Mike Foote Post-2011 TNF UTMB Interview

A video interview with Mike Foote, the top American at the 2011 TNF Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc.

By on August 30, 2011 | 13 comments

I think it’s safe to say that Mike Foote’s 11th place was the surprise performance by an American at this year’s The North Face Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc. Sure, he’d won The Bear 100 last autumn and had some solid runs this year, but he’d never before shown what he was capable of on a big stage. He set out methodically, coming though mile 13 at Saint Gervais in 99th place and moved up all day. Find out a bit more about Mike, what worked for him and what didn’t at this year’s UTMB, and whether he plans to be back next year.

[Editor’s Note: We’re afraid this video has been lost in the ether.]

Bryon Powell

Bryon Powell is the Editor-in-Chief of iRunFar. He’s been writing about trail running, ultrarunning, and running gear for 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.