THIS is what helps to get me out of bed on those rainy dreary mornings and kicks my ass out the door on a training run.

THIS is what is allowing me to push distance on a supposedly injured body that is still in recovery mode.

THIS is what is tempting me into flying over a full month in advance of the August 26th start date.

THIS is what Ultra Running is ALL ABOUT!

166km, August 26th, 6:30pm start time, 21.5hr Course Record, 9500 meters of elevation gain, 2300 runners, and a who's who of ultra runners from around the world. The countdown is on!

The North Face® Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc® by UltraTrailMontBlanc