NATHAN, the Running Essentials™ leaderin creating purposefully-designed hydration, visibility and performance gear, will support its world-class athletes – Stephanie Howe (Western States 100 Champion in 2014), Paul Giblin (three-time West Highland Way winner in 2013, 2014 and 2015) and Nicole Studer (USATF Ultrarunner of the Year in 2014 and 2015, and women’s 100 mile trail record holder with a time of 14:22) – as they compete for a spot on the podium in the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc®, August 28-29.
Kicking off in Chamonix, France, the 105-mile race will take runners through breathtaking landscapes, volatile weather and dramatic shifts in elevation across the Alps, through three countries – France, Italy and Switzerland. The Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc is considered by many to be the world’s most challenging ultra distance trail race.
After a record-breaking number of registrations, this year’s field is comprised of 2,300 runners who will face numerous high altitude passages and potentially extreme weather conditions, including wind, cold, rain and snow.
“The athletes taking on the UTMB are in a class of their own. We are proud to have several ultrarunners from the NATHAN family tackling one of the most demanding - and stunning – trail races in the world,” said Brent Hollowell, VP of Marketing at NATHAN. “They are all poised for great things and will be counting on us to keep them hydrated throughout this grueling event.”
NATHAN athletes will stay hydrated throughout the course, utilizing one-of-a-kind hydration products, including the SpeedDraw Plus Insulated adjustable handheld, and super lightweight race day vests, like the VaporAir and VaporAiress. Additionally, NATHAN representatives from various countries will be on-site in Chamonix, hosting giveaways, raffles and athlete autograph signings throughout the week of events surrounding the race.
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