By Mathias Eichler
The Trail Running Film Festival - Back on Tour for 2023.
Another translation from L’Équipe.
On Jim’s focus on outlook in trying to win UTMB:
I don’t know if I will return to the UTMB. If I don’t win this year, yes, I’ll go back because I think I owe myself two tries. Even if my preparation is really going well, I think there are a lot of changes in my life and that I can underestimate the stress it will bring. After two good tests on the UTMB, no matter what happens, I think I will turn the page and I would like to try new races.
Ski mountaineering seems to be the main difference in how European athletes train and win:
But the most motivating thing for me is not related to trail running, it is rather to test a new sport: ski mountaineering. It will allow me to make the transition with the next season in trail running. I think it’s something important to try because it’s one of the biggest cultural differences between American and European performing athletes.
Hannes Namberger would agree with this, I’d say.
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