Partnership Dacia – UTMB World Series: 171 km, 10,042 meters in altitude, the UTMB Mont-Blanc, the race of superlatives!

Dacia Partnership – UTMB World Series – 171 km, 10,042 meters in altitude, the UTMB Mont-Blanc, the race of all superlatives


Reconnecting with nature, reconnecting with yourself, finding the essential: these are the values ​​that Dacia and the UTMB World Series have brought together in a multi-year partnership. More than 25 trail events are held worldwide under the UTMB World Series emblem. But one event cannot be missed: the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc, which sends shivers down the spines of runners from all over the world. On this occasion, the village of Chamonix becomes the start of a unique adventure, for an extraordinary experience that is summarized here in figures.

last march, Dacia has become official technical partner and exclusive automotive partner European and African trail events the UTMB World Series. This sport, which combines love of nature, freedom and self-control, is finding more and more fans. The UTMB World Series consists of 25 events on four continents. In France every year The world elite of trail running meets in Chamonix where more than 10,000 runners compete in one of the 8 races of the famous Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc.

Cross valleys and passes around the most beautiful peaks, admire the sunset in the heart of the Mont Blanc massif, this extraordinary adventure is above all an inner adventure, a discovery of one’s own physical and mental powers. But it’s also a shared history, a spirit of solidarity that we find on every trail, among all runners. This test that appears a distance of 171 km and 10,042 meters in altitude makes the heart of every enthusiast beat faster. This is the race of all superlatives! Discover this extraordinary journey through a few key characters!

3 countries crossed: France – Italy – Switzerland

Vibrating to the rhythm of the trail also means experiencing a unique atmosphere that knows no bounds. The UTMB Mont-Blanc crosses three countries – France, Italy and Switzerland – in an alpine setting that is unique in the world. The start is in Chamonix, on the Place du Triangle de l’Amitié. objective ? Cross the finish line a few dozen hours later and enjoy every moment in the heart of the Mont Blanc massif.

171 km race, 10,042 meters in altitude

A round trip from Paris to Le Havre as the crow flies, four marathons, thirty-three climbs and descents from the Eiffel Tower or a round trip in the air, in the attitude of an airplane! Numbers that make your head spin? It’s good this corresponds to the distance (171 km) and the difference in altitude (10,042 meters) of this legendary race where the road is never level.

François d’Haene, four-time winner of the UTMB Mont-Blanc

Of the 2,300 runners who started last year, 1,521 made it to the finish! Including a name that resonates in the planetary path: Francois d’Haene. Already a three-time winner of the event, he clocked a time of 20h 45m 59s in 2021 and won for the fourth time. He was twice as fast as the last finisher who took 47h 47m 32s to cross the finish line! But passion cannot be counted in hours.

A starting line shared with the world’s trail running elite: Kilian Jornet, Jim Walmsley, Thibaut Garrivier, Katie Schide, Audrey Tanguy, Mimmi Kotka… so many names to excite all who will join them in the world’s most prestigious trail race.

73% oxygen ventilation rate…

At 2,565m, the Col des Pyramides Calcaires is the highest point of the race. Here is the The blood oxygen ventilation rate is the lowest with a value of 73%. That’s just over a quarter of the lung capacity lost compared to sea level. Breathe, you’re not there yet!

… and a three-kilo backpack!

Before the start of the race a quick check of the mandatory equipment : mug, two headlamps, mobile phone, self-adhesive rubber band, rescue blanket… and other equipment that will allow you to live this extraordinary adventure in total safety. But you have to carry that on your back for the whole race!

1492 – and off we go!

If you hear the music conquest of paradise by Vangelis, excerpt from the film 1492: Christopher Columbus, in Chamonix, is that you are preparing for the start of the UTMB Mont-Blanc. Or, you like us, come and support those who embark on this extraordinary adventure, in this extremely impossible becoming possible. Have a nice race and see you at the finish!

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