2023 UTMB Live Coverage

iRunFar’s live coverage from the 2023 UTMB.

By on August 28, 2023 | Comments

Hoka - 2023 Western States 100For the 13th edition in a row, iRunFar is covering UTMB!

The UTMB course is typically 171 kilometers (106.2 miles) long with almost 10,000 meters (32,700 feet) of elevation gain as it encircles the Mont Blanc massif from Chamonix, France, through Italy and Switzerland, before finishing back in Chamonix. On August 23, the race organization announced a course change to the last segment of the route, which looks like it’ll increase the distance by just under 2 kilometers (about 1.2 miles).

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

The UTMB course records are held by Courtney Dauwalter, who set the current women’s record at 22:30:54 in 2021, and Kilian Jornet, who set the current men’s record at 19:49:30 in 2022.

We’ll be live-casting the event over on iRunFar’s Twitter feed with text and photo reports from all over the course. We’ll also be live blogging the same material as on Twitter below in this article.

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

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2022 UTMB start

The start of the 2022 UTMB on Friday, August 26, 2022. Photo: iRunFar/Kirsten Kortebein

Resources for Following the 2023 UTMB

These resources will help you follow the race:

iRunFar’s Live Coverage of the 2023 UTMB

Here we’re live blogging the progress of UTMB, and sharing the exact same content as on our Twitter feed. Enjoy viewing it right here or over on Twitter! Also, give it just a moment to load, once you arrive.

Additional UTMB Reading

While you’re following iRunFar’s coverage, catch up on your UTMB history:

Past UTMB Results Articles

Post-Race Interviews from the 2022 UTMB

Post-Race Interviews with Earlier UTMB Champions

Other Articles of Interest 

2022 UTMB start line women - Mimmi Kotka - Kaytlyn Gerbin - Hillary Allen

Mimmi Kotka (left) and Kaytlyn Gerbin take in the scene at the 2022 UTMB start line. Hillary Allen also looks on in the background. Photo: iRunFar/Kirsten Kortebein

Meghan Hicks

Meghan Hicks is the Editor-in-Chief of iRunFar. She’s been running since she was 13 years old, and writing and editing about the sport for around 15 years. She served as iRunFar’s Managing Editor from 2013 through mid-2023, when she stepped into the role of Editor-in-Chief. Aside from iRunFar, Meghan has worked in communications and education in several of America’s national parks, was a contributing editor for Trail Runner magazine, and served as a columnist at Marathon & Beyond. She’s the co-author of Where the Road Ends: A Guide to Trail Running with Bryon Powell. She won the 2013 Marathon des Sables, finished on the podium of the Hardrock 100 Mile in 2021, and has previously set fastest known times on the Nolan’s 14 mountain running route in 2016 and 2020. Based part-time in Moab, Utah and Silverton, Colorado, Meghan also enjoys reading, biking, backpacking, and watching sunsets.