31 Aug '17, 8am

#UTMB

Two-time UTMB champ Xavier Thévenard returns to the queen race after winning the OCC last year. In the following interview, Xavier talks about why he comes back to Mont Blanc so often, whether he feels any pressure at the UTMB festival of races, and who he admires. [Our apologies to watchers for the intermittent poor audio quality and to Xavier for cutting an inaudible section of the interview, which we do include at the bottom of this article . Be warned that the audio quality of the additional clip is very bad. We know. ] Find out who else is racing in our men’s and women’s UTMB previews, then follow along with our live coverage on Friday and Saturday. Xavier Thévenard Pre-UTMB Interview Transcript Full transcript coming soon. Additional Lower Audio Quality Portion of Interview As noted above, the audio quality of this portion of the interview is quite bad. We include it...

Full article: http://www.irunfar.com/2017/08/xavier-thevenard-pre-2017-...

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