UTMB® The Winners since 2013

by Maria E. Bellini – ing credit: Francesco Pedroni

This article was originally published in Italian for Mud and Snow Blog and has been translated and adapted for Italy on Trail 2018

It’s nearly the end of August 2018

In a few days time, in France’s sleek Chamonix, some of the worlds strongest trail runners will take their first steps in the trail running mega-experience that is the Ultra Trail du Mont-Blanc. Alongside the elite runners, making those same…”first steps”, will be more than 2000 trail-runners from across the globe.

Where and how to follow the UTMB® 2018

Thanks to the superb race coverage that the UTMB® Media team offers – family, friends and thousands of trail runners in every corner of the world have the opportunity to fully experience the UTMB®, by watching live on UTMB®TV, tracking athletes with LIVETRAIL® , consuming statistics, networking on social media on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram – and therefore totaly Living The UTMB Experience.

And as many trails runners, elite and recreational, are preparing race packs and kit and heading off towards Mont Blanc…

We travel back in time to 2003 and take a look at those who first crossed the UTMB® finish throughout the years… and wonder… who will it be for 2018?

Looking back in time – Past winners of the UTMB® 2003-2017

Year: 2003

Note: Rain and bad weather for the first edition of there race. Athletes can decide ‘en route’ where they want to finish: Courmayeur, Champex, o Chamonix. The race has 3 separate rankings.

Winners of the “complete” UTMB®

F: Krissy Moehl – USA 1977
M: Dawa Sherpa – Nepal 1969

Year: 2004

F: Colette Borcard – Switzerland 1964
M: Vincent Delebarre – France 1968

Year: 2005

F: Elizabeth Hawker – GB 1976
M: Christophe Jaquerod – Switzerland 1966

Year: 2006

Note: Italy’s Marco Olmo takes first place at the age of 58!

F: Karine Herry – France 1968
M: Marco Olmo – Italy 1958

Year: 2007


F: Nikki Kimball – USA 1971
M: Marco Olmo – Italy 1958

Year: 2008

Note: A young Kilian takes the win… aged 20!

F: Elizabeth Hawker – GB 1976
M: Kilian Jornet – Spain 1987

Year: 2009

F: Krissy Moehl – USA 1977
M: Kilian Jornet – Spain 1987

Year: 2010


Note: Bad weather means that the race is halted. It starts again the following day in Courmayeur.

F: Elizabeth Hawker – GB 1976
M: Jez Bragg – GB 1981

Year: 2011

Note: Bad weather means that the race start is delayed and race route is modified.

F: Elizabeth Hawker – GB 1976
M: Kilian Jornet – Spain 1987

Year: 2012

Note: Really bad weather means that race is shortened to: 110km 5600mD+

F: Elizabeth Hawker – GB 1976
M: François D’Haene – France 1985

Year: 2013

F: Rory Bosio – USA 1984
M: Xavier Thévenard – France 1988

Year: 2014


F: Rory Bosio – USA 1984
M: François D’Haene – France 1985

Year: 2015

F: Nathalie Mauclair – France 1970
M: Xavier Thévenard – France 1988

Year: 2016


F: Caroline Chaverot – France 1976
M: Ludovic Pommeret – France 1975

Year: 2017

F: Núria Picas– Spain 1976
M: François D’Haene – France 1985

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Maria E. BelliniMaria Elisabetta Bellini is Italyontrail.com’s founder, born in the U.K, she came to running whilst living in Italy, where she still lives and trains. Never ceasing to marvel at what’s at the summit of a hill, or around the bend along the trail, she loves using trail running as a means to explore nature, contemplation and Italy.