UTMB®: a record number of applications!
With more than 25,000 applications, the UTMB® races gave rise, once again, to a huge enthusiasm. However, for safety reasons, organizational standards and to preserve the environment, we must limit the number of registered runners. This is achieved through qualifying points and a rigorous draw that allows fair entry to UTMB® races. All those who did not get drawn will benefit from better registration conditions in 2020. As for the others, let the adventure begin!
This year, for each of the races and despite the qualifying points requested, the lottery was very severe: :
- UTMB® less than 1 in 3 chances of getting drawn (340% sold out - 7 861 applicants)
- CCC® less than 1 in 3 chances of getting drawn (363% sold out - 6 876 applicants)
- TDS® less than 1 in 2 chances of getting drawn (223% sold out - 3 566 applicants)
- OCC less than 1 in 5 chances of getting drawn (508% sold out - 6 101 applicants)
- PTL® registration upon presentation of a file - 382 applicants)
- MCC 73% sold out - 732 applicants -, so it is still possible to register for volunteers, local runners, partners and members of the organization.
- YCC 83% sold out - 160 applicants -, so it is still possible to register for this race dedicated to younger athletes.
That is 25,678 applicants compared to 21,700 in 2018.
The race with the highest number of women is still the OCC with 33% women (vs 25% in 2018), followed by the MCC (26%), CCC® (20%), TDS® (16%) and UTMB® (11%). Among elite athletes as women represent 30% of the entrants.
100 nations for the second year in a row!
Algeria - Andorra - England - Argentina - Australia - Austria - Belgium - Belarus - Bolivia - Bosnia and Herzegovina - Germany - South Africa Brazil - Brunei - Bulgaria - Cambodia - Canada - Chile - China - Colombia - Cyprus - Costa Rica - Croatia - Denmark - Egypt - Ecuador - Estonia - Finland - France - Gambia - Ghana - Greece - Guatemala - Hong Kong - Hungary - India - Indonesia - Iran - South Korea - Spain - Scotland - United States - Ireland - Northern Ireland - Iceland - Israel - Italy - Japan - Kazakhstan - Kosovo - Latvia - Lebanon - Lithuania - Luxembourg - Macao - Macedonia - Malaysia - Lithuania Malta - Morocco - Mauritius - Mexico - Moldova - Monaco - Montenegro - Namibia - Nepal - Niger - New Zealand - Norway - Oman - Paraguay - Netherlands - Wales - Peru - Philippines -Poland - Puerto Rico - Portugal - Qatar - Dominican Republic - Czech Republic - Romania - Russia - Rwanda - El Salvador - Serbia - Singapore - Slovakia - Slovenia - Sweden - Switzerland - Taiwan - Tanzania - Thailand - Tunisia - Turkey - Ukraine - Uruguay - Venezuela - Vietnam
The 20 best represented delegations:
1. France 4104 runners
2. Spain 892 runners
3. Italy 695 runners
4. UK 545 runners
5. China 397 runners
6. Japan 317 runners
7. Switzerland 332 runners
8. USA 263 runners
9. Poland 253 runners
10. Belgium 234 runners
11. Hong Kong 212 runners
12. Portugal 170 runners
13. Germany 140 runners
14. Argentina 116 runners
15. Sweden 99 runners
16. Brazil 93 runners
17. Canada 83 runners
18. Australia 73 runners
19. Finland 63 runners
20. Thailand 62 runners
Given the number of applications, the draw carried out via computer. It is carried out nation by nation and race by race. For further information, please contact us.
2019 elite athletes
USA and China on the rise
Following on from the 2018 edition, Chinese athletes confirm their breakthrough on the international stage: they will be as numerous as British and Italian athletes (13 runners each) at the starting line of the UTMB® races. The three best represented nations are France (24% of the elite athletes), Spain (21% of the elite athletes) and the United States (19% of the elite athletes).
