WHAT:For the second year in a row, HOKA ONE ONE athletes have podiumed during the UTMB race series. Tim Tollefson finished third in the grueling 105-mile Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc race with a time of 19:53:00. Hayden Hawks took the win in the 62-mile CCC, finishing in 10:24:30, with Ludovic Pommeret finishing third in 10:50:47. Pommeret finished first in the 105-mile UTMB race in 2016.
“Huge congrats to Tim, Haydenand Ludovicon their podium finishesin a field that has become one of the most competitive in the world of trail and ultra running,” said Mike McManus, Senior Sports Marketing Managerat HOKA. “The UTMB races will always hold a special place in our hearts because the first HOKA Mafate made its debut here back in 2009. Now, with these back-to-back performances, we see the vision of Jean-Luc Diardand Nico Mermoud come full circle and help solidify our rootsas a trail shoe brand.”
The 105-mile (170-kilometer) race around Mont Blanc remains the headline of the five UTMB races, with racers gaining more than 32,000 feet of climbing as they run through France, Switzerland and Italy. CCC boasts more than 20,000 feet of climbing over 62 miles and requires runners be adequately prepared to tackle harsh high-altitude conditions.
WHEN: Friday, Sept 1 – Sunday, Sept 3
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