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324 pages. Bilingual French / English. Editions La Plage. 

Photographs: Alexis Berg - Texts: Frédéric Berg 
Foreword by Joe Grant. Posface by Jenn Shelton 

GRAND TRAIL is the first "fine book" of photographs and texts devoted to trail-running.

This is a sensitive book, directed by brothers who started a trip in 2015 to meet the most beautiful ultra-trails in the world. It is also a book of powerful stories, portraying great champions of this sport. 

With 13 portfolios of exceptional ultras.

 

With the portrait of 16 men and women champions.

  • Kilian Jornet
  • Anton Krupicka
  • Anna Frost
  • Emelie Forsberg
  • Scott Jurek
  • Sébastien Chaigneau
  • François d'Haene
  • Iker Karrera
  • Ryan Sandes
  • Antoine Guillon
  • Gediminas Grinius
  • Stephanie Howe
  • Thomas Lorblanchet
  • Dawa Sherpa
  • Laurence Klein
  • Florent Bouguin

With 13 thematic chapters:

  • Off on a diagonal
  • A short history of trail-running
  • Coming to trail-running
  • Born to run ?
  • A pen portrait of the ultra-trailer
  • Trail-running, a meeting ground
  • Mother nature, a frail setting and an implacable judge
  • A trail night’s dream
  • Trail-running in the original version
  • Training, an endless trail
  • Eat, drink. . . and run
  • An ultra in the heart of your body
  • Trail-running at the parting of the ways