The parade of nations is always an opportunity for the host nation to show off a little flair, and the festivities in Chiang Mai did not disappoint. Literal flare – or in this case, fireworks!
Next Up is the Vertical Mountain Running race, an all uphill race that covers 5.3 miles with 3,494 feet of climbing (8.5-kilometers, 1065-meters). The women’s team will be led by Lauren Gregory, Allie McLaughlin, and Rachel Tomajczyk – while the men will be led by defending champion Joseph Gray as well as Dan Curts and Cameron Smith. Join us back here for photo race highlights and some tales from the trail.