2012 The North Face Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc Lottery

Top entrants in the 2012 The North Face Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc.

By on January 23, 2012 | 69 comments

Ultra-Trail du Mont-BlancThe lottery for spots in the 2012 The North Face Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc was held last Friday. As you’d expect, the field will be stellar again this year with the race will be celebrating its tenth running. We can’t wait to head back to Chamonix to cover the race! Without further delay, here are some of the top entrants.

American Men

  • Michael Foote
  • Topher Gaylord
  • Neal Gorman
  • Dave Mackey
  • Luke Nelson
  • Michael Wardian

American Women

  • Meghan Arbogast
  • Rory Bosio
  • Helen Cospolich
  • Krissy Moehl
  • Amy Sproston

International Men

  • Patrick Bohard (France)
  • Jez Bragg (UK)
  • Jonas Buud (Sweden)
  • Adam Campbell (Canada)
  • Michel Cercueil (France)
  • Sebastien Chaigneau (France)
  • Julien Chorier (France)
  • Matthias Dippacher (Germany)
  • François Faibre (France)
  • Stu Gibson (Australia)
  • Miguel Heras (Spain)
  • Hiroki Ishikawa (Japan)
  • Andrew James (UK)
  • Iker Karrera (Spain)
  • Hiroaki Matsunaga (Japan)
  • Nico Mermoud (France)
  • Csaba Nemeth (Hungary)
  • Marco Olmo (Italy)
  • Gary Robbins (Canada)
  • Carlos Sa (Portugal)
  • Yun Yanqiao (China)

International Women

  • Katia Fori (Italy)
  • Tracy Garneau (Canada)
  • Nichola Gildersleeve (Canada)
  • Ellie Greenwood (Canada/UK)
  • Lizzy Hawker (Switzerland/UK)
  • Nerea Martinez (Spain)
  • Ruling Xing (China)

Notable Omissions

  • Darcy Africa
  • Kilian Jornet
  • Tsuyoshi Kaburaki
  • Mike Wolfe

Call for Comments

  • Which top entrants have we missed?
  • The race is a long way off, but who do you think will be the few competing for men’s and women’s wins?
  • Who would you most like to see added to the race field?
  • Did you gain entry to this year’s UTMB or one of its sister races? If so, how excited are you?

Edits:
1/23/12 – Moved Csaba Nemeth from Omission to Interional Men’s list (thanks, Andras and Sz_Peter). Added Andrew James (thanks, Dan Afshar).

Bryon Powell

Bryon Powell is the Editor-in-Chief of iRunFar. He’s been writing about trail running, ultrarunning, and running gear for 15 years. Aside from iRunFar, he’s authored the books Relentless Forward Progress: A Guide to Running Ultramarathons and Where the Road Ends: A Guide to Trail Running, been a contributing editor at Trail Runner magazine, written for publications including Outside, Sierra, and Running Times, and coached ultrarunners of all abilities. Based in Silverton, Colorado, Bryon is an avid trail runner and ultrarunner who competes in events from the Hardrock 100 Mile just out his front door to races long and short around the world, that is, when he’s not fly fishing or tending to his garden.