This story will be updated as results and photos are posted.

The Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc began on Sept. 1 in Chamonix, France with the first runners trickling in on Saturday less than 24 hours later.

The leading three men, including Francois D’Haene, Kilian Jornet and Tim Tollefson, in that order, all finished in sub-20 hours including the Frenchman’s winning mark of 19:01:32. This year’s UTMB victory was D’Haene’s third of his career. Notable American Jim Walmsley was fifth in 20:11:38.

Leaders of the women’s race are still on course (Sept. 2, 11:30 a.m. EDT) including Núria Picas, who is running at the front of the field. Canadian Alissa St Laurent sits in fifth at the 140K-point of the 170K race around Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in the Alps. A total of 2,537 participants started the famous ultramarathon. [Update (2:30 p.m. EDT): Núria Picas wins the UTMB in 25:46:43 with Andrea Huser in second in
25:49:18. Alissa St Laurent finished sixth overall. Race report here. Full Canadian results can be found here.]

Live feed

See below for some of the best shots from the UTMB.


The value of getting something done. Amanda Basham, Magda Boulet, and Kaci Lickteig finishing up #UTMB together.

— iRunFar (@iRunFar) September 2, 2017

The first finisher greets the final finisher. We are all equals. #UTMB

— iRunFar (@iRunFar) September 3, 2017

Alissa St Laurent (@SalomonRunning) is sixth at #UTMB 2017 in 28:13:43.

— iRunFar (@iRunFar) September 2, 2017

Christelle Bard is third at the 2017 #UTMB in 26:39:03.

— iRunFar (@iRunFar) September 2, 2017

Núria Picas (@BUFF_ES) wins the 2017 #UTMB in 25:46:42.

— iRunFar (@iRunFar) September 2, 2017

The elements some of the top women are battling on Grand Col Ferret. (Andrea Huser, Anna-Marie, Cristina Bes and Kaori Niwa). Frozen. #UTMB

— iRunFar (@iRunFar) September 2, 2017

Full Canadian results to follow.

Canadian Running‘s coverage of the 2017 UTMB

Alissa St Laurent hopes second time’s a charm at the 2017 UTMB
How to qualify for UTMB racing in Canada
Cancer-beating Canadian takes on world’s most famous, and daunting, ultra
Top Quebec ultrarunner’s big-time mileage ahead of toughest race of his life
Interactive course map and elevation profile feature
How to follow the 2017 UTMB (live stream included)
I retired from the Canadian Armed Forces with a serious knee injury. This year I’m running up mountains at the UTMB
The start of the 2017 UTMB looked like a scene from a track race
Alissa St Laurent’s Canadian Running Instagram takeover

Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc