UTMB 2021
[Part II: Race day photo-report]
UTMB 2021
[Part II: Race day photo-report]
UTMB (Ultra Trail du Mont-Blanc) is the main trail-running event of the year – an ultra-marathon across the territories of France, Switzerland and Italy, around the slopes of Mont Blanc (4809 m). It is considered one of the most iconic, massive, interesting and challenging international trail-running races.

This year, the legendary race hosted more than 10,000 athletes from 90 countries throughout all distances during 7 eventful days. During the day, elite athletes overcame 170 kilometers with an altitude gain of 10,000, running through passes, forests and villages, day and night in conditions of heat, cold, wind and rain.

This year, the men's podium was taken by French athletes: François D'Haene (20:46:00, CMSAB, 4-th victory at UTMB), Aurelien Dunand-Pallaz (20:58:31, TEAM COMPRESSPORT), Mathieu Blanchard (21:12:44, Salomon Running).
Among Russian athletes, Alexey Tolstenko took the 14th place (23:56:20, adidas Terrex), and the contender for the victory, Dmitry Mityaev (adidas Terrex), unfortunately, had to get off at the 90th kilometer of the race due to health problems.

The women's competition was won by incredible Courtney Dauwalter (22:30:55, Salomon Running, 2nd victory at UTMB), who also took 7th place in the overall standings.

We had a chance to experience this indescribable atmosphere of the race, as well as the energy and beauty of the Alps. Together with colleagues and friends from Highsnobiety, Sneaker Freaker, Hiking Patrol, l.holl, 114.index and advanced.rock, we traveled through the valley, stayed in villages in France and Switzerland, climbed 2000m and spent the night in the Refuge Bonatti, supporting and photographing athletes during the night and day.

We bring to your attention our second part of the photo report from the main race day of UTMB 2021.
Ph: Ivan Dzhatiev, Alexander Zabelin [TECHUNTER Media].

Made with the support of our technical partner FUJIFILM Russia.
Special thanks to On Running for the invitation and an incredible experience! Check our first part of the photo-report with the crew's adventures in Chamonix.