The Ultra Trail du Mont-Blanc 2015

The race is underway and it’s been so exciting to watch an event unfold all week live through the internet. It’s amazing how fast technology is expanding to allow us real time access to watch and view events like this live as they happen now all without a cable subscription.

Check out the live stream from the Ultra Trail du Mont-Blanc here:


English Live – UTMB Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc 2015 by UltraTrailMontBlanc

 

I was a bit disappointed that Rob Krar didn’t make it out for the race this year. Ty and I have been discussing the idea of getting our 6 more points to qualify. After this weekend of watching the race I have a strong feeling we will be aiming to attend the Ultra Trail du Mont-Blanc in 2017.

The course map below really shows how tough running this event can be. The elevation change over the 168km. With 9600m of change that’s roughly 6 miles of up and down. Slightly less change than the Georgia Death Race we ran back in March of 2015, but at a much higher elevation.

utmb-course-map

 

 

Update 3pm ET:

Zach Miller just won the CCC 100km event. Racing on the Nike Trail team this is an impressive win for Nike. Even better yet Tim Tollefson just took 2nd also from team Nike.

The Courmayeur Champex Chamonix (CCC) course map really shows how difficult all this elevation would be to run:

Courmayeur Champex Chamonix Course

 

Zach Miller finishing first at the Courmayeur Champex Chamonix can be seen on video here:

Zach Miller (USA) 1st finisher #CCC

Posted by Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc – UTMB on Friday, August 28, 2015

 

 

Tim Tollefson finishing second at the Courmayeur Champex Chamonix can be seen on video here:

Tim (USA) 2nd finisher #CCC !!

Posted by Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc – UTMB on Friday, August 28, 2015

 

 

 

Peter Jaegersen

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