2013 The North Face Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc (UTMB) Live Coverage

Ultra-Trail du Mont-BlancThe 2013 The North Face Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc kicks off in Chamonix, France at 4:30 pm local time (10:30 am EDT in US). 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.

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

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  1. tb

    so pumped for this race! US has a strong representation this year.

    with the combination of the Irunfar Twit Feed and UltraTrail.TV, 8/30/13 is going down as the most unproductive day of the year at my desk. :-p

      1. caper

        Being a dude and all you'd think I'd be more excited about UTMB running, but hearing Ann Trason is running I can't help but follow it now. It's like Bobby Orr or Reggie Jackson coming out of retirement (I'm Canadian, so I had to look up a baseball player name that was popular in the 70's so I'm hope Reggies the one). Someone posted the link in the twitter feed earlier, but I'll re-post incase people missed it as I book marked right away. http://www.ultralive.net/imtuf/webcast.php

        1. Anonymous

          Ann is 3rd woman, 15th overall at 24 mile aid station – 5:49 elapsed time
          Should be into 36 mile aid station within the next 30 mins or so

        2. jenn

          Man, she so rocks. I'm so glad she's back running – though I hope she doesn't feel any pressures except from herself. Your post made me flashback to her in the '90s, and me avidly consuming every bit of magazines I could find on her. Thinking she was nuts!, but in such a great way. Man, what she would've done with the UTMB course! Go Ann!, have a great time!

          1. Andrea

            Super cool to hear about Ann racing -she's utterly amazing! Would love to read an interview with her someday (hint, hint). Gonna check that race's website!

            1. MS

              Auto entry into 2014 WS for Ann would be highlight of the year for the sport! Just hearing she was there this year pacing was really cool

    1. sheffieldnick

      ET – send me an email through my site if you'd like to help me add some more ultras. All you need is the race results from a past year, including the split times at checkpoints/aid stations.


  2. Matt

    I think the start was always meant to be mid-afternoon. It just ended up being postponed the last couple of years due to the weather.

  3. open forum

    Great site. My only wish is that the owners and moderators were more open to allowing critical debate regarding "name" runners. This is not the same as being inflammatory or mean. Allowing no posts during the UTMB live coverage that are critical of Anton's training or racing is ridiculous. The man is a talent and an inspiration, but he is not very good at getting himself prepared to race well when it matters most. I think it a fair discussion to examine why this is and a discussion from which many lesser talented ultrarunners can benefit.

  4. Aaron

    I was glued to your twitter feed all last night — thanks for putting in the time, and keeping us informed. Looking forward to some post-race interviews!

  5. Herwin

    Actually, it was a bit annoying when you tried to follow the race and 90% of the comments were about the color of Tony's shoes and the size of Timmy's trousers. "I Run Fashion". (Just like the 9000 people who had to ask of Tony stepped out of the race).

    Besides, most of the debates could hardly be called debates at all. "Was Tony's injury caused by his shoes?" Well, maybe, but maybe not, how is somebody supposed to know the answer to that?

  6. Meghan Hicks

    open forum,

    Thanks for your note. You make a great point that other runners can and should learn from the experiences of top ultrarunners, including Anton. A constructively critical discussion, including one about Anton, is always welcomed on iRunFar.

    The problem is that some people were not being constructive in their dialogue. Just saying that someone sucks or is an idiot is not only unproductive but it's mean. Out of respect for both the constructive-dialogue process and the fact that Anton is human being with feelings, our moderators worked hard to keep the conversation swung in an appropriate discussion. I'm sure you can appreciate these requests: constructive criticism or no criticism, and speak to each other like you're out trail running. The requests our moderators made during UTMB's live coverage were precisely these. Thanks for reading.

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