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This arrived via an official press release this morning:

At 01:30am CET on Tuesday 23rd August, the UTMB Mont-Blanc Race Committee was informed that a PTL runner had a serious accident near the Refuge de Plan Glacier. The runner was with his team on an official trail, which is secured for the PTL and marked throughout the year, between the Col de Tricot and the Refuge de Plan Glacier. 

The rescue helicopter team responded to the scene, following which they confirmed the death of the runner.   

This is already the second year in a row that someone died running the UTMB events. Last year a Czech runner fell to his death running the TDS, which prompted a partial halting of the race.

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