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UTMB® 2016 – The countdown has begun !

L’UTMB® starts in 14 days ! The adventure starts here !

 

This is it. This is the moment ! Time has come to go to Chamonix and the craziness of the UTMB week over there in the French Alps from 22th to 28th August. This year again thousands of runners will take part to one of the 5 races of the event, running around the Mont-Blanc. An extraordinary epic reaching one of the most beautiful vantage points in the world, which they are not ready to forget !

 
The 170-kilometer race (10.000m of elevation gain) is one of the SERIES races of the Ultra-Trail® World Tour, a vigorous competition for some and a personnal challenge to achieve for others, in any case, an extraordinary time in your life !
 

 
UTMB® is also the meeting between thousands of passionate trail runners and international elite athletes. This year, they are many to take part in the adventure for a huge competition to come !

 

Among the favorites, we are expecting :

 

BOSIO Rory 806 Etats-Unis
CHAVEROT Caroline 804 France
PICAS Núria 787 Espagne
BOULET Magdalena 781 Etats-Unis
TAYLOR Janessa 777 Etats-Unis
HUSER Andrea 771 Suisse
ST LAURENT Alissa 765 Canada
CANEPA Francesca 757 Italie
ARENAS ALCAZAR Gemma 752 Espagne
BOIFAVA Federica 751 Italie
VAUGHT Joelle 738 Etats-Unis
FRAILE AZPEITIA Uxue 737 Espagne
MACIEL Fernanda 732 Brésil
PARIS Jasmin 731 Royaume-Uni
LAPIERRE Aliza 728 Etats-Unis
BES GINESTA Cristina 726 Espagne
LI Dong 716 Chine
CHOW Pui Yan 714 HK
LECOMTE Emilie 710 France
ZIMMERMANN Denise 708 Suisse
SPROSTON Amy 707 Etats-Unis
BLANCHET Juliette 702 France
OGI Helene 695 Suisse
WERMESCHER Ildiko 695 Hongrie
WLAD Kerrie 691 Canada

 

Among men favorites :

 

HERNANDO ALZAGA Luis Alberto 926 Spain
CASTANER BERNAT Tofol 899 Spain
HERAS HERNANDEZ Miguel Angel 898 Spain
MILLER Zach 898 United States
SCHLARB Jason 896 United States
LANEY David 894 United States
HUGENSCHMIDT Stephan 892 Germany
GRINIUS Gediminas 890 Lithuania
TOLLEFSON Tim 885 United States
SYMONDS Andrew 881 United Kingdom
SANDES Ryan 880 South Africa
BES Jordi 879 Spain
MARAVILLA Jorge 877 United States
ANTOLINOS Fabien 877 France
BARTOLO Pau 876 Spain
YAN Longfei 872 China
HERMANSEN Didrik 871 Norway
POMMERET Ludovic 870 France
SMITH Ryan 861 United Kingdom
DOMINGUEZ LEDO Javier 860 Spain
LORBLANCHET Thomas 859 France
CHORIER Julien 858 France
OLSON Timothy 854 United States
LEJEUNE Arnaud 851 France
KAISER Ryan 849 United States

 

And many others will be there, rubbing shoulders with Aiguille de Bionnassay and crossing Col du Bonhomme by moonlight. At sunrise, they will cross Col de la Seigne into Italy and the magical Val Veni overlooked by Noire du Peuterey and the glaciers descending Mont-Blanc. Later they will reach the Val Ferret, guarded by Dent du Géant and Grandes Jorasses before finally turning into Switzerland to relish the beautifully protected countryside.

 

They will climb over Bovine and Les Tseppes. Then, with Aiguille Verte in front of them, under the vertical heights of the Drus and with majestic presence of Mont-Blanc before them, they will dive down towards the finishing line in the heart of Chamonix, so particular, that it leaves you an immortal memory.

 

Whatever happens, on Sunday will be day of celebration, celebrating the winners and applauding the last finishers with the same fervour.

At the end of this week, you will leave with heaviness in the legs, but the mind revitalized and the light heart!

 

Live follow-up of the ‪#‎UTMB‬

 
The live follow-up services by sms LiveTrail and by gps tracker DotVision Motion are now available here.

 

LIVE follow up of the races on ‪#‎UTMB‬®TV, from Wednesday to Sunday  here.

 

See you in Chamonix, the last week of August to live the adventure !

 

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