The picturesque landscapes of Southern France are about to bear witness to the triumphant return of trail running sensation, Jim Walmsley, at the upcoming 'Roubion-Nice' race. This event, an integral part of the UTMB World Series, is poised to deliver a thrilling weekend of endurance challenges against the stunning backdrop of Nice Côte d'Azur. Complementing the marquee 100-mile Ultra Trail Métropole Nice, there are equally enticing races, including the 50km Menton-Nice and the 20km Saint-Jean Cap Ferrat-Nice.
American runner Mike McMonagle and Canadian runner Alissa St-Laurent have etched their names in the annals of running history as the winners of the prestigious Grindstone Running Festival's 100-mile race by UTMB held this past weekend. Their achievement is a remarkable demonstration of unwavering endurance and unyielding determination.
In a remarkable display of stamina and determination, Andy Symonds and Sara Escobar-Carron emerged as victors at the Wild110 event of Wildstrubel by UTMB 2023, sealing their places at next year's UTMB World Series Finals.
Rémi Bonnet, a 28-year-old Swiss trail runner and ski-mo racer, embodies the spirit of optimism and possibility. From his teenage years, Bonnet has fearlessly conquered challenging mountain ascents worldwide, showcasing his exceptional abilities. However, one formidable challenge has eluded him—the Pikes Peak Ascent in Manitou Springs, Colorado.
The Surf Coast Century ultra marathon is gearing up for its 12th edition this Saturday, September 16, 2023 in Anglesea, Victoria. With an impressive 1300 participants, the event has firmly established itself as a must-do ultra trail marathon in Australia, drawing elite runners and relay teams from around the country.
At a youthful 30, Dora Atim has become a trailblazer in the ultrarunning realm. She transcends conventional labels, embodying a spirit of transformation and inspiration that sets her apart as a modern-day hero. Her courage in addressing often-ignored issues within sports makes her a powerful advocate for marginalized voices, particularly in the realm of athletics.
Two thrilling new races in China and Mauritius are being added to the UTMB World Series, which is known for its difficult ultrarunning challenges. The organizers of this international series have hinted that there will be further fascinating advancements that have yet to be revealed. In 2024, there will be a total of 38 events spread across Europe, the Americas, Asia, Oceania, and Africa.
Chamonix, France - In the world of trail running, an awe-inspiring spectacle unfolded on the afternoon of September 2, as Jim Walmsley and Courtney Dauwalter etched their names in history at the renowned Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc (UTMB) in Chamonix, France. Their remarkable achievements were celebrated with exuberant cheers from the crowd, surpassing even the stirring strains of Vangelis's "Conquest of Paradise," the official UTMB theme.
The highly awaited 171-kilometer Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc (UTMB) event on September 1 is gearing up to showcase a selection of premier athletes seeking to leave their mark. However, the roster has been dealt a blow with the absence of Kilian Jornet, a distinguished four-time champion and the current record holder for the course. Jornet took to his social media channels on Thursday to reveal that an ongoing injury has dashed his hopes of gracing this year's competition.
London will witness the end of an era as four-time Olympic gold medallist, Sir Mo Farah, officially declares his retirement from competitive athletics. After a stellar career that saw him triumph in the 5,000m and 10,000m events, the iconic distance runner has chosen to bid farewell to the sport with a final race in London on September 3, followed by his ultimate race on September 10.