Once 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.
Here are a couple resources to help you follow the race:
- The UTMB website, including at the technical information about the race (there are tabs for the
course, profile, etc. – check our update page for current UTMB course map and elevation profile) and the entrants list;
- iRunFar’s men’s and women’s elite previews;
- iRunFar’s pre-race video interviews with Julien Chorier (Updated!), Rory Bosio, Mike Foote, Luke Nelson, and Gary Robbins;
- UTMB runner tracking; and
- The full UTMB UltraTrail.TV website, with live broadcasts, webcams, and more.
Additional 2012 UTF UTMB Coverage After Accidental Shutdown
Earlier 2012 UTF UTMB Coverage
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-Bryon Powell, Editor-in-Chief of iRunFar
LIVE 2012 – THE NORTH FACE® ULTRA-TRAIL DU… par UltraTrailMontBlanc