2021 UTMB Live Coverage

iRunFar’s live coverage of the 2021 UTMB.

By on August 23, 2021 | Comments

Altra Lone Peak 5 MenFor the 11th edition in a row, iRunFar is covering UTMB! The UTMB course is 171.5 kilometers (106.5 miles) long with over 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. The race starts at 5 p.m. CEST (9 a.m. MDT in the U.S.) on Friday, August 27.

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 for in-depth coverage from the course during the race.

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 (very difficult) kilometers since these two records were set, so someone will have to have an incredible day to get under these times. But, this is 21st-century ultrarunning and someday in the not-too-distant future a runner will.

A special thanks to Altra for making our coverage of UTMB possible!

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Here are some resources to help you follow the race:

We invite you to catch up on your UTMB history while you’re following the coverage:

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UltraTrail.TV’s Live Video Feed of the 2021 UTMB

This video feed is managed by the race organization and will be live all over the course on race day(s):

iRunFar’s Live Coverage of the 2021 UTMB

Here we collect a number of Twitter resources, including our Twitter feed, which will supply lots of information before, during, and after the race:

Video of the Start of the 2021 UTMB

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.