The headlines from the 2023 UTMB have been dominated by the wonderful achievements of Courtney Dauwalter — who rounded out her triple crown by successful the Western Sates 100, Hardrock 100, and UTMB in a single season — and Jim Walmsley, who lastly achieved his long-time ambition by changing into the primary American man to win this iconic extremely.
There have been hundreds extra tales going down, with runners from all all over the world difficult themselves to do one thing extraordinary. This photograph gallery catches a number of glimpses from all of these tales. For extra on how the elite race performed out, you’ll be able to learn our 2023 UTMB outcomes article.
Runners acquire themselves because the 2023 UTMB begin line power mounts round them. All images: iRunFar/Kirsten Kortebein
Jim Walmsley (U.S.) waves to the crowds as he toes the beginning line.
Blandine L’Hirondel (France), who went on to take third on the 2023 UTMB, soaks up the thrill in the beginning line.
Runners cost out from the beginning line, their expressions starting from nervousness to focus to glee.
The U.S.’s Courtney Dauwalter takes a final lengthy swig from her water bottle earlier than heading out of Les Contamines help station, about 32 kilometers into the race.
Katharina Hartmuth (Germany), who went on to take second at this 12 months’s UTMB, searches for her crew on the Les Contamines help station.
A runner adjustments shirts whereas his mini crew waits attentively together with his water bottles on the prepared.
Spectators snooze within the solar whereas ready to cheer on their runner.
Hayato Nishikata (Japan) has focus in his eyes heading into the Champex-Lac help station, 126 kilometers into the race, on Saturday morning.
Anthony Lee, from the U.S., powers into the Champex-Lac help station.
A French runner is welcomed into the Champex-Lac help station by his kids, who have been additionally volunteering as MCs.
Spain’s Maite Maiora grimaces after realizing she’s left a bit of her obligatory gear within the help station she’s simply left, and heads again to seize it.
Matibini Matibini (Botswana, lives within the U.Ok.) places his head down for the final push to the UTMB end line.
The U.S.’s Qi Music wipes away tears as she’s cheered on by the end line crowds.