The Project TransPyrenea Extreme
A trail running competition becomes an opportunity to conduct the most important trail running scientific research ever organized worldwide and in the history of this outdoor sport discipline. The scientific research will involve 48 selected international athletes from more than 10 countries who will join the two professional athletes of the TRM Endurance Team.
The TransPyrenea, a new Ultra Trail, that will challenge the physical and mental capabilities of 350 participants, becomes the privileged arena of an “on field” unprecedented scientific research which aims to study the human psico-phisical limits. The global research is organized by TRM (Trail Running Movement), a service sport company specialized in endurance mountain trail running and leader in professional training programs, with the involvement of two CNR (Italian National Research Council) Research Institutes, a University Research Center and a Private Nutritional Research Company.
350 international athletes, alongside the TRM Endurance Team, will have 400 hours of time (about 16 days) to complete the TransPyrenea trail track of 898km and 55.000 meters of elevation gain.
Exceptionally, the great sport challenge will be shared in real time before, during and after the race, through publications, events, press conferences, social networks, blogs and video-storytelling available to trail runners and to the scientific community through all TRM communication channels and/or other media interested to testify this extraordinary adventure.
The goals of the Project TransPyrenea Extreme
The TransPyrenea race is a unique opportunity to investigate the limits of human being sport performance and scientific sport knowledge.
TRM has launched the Project TransPyrenea Extreme in order to achieve three main goals:
- gather scientific parameters related to extreme psycho-physical performance,
- test a brand new “extreme” training methodology for trail running races over 330km.
- test trail running products and materials in extreme usability and wheather conditons
This latter product test will lead to the certification “TRM 900km”, a special recognition given by the TRM Endurance Team to the TRM partner’s products and services tested for 6 months. During this period the TRM Team will test the products in “real” conditions, following a specific testing protocol.
The project will be the pivot around which will be organized the World Wide TRM Communication Campaign focusing on extreme endurance outdoor sports, products and training methodology for ultra trail competitions.