2017 UTMB Live Coverage

2017 UTMB - CamelbakFor the eighth year running, iRunFar is covering UTMB! The UTMB is 170 kilometers (105.5 miles) long with 10,000 meters (32,800 feet) of climbing, and it encircles the famed Mont Blanc, starting and finishing in Chamonix, France, while traveling through Italy and Switzerland in the process.

You can find our full news stream of the event in this article as well as more resources to help you follow the race. You can also venture over to our Twitter feed and see more updates on our Facebook page.

The course records are held by Rory Bosio at 22:37:26, set at the 2013 race, and François D’haene at 20:11:44, set in 2014. Keep in mind that the race increased in length by a couple (difficult) kilometers since these two records were set, so someone will have to have the race of their life to get under these times. But, this is 21st century ultrarunning and someday in the not-too-distant future a runner will. And it could very well be this year.

GU EnergyAltra logoA special thanks to Camelbak for making our coverage of UTMB possible!

Thanks also to GU Energy and Altra for their support of our UTMB coverage.

[If you head over to our Facebook page before the end of the race, we’ve got a contest for Camelbak and Altra gear.]

The race starts at 6 p.m. CEST (10 a.m. MDT in the U.S.) on Friday, September 1.

Here are some resources to help you follow the race:

We’d suggest you catch up on your UTMB history while you’re following the coverage:

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-Bryon Powell, Editor-in-Chief of iRunFar

iRunFar’s Live Coverage of the 2017 UTMB

Our 2017 UTMB Twitter List

UltraTrail.TV’s live video feed of the 2017 UTMB


Video of the Start of the 2017 UTMB

Meghan Hicks

is the Managing Editor of iRunFar and the author of 'Where the Road Ends: A Guide to Trail Running.' The converted road runner finished her first trail ultramarathon in 2006 and loves using running to visit the world's wildest places.