COROS Wearables Inc., makers of innovative, performance-focused GPS watches, saw its team of professional athletes reach the podium 9 times during the UTMB week in Chamonix, France; led by Kilian Jornet’s 4th win and Course Record in the 171km namesake race.
While Kilian’s race captured the headlines, his was just one of several fascinating performances throughout the week. In fact, just 5 minutes behind Kilian, also breaking the incredible 20-hour barrier, was French Athlete Mathieu Blanchard, who followed up his 3rd place finish in 2021 with a runner-up finish this year. The two men battled back and forth in the late stages of the race before Jornet was finally able to pull away toward victory. You can read a full analysis of Kilian’s race here.
In addition to the 1-2 finish in the 171km event, COROS also earned 1-2 finishes from Frenchman Ludovic Pommeret and Ecuadorian Joaquín López in the mountainous 145km TDS, and from the Spaniards Manuel Merillas and Antonio Martínez Pérez in the 55km OCC. COROS also witnessed a runner-up finish in the UTMB from Canadian Marianne Hogan and in the 100km CCC from Nepalese runner Sunmaya Budha. However, it was Spain’s Nicolás Molina getting the party started for the brand, taking the victory in the 15km YCC race on Tuesday.
“Mont Blanc and the UTMB races are not to be taken lightly, and many runners have entered their races in peak condition, only to have the race not go in their favour. To witness so many COROS athletes, Win, break records, finish on the podium or in the top 10, or finish 1st from their respective nations is a feat we do not take for granted,” said COROS Director of Global Sales and Marketing Dan Suher.
“A week like this is something COROS has been working toward for the last four plus years, and now we look ahead to even more amazing accomplishments in the future, for the brand, for our elite athletes and for all COROS users around the world.”