VAL D’ARAN BY UTMB INVESTIGATES POSSIBLE FOOD POISONING AT VDA-162KM/CDH-105KM
Val d’Aran by UTMB investigates possible food poisoning VDA-162km/CDH-105km. Our TRAIL RUNNING CALENDAR was alive covering and running the races of this inagural edition.
Our editor Mayayo ran the PDA-55k crossing the finish line with a smile, however, at Vielha’s Hospital 16 people were treated for possible food poisoning in VDA and CDH. A case that since yesterday has an opened official investigation. Let’s go with the details.
VAL D’ARAN BY UTMB INVESTIGATES POSSIBLE FOOD POISONING
To be honest, the truth is that in the CARRERASDEMONTANA.COM team we did not experience any food incident in Val d’Aran by UTMB: Neither Sabugo, who tracked the four races live as a press, nor Iñigo nor Mayayo who ran and finished PDA-55km, nor even Ernest who DNF after the first 50k of the CDH-105k.
And yet, it is evident that other colleagues of the longer races did have a real problem that we are all interested in knowing, evaluating… and resolve, so that it does not happen again. A case from which everyone learns.
VAL D’ARAN BY UTMB POSSIBLE FOOD POISONNING: ALL FACES.
To do this, we wanted to contrast the situation by asking information both to those affected, we did that via social media and also to the health organization. We must say that all parties have answered us quickly, including the Race Director himself, Xavi Pocino. From here, our thanks to everyone for being there and sharing each other’s experience so far.
As this is a medical topic, it is essential to be thoroughly informed and try to separate real data from personal impressions. At the moment, facts are thart 16 runners where at Hospital of Vielha and were treated for food poissoning among the 3,200 runners who took the start in the four mountain races.
The cases attended by this concept have in common to have run the two longest races and presented a picture of diarrera and vomiting that in the vast majority of cases manifested itself after crossing the finish line.
In addition to the cases documented in Vielha, other runners have subsequently said through social media that they have also been affected by the same problem.
Therefore, to measure the cause and scope of the problem, the organization opened a joint investigation with the health authorities of the Val d’Aran.
VAL D’ARAN BY UTMB POSSIBLE FOOD POISONNING: OFFICIAL FORM.
This research is part of THIS OFFICIAL QUESTIONNAIRE that has published the race on its official website and it has also been sent to the runners who took the start in the two affected villages.
From here we encourage you to take a look at it now. In case your symptoms coincide with what is stated there, it is important to fill it in and refer it. Knowing, of course, that this is a medical document and that it is vital to be very rigorous with everything you write there.
In this way the research aims to narrow as soon as possible, with verified data, WHAT, WHERE and HOW. From there, no doubt, we will be able to see if the numbers are far from incidents in other similar races and what was the specific reason for this outbreak.
From here we will continue to inform in detail, always consulting the two sides of the problem: Both the experience of those affected, as well as the ongoing investigation from the Race Director Office and the Health Service of Val d’Aran.
VAL D’ARAN BY UTMB INTOXICATION: WHERE DID THE PROBLEM ARISE?
Below we leave you reminder of both routes, because at the moment it works with the base hispotesis that the incident arose in the common section and VDA-CDH and before joining the PDA from the Pla de Beret.
TORN DERA VAL D’ARAN – VDA 162 KM | 10.700M+
The complete round to the Val d’Aran, that is the challenge that this race proposes. To achieve this, we must overcome no less than one hundred and 162 km | 1600M+. A more demanding and alpine test than its own utmb Chamonix matrix.
CAMINS D’HÈR – CDH 105 KM 6.500M D+ | 6.200M D-
Camins d’Hèr translates as Iron Roads. A tour of the wildest and highest parts of the Val d’Aran. 105 km with two very different areas: one, where the past and the hardness of the mountain take center stage, and another, where the water takes over presenting itself under different forms of lakes, waterfalls and rivers. The old mining past of the Valley is discovered in this spectacular race, which crosses tunnels and mines at the foot of the imposing Mauberme.
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