2012 — UTMB- Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc
The UTMB is an ultra race that goes around the entire Mt Blanc massif in > 160km. The race starts in Chamonix in the evening, then goes back to France via Italy and Switzerland. In total, almost 10,000 metres of altitude have to be "run over". The UTMB is "the" race for trail runners and you have to qualify to take part. After the week "on" the mountain, the next step was to go "around" it. Unfortunately, the weather deteriorated so much on the day before the start, the snow line dropped considerably, that the organisers shortened the route to 101km and, for safety reasons, did not run over the high passes, but only along the Chamonix valley. Nevertheless, the route was very demanding with about 7000m - also because of the heavy rain that wouldn't stop. Tomas Jelinek reached the finish after 19 hours in good spirits.