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3rd edition of the unique ascent race on March 16th 2017

> Random drawing of participants

-- Paris, France (le 12/12/2016) - The 118 participants of the Eiffel tower Vertical are announced !

The Eiffel tower Vertical - the "vertical kilometer" of the EcoTrail® de Paris - is an ascent race going all the way up the most visited paid-for monument in the world.  This high-speed time trial race (new start every 30 seconds or every minute) is a true physical challenge, set in a monument that is the very definition of challenge.

In 2015, for the first edition of the Eiffel tower Vertical, 61 participants from 14 different nationalities, and representing every running discipline, gathered for this first edition. In 2016, there were more than 400 subscriptions to this event, from 23 different nationalities, making it 1/3 more than the previous year for a total of 100 participants.

This year, the number of participants to an even more accessible race is increasing again. 128* French and international runners will be climbing the steps of the Eiffel ower on March 16th 2017. Find below the names of 78 drawn runners and the names of the 40 runners chosen by the expert committee.

* The 10 wild-card runners will be announced by the end of January 2017

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About the Eiffel tower Operating Company (SETE)

On January 1st 2006, the City of Paris assigned the operations and management of the Eiffel Tower to the SETE within the frame of a public service delegation over a period of 10 years. The SETE is a semi-public company of which 60% of the capital is held by the City of Paris. It is chaired by Bernard Gaudillère, Counselor of Paris, and managed by Anne Yannic. The SETE employs more than 300 people. Its turnover for the year 2015 amounts to €81.8 million. www.toureiffel.paris

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About EcoTrail® Paris

EcoTrail est un concept d'événements de course nature organisée à proximité directe des grandes villes et leur banlieue et dont l'ambition est d'offrir au plus grand nombre l'opportunité de (re)découvrir le patrimoine naturel et culturel de leur territoire tout en s'adonnant à une activité sportive en plein air.

EcoTrail is a concept of trail running events organized in close proximity to major cities and their suburds and whose ambition is to offer to many as possible to (re) discover the natural and cultural heritage of their territory while participating to outdoor sports activities.