After the UTMB winners press conference we tagged along an interview with The North Face athlete Rory Bosio and the dutch and english media. Rory won the UTMB for the second time in a row this year. In 2013 she set a new course record by almost two hours and 20 minutes. The questions started with why Rory got into long distance trail running. She explained that it is the need to explore and nature’s beauty that drives her love for the sport.
Another edition of The North Face Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc comes to end, and the emotions are high as usual. More than 7000 runners participated in the 5 races of the UTMB (UTMB, CCC, PTL, TDS, OCC) The #UTMB14 race itself, the original 168km ultra, ended with team runner Rory Bosio claiming a second win in a row. The young American stood on the podium after powering across the finish line after a 23h23min grueling run.
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.
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.