Thanks to our partner Columbia, the main sponsor of the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc, André and Thomas from our Keller Sports team have gone to France to follow the UTMB 2017 live in Chamonix. They set off with Columbia yesterday, passed Genf in Switzerland and continued to Chamonix - the starting point of the different UTMB races, as explained here. Despite the persistent rain this year, many experienced trail runners have returned to the UTMB to enjoy this unique challenge. André and Thomas quickly found a good spot near the finish line and witnessed the arrival of the first runners - greeted with great applause and showing clear signs of fatigue.
Today, both of them will be running along the circuit to get a better insight into the effort needed by the athletes to complete the run. The two team members are being accommodated in the VIP Area in Courmayeur, so we’d like to thank Columbia for allowing us to experience this event first hand. Keep an eye on the Guide and our Facebook and Instagram pages to stay up to date with images, stats and videos. Stay tuned. :-)