Video: Three American Ultrarunners Triumph at Mont Blanc

Last summer, a small team of Nike Trail-sponsored athletes from the United States went overseas to Chamonix, France to compete in two of the biggest and most challenging ultra endurance events in the world, the UTMB® (Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc), a 170K/105-mile race circumventing the Alps, crossing into 3 countries with over 33,000 feet of elevation gain, and The CCC® (Chamonix-Courmayeur-Champex), a 101K race starting in Courmayeur, Italy and also finishing in Chamonix, France with over 20,000 feet of elevation change.

American men have not typically fared well there, but Colorado’s Zach Miller, California’s Tim Tollefson and Oregon’s David Laney set out to prove that they could be competitive in the imposing European mountains.

Enjoy this 22-minute documentary by Los Angeles-based filmmaker Billy Yang, who chronicled the adventure.

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