Columbia presents UTMB® Stories | 2017 | BEST EVER EDITION ?
Let’s drop the suspense and remove the question mark of the title: yes, the 2017 edition of the UTMB® will be the best ever! Why? It will be the deepest field ever assembled for a 100 mile / 170 km race with all the best trailers in the world. A 2017 edition that participants themselves describe as historical. The fastest legs of the ultra world will be in for a spectacular ride around the highest summit of the Alps.
« It is the strongest competition ever assembled in the world! » , says Fred Bousseau, editor-in-chief of Trails Endurance magazine and a sports connoisseur. The trailer Seb Camus, in full preparation of the UTMB®, adds: "we never saw something like it! A crazy race! ". "This UTMB® will see former champions challenging themselves and many others fighting to become champions too! », says Dylan Bowman, an American trail runner. « It’s a big fight and it’s very open » adds Kilian, the unquestionable favorite of this race.
Who are they, these virtuoso runners? These masters of denivelation and speed? Kilian Jornet, Zach Miller, Sage Canaday, François d'Haene, Xavier Thevenard, Dylan Bowman, Tofol Castaner, Tim Tollefson, Jim Walmsley, Luis Alberto Hernando, Miguel Angel Heras, Gediminas Grinius, Andrew Symonds, Pau Capell, David Laney, Tom Owens, Marc Lauenstein, Jason Schlarb, Ryan Bak and Hayden Hawks. For the women : Caroline Chaverot, Rory Bosio, Megan Kimmel, Stevie Kremmer, etc.