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

Live coverage of the 2012 The North Face Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc (UTMB) 100.

By on August 30, 2012 | Comments

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.

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

Additional 2012 UTF UTMB Coverage After Accidental Shutdown

Earlier 2012 UTF UTMB Coverage

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-Bryon Powell, Editor-in-Chief of iRunFar

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Bryon Powell

Bryon Powell is the Founding Editor of iRunFar. He’s been writing about trail running, ultrarunning, and running gear for more than 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.