News from 122km into the race at Champex-Lac checkpoint

Dawn has broken and as the mist starts to lift new light shines on the race. The trio D'Haene (FR), Castañer (ES) and Karrera (ES) are still dominating the race, with a good 45 minute lead. Sadly The North Face contender, Mike Foote (US), abandoned the race at La Fouly (107km) due to his body simply shutting down, and Timothy Olson (US) too has dropped out of the race. The North Face athlete Jez Bragg (GB), who arrived at the Champex checkpoint in 17th position, feeling positive about the race. ...more

Courmayeur checkpoint update of the race #UTMB14

Courmayeur (Italy) - 03:00 am Only a few hours ago it was doom and gloom on the race course, or rather… the weather was very foul. As the runners begin to trickle in to the Courmayeur checkpoint (77km), the conditions have changed drastically. The rain has stopped, the temperatures are pleasant and the stars have appeared. ...more

Updates from the first checkpoint 31km into the race

The leading group just passed the first checkpoint Les Contamines, 31km in to the race, facing the typical #UTMB14 conditions, grim weather. The North Face athletes Jez Bragg (GB) and Mike Foote (US), running together at 15th with about 11 minutes off the lead. ...more

Starting line video of the #UTMB14

The North Face Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc kicked off a few hours under a deluge of rain. In the 10 second hyperlapse video you can see the swarm of 2300 runners as they begin their long 168km journey. ...more

7 things you didn’t know about #UTMB14

The #UTMB14 is a lot of things to it’s runners and followers: an event, a race, a challenge, an adventure… but what it can also be, is an interesting source of facts that you wouldn’t have expected. ...more

Defining Inspiration from surgery to world record – Meet Diane Van Deren

We are proud to introduce Diane Van Deren, one of the TNF athletes that last weekend ran the taxing The North Face Lavaredo Ultra Trail – the 119km run that takes you with a positive elevation of 5850m across the scenic, albeit, treacherous Italian Dolomites. Diane’s story is a little different to others’, which is [...] ...more

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