For the 12th 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 6 p.m. CEST (10 a.m. MDT in the U.S.) on Friday, August 26.
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 UTMB has seen numerous small course changes through time. Most notably, in 2015, the race course increased in length by a couple of very difficult kilometers when the Col des Pyramides Calcaires in Italy was added to it. In 2014, François D’Haene ran the fastest time on the original course in 20:11:44, while Pau Capell from 2019 has the fastest men’s time of 20:19:07 for the route including Pyramides Calcaires. In 2021, Courtney Dauwalter ran seven minutes faster than Rory Bosio did in setting the previous overall UTMB women’s record, thereby unifying the women’s course records in 22:30:54.
Here are some resources to help you follow the race:
- iRunFar’s women’s and men’s previews;
- iRunFar’s pre-race video interviews Pau Capell, Ragna Debats, Aurélien Dunand-Pallaz, Tom Evans, Azara García, Mimmi Kotka, Hannes Namberger, Katie Schide, Audrey Tanguy, Jim Walmsley, and Fu-Zhao Xiang;
- The UTMB website, including tabs for the course map and elevation profile, technical data, and more;
- A search function for entrants, with tabs for race favorites; and
- The race administration’s live tracker for all entrants.
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Additional UTMB Reading
We invite you to catch up on your UTMB history while you’re following the coverage:
- Our UTMB results articles from 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2021;
- An article about the UTMB culture;
- A gorgeous excerpt about UTMB from the book Grand Trail by Frederic and Alexis Berg;
- Our post-race video interviews from 2021: François D’Haene (champion), Courtney Dauwalter (champion), Aurélien Dunand-Pallaz (2nd), Camille Bruyas (2nd), Mathieu Blanchard (3rd), and Mimmi Kotka (3rd); and
- Our post-race video interviews with earlier champions: Rory Bosio (2013 and 2014), Jez Bragg (2010), Francesca Canepa (2018), Pau Capell (2019), Caroline Chaverot (2016), Courtney Dauwalter (2019), François D’Haene (2012, 2014, and 2017), Lizzy Hawker (2010, 2011, and 2012), Kilian Jornet (2011), Nathalie Mauclair (2015), Núria Picas (2017), Ludovic Pommeret (2016), and Xavier Thévenard (2013, 2015, and 2018).
We’ve been requested to remove UTMB Live’s video coverage of this year’s UTMB in deference to one of the race’s partners.
You can watch the live video here.
Here we collect a number of Twitter resources, including our Twitter feed, which will supply lots of information before, during, and after the race: