UTMB Stars - Vincent Delebarre
- Vincent Delebarre, the quiet strength -
During his childhood, Vincent Delebarre have been practicing trail-running without knowing it. At the age of 12, he is already running on mountain trails while waiting for his parents at the top of passes. Pioneer of the discipline, he has a background of triathlete that allows him to win in the Festival des Templiers in 1999 and 2000. In 2004, for its second edition, he won UTMB® ahead his friend Dawa Sherpa, having shared with him the first part of the race.
It is in Champex, that the child of the valley takes control of the race. Always smiling and relaxed, he takes the time to listen to the corn players of the Alps, as a passing official who pays tribute to local traditions. Normal, Vincent is kind of a local here. Coach for the Chamonix running club (CMBM), he knows the course by heart and manages his race accordingly. In the last climb before Chamonix, he threw his last strength in the battle allowing him to take a small break at the summit, enjoying the end of a race where his mental and body were perfectly balanced. True UTMB® lover, he does it again the following year, finishing 2dn overall. Marking for good UTMB® with his quiet strength.