Lizzy Hawker, 2010 UTMB Champion, Video Interview

Lizzy Hawker won the 2010 Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc. The victory was a record third win and she’s done it in only four visits to the race. (She finished second to Krissy Moehl in 2009.) In the interview, Lizzy talks about her running background, about winning her first mountain race – the 2005 UTMB, what makes UTMB so special, her experience with the multi-part 2010 UTMB, and her upcoming race schedule, including the 100k world championships, The North Face Endurance Challenge Championships, and possibly The Grand Slam of Ultrarunning.

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  1. What everybody'

    This is not a UTMB champ. UTMB was cancelled, therefore Jezz and Lizzie have won nothing. The CCC replacement was at best a watered down concilation, absolutely not a race which should be recognized as the 2010 UTMB.

    1. Bryon Powell

      WET, you are out of line. The race organization did cancel UTMB on Friday night but a revised race was restarted on Saturday morning. A race organization can alter a course at will, whether it's a small re-route to avoid an obstacle or a wholesale replacement of the course. Jez and Lizzie ran the event that the race organizers deemed to be the UTMB. Surely, these runners cannot (nor would they) say that they had run the Tour du Mont Blanc, but they have, in fact, won the event know as the Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc, an ultra-distance trail race on Mont Blanc. Get over it.

      Furthermore, there is no need to separately degrade Mike's and Lizzie's and Jez's performances. Your repeated comment would be best served and more appreciated under our general race summary. These individuals did not control in the slightest which course was run or who showed up at the starting line. They showed up and kicked ass.

      One last point, if you intend to post such inflammatory comments in the future, might I suggest taking ownership of your comments by leaving your real name. Not doing so is quite cowardly.

  2. Angus Elder

    That's better than censorship Bryon. Thanks for all the interviews, especially of the british folk. Whilst injured, i'm finding myself following the US trail scene, from Scotland, for no apparent reason other than the quality of coverage yourself and Matt Hart provide.

    Thanks very much.

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