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7000 trail runners await the start of the 2015 Marathon du Mont-Blanc

by Editor
Wednesday 24th June 2015

Race preview: Marathon du Mont-Blanc (80km/42km/23km/10km/KM Vertical/Mini Cross) - June 25-28, 2015

Let the party begin !

With a weather forecast, which at the moment,anticipates clement weather, this week-end's 7000 participants are quivering with impatience !

A high calibre sporting line-up !

With three races on the competition-calendar, including Skyrunning®, the French and international level is particularly high.

Kilian Jornet (ESP) will be present for the Vertical Kilometre, with the intention of beating his own record. With 939 ITRA ranking points, he figures as the big favourite, but we can also count on Max King (USA), Aritz Egea Caceres (ESP), the Norwegian Thorbjørn Thorsen Ludvigsen or even Colombian Saul Antonio Padua Rodriguez.

On the 80km, there are 20 runners who have more than 800 ITRA points, with in the lead two Americans, Dakota Jones (913 pts) and Alex Nichols (883 pts), followed by the French Sebastien Chaigneau (875 pts), who is making a come-back after numerous injuries.

For the women, the USA is again in the lead with Rory Bosio (806 pts). Mira Rai, the Nepali will be almost at home here and may surprise everybody!

The 42km is also well served with 26 athletes totalling more than 800 points. Max King (USA), Aritz Egea Caceres, Thorbjorn Thorsen Ludvigsen and Saul Antonio Padua Rodriguez are making it a double with the Vertical KM. Sebastien Spheler (FRA) has just won the Samoëns trail Tour and must feel confident. But in the French camp, Xavier Thévenard or Michel Lanne are also here to win!

Amongst the women Elie Greenwood (CAN), Aline Camboulives (FR) Stéphanie Jimenez (ITA) or Stéphanie Duc (FR) are the principal favourites. 

Marathon du Mont-Blanc (80km/42km/23km/10km/KM Vertical/Mini Cross) - June 25-28, 2015


You can follow the runners live during the three days of competition from home, along the paths or in the centre of Chamonix:

The Marathon du Mont-Blanc Web TV will be broadcast on giant screens on the Place du Triangle de L'amitie and the Place du Mont-Blanc.

A large number of cameras on the ground and computer graphics in real time so that you can follow all the races on your screens, animated by Eric Lacroix and numerous guests.

Go to the site www.montblancmarathon.fr, heading 'Live races/WEB TV'

You can also follow the list of favourites and their previous achievements, intermediary rankings, position of a runner and final results and rankings.

Go to the web-site www.montblancmarathon.fr, heading the 'The races LIVE / Livetrail'

The place du Mont-Blanc :  Marathon du Mont-Blanc's Base Camp

Thursday, 25th, Friday, 26th and Saturday 27th June

Chamonix Mont Blanc is expecting 7000 runners and more than 14,000 accompanying persons for the week-end of the Marathon du Mont-Blanc.

The salon, which unites the manufacturers and the different trail races, will open its doors on the place du Mont-Blanc the 25th, 26th  and  27th June 2015, between 10:00 and 20:00.

It is free of charge for everybody and allows for the final pre-race purchases or even the discovery of this summer's new items.

List of exhibitors at the salon:

  • Active Patch
  • Adidas
  • Alesia Trail
  • Alpurna
  • Au Vieux Campeur
  • Avalanche de bières
  • Brooks
  • Cébé
  • Cœur d'As Running
  • Compex
  • Compress Sport
  • Craft
  • Dter Partners
  • Endurance Mag
  • Flipbelt
  • Helly Hansen
  • Icebreaker
  • Innov 8
  • Isostar
  • Julbo
  • La 6000 D
  • Les 2 Marmottes
  • Mont-Blanc Sports Team
  • Mulebar
  • Natural Peak
  • Overstim.s
  • Performax Forte
  • Raidlight
  • Ravanel Sport Shop
  • Saint-Yorre
  • Salomon
  • Sapna Nutrition
  • Scott
  • Skinfit
  • Sky-lines
  • Sunnto
  • Tom Tom
  • Vaincre la Mucoviscidose
  • Vaincre les Maladies Lysosomales
  • Van court import



18:00 - Official presentation of the athletes - Place du triangle de l'Amitié

Thursday, June 25th
Friday, June 26th
Saturday, June 27th
Elites runners for the 80km du Mont-Blanc
Elites runners for the Vertical KM
Elites runners for the 42km du Mont-Blanc


Friday, June 26th 2015 - Place du Triangle de l'Amitié

04:00              14:00              

Start of the 80km du Mont-Blanc
1st finishers 80km du Mont-Blanc
Start of the VKM du Mont-Blanc


Saturday, June 27th 2015
Aire des parapentes(Paragliding landing area)


Start of the 23km du Mont-Blanc
Start of the Mini Cross
Start of the 10km du Mont-Blanc (in three waves)


Sunday, June 28th 2015 :
Place du Triangle de l'Amitié


Start of the 42km du Mont-Blanc
1st finishers of the 42km du Mont-Blanc (Planpraz)



From Friday, June 26th you can find lists of those registered and race starts, portraits of the runners and live coverage of the races at : mbm.livetrail.net


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