Logo%20SGi%20N%26B.ai Inov-8 has announced the launch of a new downhill running race down the Streif, the legendary ski slope on the Hahnenkamm mountain in Kitzbühel, Austria, widely considered as the world's toughest ski slope. The Streif features blind drops, high speed jumps, curves, and steep slopes with a gradient of up to 80 percent. It will be the first time that runners will be given the opportunity to race down this iconic ski race track, at a time of the year where there should be no snow on the ground. The inov-8 Descent Race will take place on Saturday Oct. 6, 2018, and will be open to 180 runners. The race will see competitors set off at 30 seconds intervals from the ski start-house located at the top of the Hahnenkamm mountain. The starting gate is at an elevation of 1,665 meters above sea level. The vertical drop is 110 meters. Ski gates will guide the way for runners. The fastest 30 participants in both the men's and women's categories will qualify for the final run, in which finalists will set off in reverse order - similarly to skiing - at one-minute intervals.