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Kilian Jornet misses UTMB by one point

The former champion is one point short for UTMB admittance

Kilian Jornet

Kilian Jornet, the Everest speed ascent record holder, Spanish ultra runner and former UTMB champion has been left out of UTMB (Ultra Trail Mont Blanc) for insufficient points. The list of elite entries was announced on Thursday and includes big names like Courtney Dauwalter, Jim Walmsley and multi-time champion Xavier Thévenard, but no Jornet.

Xavier Thévenard before 2018 Hardrock Endurance Run

RELATED: How to qualify for UTMB in Canada

Runners needed to finish their two qualifying races between January 2018 and December 31, 2019 to apply for 2020. The number of points required depends on which race you’re targeting (UTMB-10, CCC-6, TDS-8, OCC-4 points). 2020 is the last year current qualifying standards will apply for UTMB, before organizers implement a new qualifying process.

Jornet is only one point short, and according to Wider Trail Outdoor Magazine, there’s still a chance he’ll be admitted to the race.

Kilian Jornet
Photo: Pascal Tournaire/UTMB

As of now, the lottery has been drawn and all possible entrants have received their invitations. Here’s a list of Canadians who are confirmed for what’s been called the Superbowl of ultratrail races.

Canadians who are running UTMB 2020

Keith Allison
Alain Belanger
Andrew Bell
Mathieu Blanchard
Elisabeth Cauchon
Jean-Francois Cauchon
Young Chuang Chen
Iris Cooper
Eric Cote
Jean Dessureault
Guillaume Dube
Tom Guthrie
Lourdes Gutierrez-Kellan
Anthony Hlynka
Philippe Lagace
Francois Leclerc
Christian Leduc
Marc Levesque
Nathalie Long
Alexandre Mayers
Norman Nadon
David Passarelli
Jacques Sidoun
David Tabbernor
Amanda Wallace
Sebastian Warner
Brad Weber
Markus Wipf