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Who will win - one of the favourites or an unknown?

by Press Release
Thursday 9th May 2013
Tags  The North Face Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc   |   The North Face   |   ULTRA-TRAIL DU MONT-BLANC   |   UTMB   |   TDS   |   CCC   |   PTL
 
 

Race news: The North Face® Ultra Trail Du Mont Blanc® - Chamonix, August 26 - September 1, 2013

Among the 6000 runners at the start of one of the The North Face® Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc® races are 1000 elite runners – around fifty of whom are big favourites – who are going to share the same races and the same rules as the 5000 unknown people, coming from the four corners of the world to participate in this big adventure.

For all, there are months of training but for these unknown persons there are intense kilometres between happiness, effort and emotions at the heart of the wonderful landscape at the foot of Mont-Blanc. For ten years, they have been part of The North Face® Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc® and without them, the challenge would be different. They are the keystone of this big challenge and they make the adventure real.

The 1000 others are runners who are used to running races and/or potential winners. They are at the start to make a good time, an exploit.

After a non-exhaustive search through results and world rankings, the organisation has identified some of the favourites for the 2013 race:


The favourites for the three 2013 races, all scratch podium potentials

UTMB®

Women

Fernanda MACIEL (BRA)
Nuria PICAS ALBETS (ESP)
Meghan ARBOGAST (USA)
Rory BOSIO (USA)
Amy SPROSTON (USA)
Laurence KLEIN (FRA)
Francesca CANEPA (ITA)
Ellie GREENWOOD (GBR)
Elisabeth HAWKER (GBR)

Men

Jason LOUTITT (CAN)
Yun YAN QIAO (CHN)
Zigor ITURRIETA RUIZ (ESP)
Dylan BOWMAN (USA)
Michael FOOTE (USA)
Neal GORMAN (USA)
Joe GRANT (USA)
Dakota JONES (USA)
Hal KOERNER (USA)
Anton KRUPICKA (USA)
Timothy OLSON (USA)
WMichael ARDIAN (USA)
Mike WOLFE (USA)
Sébastien CHAIGNEAU (FRA)
Julien CHORIER (FRA)
Emmanuel GAULT (FRA)
Marco OLMO (ITA)
Tsuyoshi KABURAKI (JAP)
Aite TAMANG (NEP)
Vajin ARMSTRONG (NZL)
Carlos SA (POR)
Jez BRAGG (GBR)
Jonas BUUD (SWE)


TDS™

Women

Nathalie MAUCLAIR (FRA)

Men

Pere AURELL BOVE (ESP)
Franck BUSSIERE (FRA)
Antoine GUILLON (FRA)
Dawa SHERPA (NEP)
Ryan BAUMANN (SUI)


CCC®

Women

Annie BAUMBER (GBR)
Sandrine MOTTO-ROS (FRA)
Anne VALERO (FRA)

Men

Jordi BES (ESP)
Sébastien CAMUS (FRA)
Sylvain CAMUS (FRA)
France Thomas LORBLANCHET (FRA)
Jesus Maria ROMON MARTINEZ (ESP)

 

  • © UTMB® [Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc®] : 3 countries - 168 km and 9,600 meters of vertical gain in semi-autonomy. 
    2300 runners at the start on Friday at 16:30 from Chamonix to Chamonix in 46 hours max.
  • © CCC® [Courmayeur-Champex-Chamonix] : 3 countries - 100 km and 5,950 meters of vertical gain in semi-autonomy. 
    1900 runners at the start on Friday at 9:00 from Courmayeur to Chamonix in 26 hours max.
  • © TDS® [sur les Traces des Ducs de Savoie] : 119 km and 7,250 meters of vertical gain in semiautonomy. 
    1400 runners at the start on Wednesay at 7:00am from Courmayeur to Chamonix in 33 hours max.
  • © PTL® [la Petite Trotte à Léon] : 3 countries - 300 km and 24,000 meters of vertical gain in complete autonomy. 
    A non-stop adventure race without rankings open to 80 teams Start on Monday at 22:00 from Chamonix to Chamonix in 138 hours max.

 

For further information check out www.ultratrailmb.com and ultratrail.tv 
Facebook: www.facebook.com/UltraTrailMontBlanc - Twitter: twitter.com/TNFUTMB

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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