Xavier Thévenard and Rory Bosio win the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc with course record-breaking times
Xavier Thévenard and Rory Bosio won The North Face Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc (UTMB) on Sunday in Chamonix, France, with both athletes setting course records on their way to victory.
Frenchman Thévenard broke Kilian Jornet’s course record by a minute in covering the 168km route in 20:34:57, while American Bosio also made history by being the first woman to break into the overall top 10 in 11 editions of the race.
With her seventh place overall and first in the women category in 22:37:26, Bosio smashed the previous record of Krissy Moehl by more than two hours.
Speaking of her second UTMB experience, 29-year-old Bosio said: “It was a butt kicker, but I had a lucky day. I felt really good, and we had really nice conditions.
“Beating the course record is just the cherry on top of the sundae.”
THE NORTH FACE UTMB – 168 km – 9600 D+
The North Face UTMB Men’s Category
1. Xavier Thévenard (FRA) 20:34:57
2. Miguel Angel Heras Hernandez (ESP) 20:54:08
3. Javier Dominguez Ledo (ESP) 21:17:38
The North Face UTMB Women’s Category
1. Rory Bosio (USA) 22:37:26
2. Nuria Picas Albets (ESP) 24:32:20
3. Emma Roca Rodriguez (ESP) 24:48:14