!
The North Face® Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc® has become an exceptional event, a summit in all respects, in which more than forty thousand runners have taken part. To hail the "tenth", we have chosen to publish a film and two books which will …stand out!
- A myth, a territory, men, by Olivier Bessy
Co-published by Le Petit Montagnard • Autour du Mont-Blanc
14 x 20,5 cm - 288 pages - 79 illustrations - 29 € - August 29th
For about ten years, runners have come from Worldwide and volunteers have gathered from the hillsides to find themselves around Mont Blanc to celebrate such a high set of values. These two peoples, from Worldwide and Mont Blanc, what connects them? What explains the success of a running race henceforth recognized as the most beautiful of all times? What evolution in our leisure societies? What evolution in sporting practice?
Olivier Bessy, professor at the University of Pau and the Pays de l'Adour, answers with the double relevance of the sociologist and the geographer, and attempts to explain how this myth of an exceptional fertility and a feeling of territorial identity within the nearby alpine populations of France, Switzerland and Italy developed. Reaching his analysis, at the end of the book, he pays tribute in all the finishers since 2003 the list of which he publishes, matched by the performances which they realised.
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||- The most beautiful race in the world, by Philippe Billard
Co-published by Le Petit Montagnard • Autour du Mont-Blanc
Previous sending: November 2012
Here, everything is tangible … Everything is visible … Everything is sensitive … In the course of its pages the reader goes along the paths of Mont Blanc and lives, one by one, each of the ten year's events as if he was in the skin of those or one of those who have run. He learns that the human being has no other limits other that those that he imposes upon himself. He understands that this event is one which gathers people together, one which helps him to become better. Since 2003, thousands of ultra - trailers looped the immense loop. They immersed themselves in the legend, in their personal odyssey, becoming heroes. In rain, in snow, crushed by the merciless heat or stopped by the wind, Philippe Billard, the talented founder of Ultrafondus Magazine makes his reader pant on their heels, intoxicates them with flavours and with incomparable images, he makes them listen the rustle of the brook in the dead of night and makes them cry on the finishing line … In a luxurious box-case, the most beautiful photos of these ten years were put to the service of a text as lively, as it is moving
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||- And if you could do it again ... by Didier Lafond
"I must succeed... I must finish..." But it maybe that for this Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc ®, you will not finish. And others neither, who knows? But if you could do it again, you would redo it, maybe not in the same way, doubtless with a little more aggression, a little more love, a little more training. Didier Lafond's movie plunges, or rather flies away, into a world of images and sounds in very high definition, in very high resolution, with very high emotion: rain, sun, snow, wind, breaths, perspiration, summits, cols, torrents, rocks, paths, smiles, doubts, tears, limits, infinity, sounds of footsteps, indescribable happiness upon finally finishing. Through him, it is the mountains which carry in us this overwhelming interrogation: «And if you could do it again? » In a succession of ten sequences, like other editions put end to end, he who realised the most beautiful films about the UTMB ® over these last years, presents us ten human beings, ten situations, ten slices of life. Enter the soft illusion to consider an exceptional being and the consciousness of living extraordinary moments, every episode offers the possibility of an awakening: chapter one, the discovery… chapter two, the doubt… chapter three, the adolescence… chapter four, taking off …chapter 10, the maturity? Realized by Didier Lafond - approximately 30 mins – An Autour du Mont Blanc production
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Two more books and a DVD to discover
||- The Race of Light, by Alain Bustin
16€, 5€ are transfered to the associations supported by the organization
Run, run... At the rhythm of this hallucinating event, the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc®, Alain Bustin questions us about our own progress. Is it the result or the quest which matters? The purpose or the route? What's the use of suffering? And what about failure? What about love? Here, there are no rash answers, but an underlying questioning which leads the reader to appreciate the wealth of life's every moment. An original and deep novel set within the prestigious framework of the Alps.
||- Born to run, Christopher Mc Dougall •
American best-seller: more than a million copies sold.
• A true thriller: in search for a secret tribe of exceptional athletes.
• Revolution in the world of running races: a plea for « barefooting », minimalist racing.
Terra Nova Format 16 x 23 cm around 420 pages 29 €
On sale as from August 22nd 2012 All it needs is to plunge into the first pages to be gripped by Christopher McDougall's story and magic of a life where the happiness and the freedom to run seem unlimited.
Today the American trend of the " barefoot running " (running barefoot) is arriving, in force, in Europe and could indeed, here as well, question a lot of preconceived ideas.
||As each year a DVD will retrace the important moments from the 2012 event. It will include of a film of the UTMB®, three short films concerning the CCC®, the TDS™ and the PTL™, as well as a documentary on the subject of « How to manage my ultra? » produced by Dr Pierric Baisse.
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Where can one get these books? Where can one meet the authors at the Salon de l'Ultra-Trail®?
These books will be for sale at the shop of Ultra-Trail® products at the Salon de l'Ultra-Trail®.
You can meet the authors at the dedication stand situated in the entrance of the bar/restaurant space.