International talent shines at the Skyrunning World Championships, Rob Krar makes the Western States 100 look easy, and Rory Bosio and Anton Krupicka take the titles at The North Face Lavaredo Ultra-Trail.
Direccion/ Realizacion VICTOR RINS Camaras DAVID ARASA NANDO GUTIERREZ Produccion Ejecutiva CARLOS ORTET MER CANET Produccion ESTHER RODRIGUEZ ANDREA GILIRRIBO Montaje GUIYE COMIN Conductor JAMES KALER Una producción de ZOOPA para BUFF
"I didn’t commit to running UTMB this year until two weeks before race day. During the second week of July my historically-troublesome right shin became a worry once again, and I was able to do very little true running for all of July and August. In early August, in hopes of keeping my Hardrock Qualifier chances alive, but wanting to buy myself a little more time, I had even signed up for the Bear 100 and given up on racing UTMB altogether. However, my shin unexpectedly experienced a turnaround a couple weeks before the race, which made the opportunity to head back to Chamonix too appealing to pass up. So, in some ways, it felt like a bit of a victory that I was even going on the trip and planning to toe the start line. After a solid week of training in the Chamonix Valley—including a summit of Mont Blanc itself as my last long effort 10 days before the race—I tapered the final seven days and eventually departed from in front of the church in Chamonix with 2500 others for a trip around the big mountain.” Anton Krupicka