America's only certified Skyrace course. Race Beast of Big Creek on Mt. Ellinor in Hoodsport, WA on Aug 3rd, 2024.

America's only certified Skyrace course. Race Beast of Big Creek on Mt. Ellinor in Hoodsport, WA on Aug 3rd, 2024.

The Mountain Ultra-Trail by UTMB happened this past weekend (May 24-26, 2024) along the beautiful and magical Garden Route on the south eastern coast of South Africa. Check here for my pre-race coverage.

Below are the top finishers, for full results visit UTMB live:

MUT Miler (163K – 4 Stones)

Women:

  1. Maria MARINCOWITZ – South Africa – 32:15:29
  2. Sveta BECKER – South Africa – 32:43:55
  3. Janet WOODHEAD – South Africa – 35:23:41

Men:

  1. Douglas PICKARD – South Africa – 22:25:26
  2. Christiaan GREYLING – South Africa – 24:43:28
  3. Brandon HULLEY – South Africa – 26:10:17

MUT 100 (98K – 3 Stones)

Women:

  1. Natalia MASTROTA – Italy- 13:29:49
  2. Kerry-Ann MARSHALL – South Africa – 13:51:50
  3. Simone MALAN – South Africa – 15:22:50

Men:

  1. Axel SLEEBUS – Belgium – 11:48:51
  2. Michael MOLYNEAUX – South Africa – 12:40:20
  3. Thato KABELI – South Africa – 13:20:57

MUT 60 (58K – 2 Stones)

Women:

  1. Emily DJOCK – USA – 07:17:18
  2. Brigitte JOUBERT – South Africa – 08:42:51
  3. Michelle ROLFE – South Africa – 08:46:09

Men:

  1. Andreas LUNDEGÅRD – Sweden – 06:08:50
  2. Kane REILLY – South Africa – 06:22:34
  3. Admire MUZOPAMBWA – Zimbabwe – 06:22:34

MUT Marathon (44K – 2 Stones)

Women:

  1. Rebecca KOHNE – South Africa – 04:52:52
  2. Maryke VAN ZYL – South Africa – 05:07:51
  3. Sabrina DAOLIO – South Africa – 05:22:44

Men:

  1. Ryan SANDES – South Africa – 04:12:00
  2. Robert RORICH – South Africa – 04:30:37
  3. Iain PETERKIN – South Africa – 04:32:20

MUT Challenge (25K – 1 Stone)

Women:

  1. Mila Bianca GELDENHUYS – South Africa – 02:12:36
  2. Lijan BURGER – South Africa – 02:12:40
  3. Lisa Kathryn GEFFEN – South Africa – 02:20:15

Men:

  1. Philani SENGCE – South Africa – 01:49:01
  2. Jacques DU PLESSIS – South Africa -01:49:11
  3. Underson NCUBE – South Africa – 01:49:15

MUT Lite (11K – 0 Stone)

Women:

  1. Jandri SNYDERS – South Africa – 00:58:53
  2. Bailee NELL – South Africa – 01:01:23
  3. Esrie LOOCK – South Africa – 01:03:04

Men:

  1. Sindrino MATTHEWS – South Africa – 00:47:20
  2. Luan VAN DER VYVER – South Africa – 00:47:48
  3. Lunga NOLAKANA – South Africa – 00:48:34

Overall Mountain Ultra-Trail saw 1,518 starters and 1,450 finishers for all the events combined. Below are the numbers broken down by distance and gender:

  • 100M Starters: 54 – DNF: 7 – Finishers: 47. Women: 7 (15%) Men: 40 (85%)
  • 100K Starters: 83 – DNF: 17 – Finishers: 66. Women: 10 (15%) Men: 56 (85%)
  • 58K Starters: 187 – DNF: 12 – Finishers: 175. Women: 36 (21%) Men: 139 (79%)
  • 44K Starters: 403 – DNF: 21 – Finishers: 382. Women: 136 (36%) Men: 246 (64%)
  • 25K Starters: 454 – DNF: 9 – Finishers: 445. Women: 218 (49%) Men: 227 (51%)
  • 11K Starters: 337 – DNF: 2 – Finishers: 335. Women: 208 (62%) Men: 127 (38%)

In total the event saw 1,450 finishers. 615 (42%) women and 835 (58%) men reached the finish line and earned themselves stones and an UTMB index (or directly punched their ticket to the Finals in Chamonix for 2025).

So far for 2024 Mountain Ultra-Trail is the second smallest event in the UTMB World Series – only Desert RATS has been smaller so far. MUT has a fairly high percentage of local participation as seen on the countries represented on the podium. The overall gender split across all events looks pretty promising, although it’s somewhat skewed by the high percentage of women in the two short distance events, where combined more women than men were at the starting line.

Next up on the UTMB World Series Calendar we’re heading to Salzburg, Austria for the famous Mozart 100 on June 1st. “The hills are alive…”

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