2012 The North Face Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc (UTMB) Live Coverage

Ultra-Trail du Mont-BlancOnce again this year, The North Face Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc brings together the most internationally deep field of any 100-miler in the world. Stars from the US, Canada, Japan, China, Australia, and nearly every European country have assembled in Chamonix, France at the based of Mont Blanc to fully circle the massif.

Here at iRunFar we’ll be bringing you round the clock coverage of UTMB starting at 6:30 pm CEDT on Friday, August 31. (That’s 10:30 am Friday MDT back in the States.) As usual, we’ll be livecasting the event on iRunFar’s Twitter feed. We’ll also be combining our twitter feed with other possible news sources and encouraging all of you to join the discussion in the CoverItLive window below.

Update: Due to wintry weather, the UTMB course will be heavily altered. It will pass through France only as the Grand Col Ferret between France and Switzerland is now impractical for the more than 2,000+ racers. The revised course will be at least 100k, passing through Val Montjoie and Valle de Chamonix. The race starts at 7 pm local time Friday. We will provide UTMB course change and start time change information throughout the day.

[Ps. To get all the latest ultra news from iRunFar.com, subscribe via RSS or email.]

Here are a couple resources to help you follow the race:

Additional 2012 UTF UTMB Coverage After Accidental Shutdown

Earlier 2012 UTF UTMB Coverage




Please consider making a donation in support of our coverage of The North Face Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc. Purchasing items from the iRunFar Store also supports our race coverage around the world.

-Bryon Powell, Editor-in-Chief of iRunFar


LIVE 2012 – THE NORTH FACE® ULTRA-TRAIL DU… par UltraTrailMontBlanc

There are 7 comments

  1. mark rawlinson

    I feel really sorry for those who have travelled for the UTMB and are now running a bad-weather course, with a whiff of out and back about it. After last year's problems, I am beginning to think we had it lucky in 2007, and it was brilliant running through Italy and Switzerland.

Post Your Thoughts