30 Aug '17, 5pm

Strong American Contingent Among Stacked UTMB Field

The world’s best ultrarunners are descending on Chamonix, France, in preparation for the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc, the iconic 170K (106-mile) race around the Mont-Blanc massif that takes place September 1-3. With five previous champions entered, plus a host of eager UTMB vets and newcomers, the competition runs incredibly deep, on both the men’s and women’s sides. No American male has ever won the UTMB, but U.S. women have claimed the title five times. Top American David Laney, who placed third in 2015, expects “a trail battle that none involved will ever forget.” The Men On a perfect day, any one of the elite men’s competitors could take home the victory. The overwhelming favorite is Kilian Jornet , 29, of Spain, who has been virtually unbeatable over the last few years. In 2017 alone, Jornet has claimed victory at the Marathon du Mont Blanc, Sierre-Zinal and Hardrock 10...

Full article: http://trailrunnermag.com/people/culture/utmb-2017.html

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David Laney Pre-2017 UTMB Interview

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as the most consistent American men’s performer this side of Mike Foote . In the following interview, David talks about wh...

The field is set.

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Video of the start of the 2017 #UTMB.

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. Now he’s back to race UTMB again. In this interview, Tim talks about what he’s learned from racing around Mont Blanc pre...

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Two-time UTMB champ Xavier Thévenard returns to the queen race after winning the OCC last year. In the following interview...

Andrea Huser Pre-2017 UTMB Interview

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Be sure to check out this Grand Trail excerpt o...

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Gediminas Grinius Pre-2017 UTMB Interview

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. In the following interview, Gediminas talks about what drew him back to UTMB this year, why some of his results this yea...

2017 UTMB Results

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