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Ultra-Trail® Mt.Fuji® – Results

The Ultra-Trail® Mt.Fuji® marked the 10th visit of the Ultra-Trail® World Tour in 2015.

 

With heavy rain before and during parts of the race, the 169-kilometer loop around Mount Fuji with more than 8.300 meters of gain was made very difficult.

 

Start of the race - Ultra-Trail Mt.Fuji- Copyright: Alexis Berg

Start of the race – Ultra-Trail Mt.Fuji- Copyright: Alexis Berg

 Umbrellas could have been in the advised gear this year. A lot of passers-by came to see the runners in spite of the bad weather.

 

 

Copyright : Alexis Berg

 

 

 

 

 

In the end Gediminas Grinius (LIT), on a modified course, won with a time of 20:40:58.

He was followed more than 1 hour later by the Frenchman Arnaud Lejeune (FRA) in 21:54:51 and Jeff Browning (USA) in 22:01:01 to complete the podium.

Jeff Browning, Gediminas Grinius and Arnaud Lejeune
Copyright: Alexis Berg

In the women’s competition Uxue Fraile-Azpeitia (SPA) proved to be in super shape after her second place in Chamonix 4 weeks before. Finishing the race in 25:34:02 (16th overall), she won more than 1 hour ahead of Fernanda Maciel (BRA) and Aliza Lapierre (USA), who finished together in 26:44:25.

Uxue Fraile-Azpeitia
Copyright: Alexis Berg

 

In the overall ranking of the UTWT the two winners of the weekend make a very good operation: Gediminas Grinius (604) is now in the lead. He is followed by Antoine Guillon (540) and Sondre Amdahl (527). The Diagonale des Fous will be decisive.

For the women Dong Li (599) is still leading. She is currently ahead of chasers Caroline Chaverot (577) in 2nd place and Uxue Fraile-Azpeitia (542) in 3rd.

 

Looking forward to a beautiful last stage in 4 weeks in Reunion Island.

 

 

The full results of The Ultra-Trail® Mt.Fuji® 2015 as well as the overall UTWT ranking are now available HERE!

NEXT UP: 

La Diagonale des Fous – Grand Raid



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