Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc 2017

Kilian Jornet

Three-time UTMB champion, Kilian Jornet, approaches Flégère in the rain

Chamonix, France – September 1-3, 2017: At this year’s Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc, runners encountered a bit of snow, wind, and plenty of rain and mud. François d’Haene of France won the 104-mile race around Mont Blanc in 19 hours 1 minute 32 seconds, followed fifteen minutes later by this year’s Hardrock 100 winner and two-time Everest summiter, Kilian Jornet, in second. Americans Tim Tollefson (third), Jim Walmsley (fifth), Dylan Bowman (seventh), and Zach Miller (ninth) turned in top-ten performances.

In the women’s competition, three-time Ultra Trail World Champion, Núria Picas of Spain, took this year’s UTMB title in a time of 25 hours 46 minutes 43 seconds. Switzerland’s Andrea Huser finished less than three minutes later to take second. American runner Amy Sproston finished eighth to claim a top-ten spot, while four more Americans finished in the top twenty: Stephanie How Violett (16th), Amanda Basham (17th), Kaci Lickteig (18th), and Magdalena Boulet (19th).

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