[Editor’s Note: Photographer and Vert.Run co-founder Kirsten Kortebein created these images at the 2023 UTMB. Enjoy!]
The headlines from the 2023 UTMB had been ruled by way of the superb achievements of Courtney Dauwalter — who rounded out her triple crown by way of successful the Western Sates 100, Hardrock 100, and UTMB in a single season — and Jim Walmsley, who after all completed his long-time ambition by way of changing into the primary American guy to win this iconic extremely.
There have been 1000’s extra tales happening, with runners from all over the global difficult themselves to do one thing ordinary. This photograph gallery catches a couple of glimpses from all of the ones tales. For extra on how the elite race performed out, you’ll be able to learn our 2023 UTMB effects article.
Runners accumulate themselves because the 2023 UTMB starting point power mounts round them. All pictures: iRunFar/Kirsten Kortebein
Jim Walmsley (U.S.) waves to the crowds as he ft the place to begin.
Blandine L’Hirondel (France), who went directly to take 3rd on the 2023 UTMB, soaks up the joy at the place to begin.
Runners price out from the place to begin, their expressions starting from anxiety to center of attention 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 directly to take 2d at this 12 months’s UTMB, searches for her group on the Les Contamines help station.
A runner adjustments shirts whilst his mini group waits attentively along with his water bottles on the able.
Spectators snooze within the solar whilst ready to cheer on their runner.
Hayato Nishikata (Japan) appears to be like targeted 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 way of his kids, who had been additionally volunteering as MCs.
Spain’s Maite Maiora grimaces after knowing she’s left a work of her obligatory equipment within the help station she’s simply left, and heads again to snatch 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 Tune wipes away tears as she’s cheered on by way of the end line crowds.