The title is short for the Courmayeur, Champex-Lac, Chamonix race and it covers 101 km with 6,100 meters of ascent. Converting this to English money, it is just over 60 miles in length with over 20,000 feet of ascent - a daunting challenge for anyone. A lot did not make it. 2132 started and over 550 dropped out, with 1578 finishers.
There was no dropping out for Gary Bradley. His race went well and he finished in 466th place in 19hrs, 43mins which was inside his target time of under 20 hrs. Quite an achievement.
A race report from Gary follows