TOP 20 athletes according to their ITRA performance index (on all races)
- Hayden Hawks UTMB® - 922* - USA
- Luis Alberto Hernando CCC® - 919* - ES
- Timothy Freriks CCC® - 915* - USA
- Pau Capell UTMB® - 914* - ES
- Marco De Gasperi CCC® - 911* - IT
- Tim Tollefson UTMB® - 907* - USA
- Zach Miller UTMB® - 905* - USA
- Nicolas Martin OCC - 904* - FR
- Tom Owens UTMB® - 904* - GB
- Andrew Symonds UTMB® - 891* - GB
- Thibaut Baronian OCC - 891* - FR
- Dimitry Mityaev TDS® - 889* - RU
- Marcin Swierc UTMB® - 887* - POL
- Jason Schlarb UTMB® - 887* - USA
- Cole Watson OCC - 887* - USA
- Alex Nichols UTMB® - 885* - USA
- Cristofer Clemente CCC® - 884* - ES
- Javier Dominguez Ledo UTMB® - 884* - ES
- Thomas Evans TDS® - 882* - GB
- Aurélien Dunand Pallaz TDS® - 882* - FR
- Caroline Chaverot UTMB® - 805* - FR
- Ruth Charlotte Croft OCC - 792* - NZ
- Mimmi Kokta UTMB® - 792* - SWE
- Miao Yao UTMB® - 792* - CHI
- Azara Salmones CCC® - 779* - ES
- Ailsa MacDonald CCC® - 777* - USA
- Andrea Huser UTMB® - 774* - CH
- Lucinda Bartholomew CCC® - 772* - AUS
- Maite Maiora Elizondo UTMB® - 771* - ES
- Kaci Lickteig UTMB® - 767* - USA
- Brittany Peterson CCC® - 763* - USA
- Amanda Basham CCC® - 761* - USA
- Kelly Wolf CCC® - 761* - USA
- Gemma Arenas Alcazar CCC® - 759* - ES
- Katie Schide CCC® - 759* - USA
- Holly Page CCC® - 754* - GB
- Anna-Mae Flynn OCC - 754* - USA
- Laia Canes CCC® - 752* - ES
- Stephanie Howe Violett UTMB® - 749* - USA
- Núria Picas UTMB® - 747* - ES
Not to Mention :
Tofol Castaner - TDS® - 881* - ES / Ruy Ueda - OCC - 880* - JP / Min Qi - UTMB® - 876* - CHN / Jordi Gamito - TDS® - 871 - ES / Benoit Girondel - CCC® - 861* - FR / Kaytlyn Gerbin - UTMB® - 741* - USA / Audrey Tanguy - TDS® - 737* - FR / Hillary Allen - TDS® - 734* - USA / Uxue Fraile Azpeitia - UTMB® - 718* - ES / Fernanda Maciel - UTMB® - 709* - BRA
* ITRA index performance
As for the UTMB® race, Americans are the best represented with 20% of the elite athletes. They are followed by Spain (17%), then both France and the United Kingdom (11%) and China which occupies the 5thposition with 8 athletes registered for the UTMB®.
Thinking about a different entry process
This constant increase in the number of applicants led the organization to notice that the current entry process based solely on qualifying points is reaching its limits. To be in line with the health policy supported by the UTMB®, the 15 points in 2 years introduced in 2016 are a threshold not to be exceeded. The organization is currently working to improve the qualifying process for the UTMB® races. This evolution will take place gradually and will not call into question the advantages acquired in the past years.
A change is on the horizon....
Training and recognition
With Coach Banfi
You are taken care of from A to Z: accommodation, catering, transfer from the meeting point. We will do some on-site reconnaissance and explore the most relevant parts of the route. The plus of the Team Banfi: a vehicle will provide you with assistance (logistics, transportation of your bags, food supplies...)
Information on www.coach-banfi.com
With the UCPA: an accurate trail running training for beginners or more expert runners.
Find all UCPA Argentière's trail running workshops on www.ucpa-vacances.com
Trainings from 4 to 7 days to start trail running or improve your skills...
Information on www.utmbmontblanc.com
With Columbia and 5ème ÉLÉMENT
Next summer, what about preparing your UTMB® with Columbia and 5ème ÉLÉMENT ? They specialize in trail running races training 5ème ÉLÉMENT, in partnership with Columbia, offers recognition workshops in small groups with expert trainers for an even more tailored approach and advice.
Information on www.utmbmontblanc.com
With Vincent Delebarre
If you attend to the classes run and supervised by Vincent Delebarre himself (3 UTMB® podiums and winner in 2004, high mountain guide), you will be able to focus on an itinerary of your choice, taking advantage of the advice and experience of a number of mountain trail running specialists. Since 2004, Vincent Delebarre has organized 45 workshops! There is no doubt that these classes will contribute to improve your performance!
Information on www.utmbmontblanc.com
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