Tom Joly de Lotbiniere Achieves Remarkable 16th Place Finish at UTMB, Becoming the First Brit to Cross the Line in the Prestigious 170km Ultra Marathon
In a display of determination and endurance, Tom Joly de Lotbiniere made history by securing the 16th place finish at the prestigious UTMB (Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc) 170km ultra marathon and was the first British runner over the line.
The UTMB is renowned as one of the most gruelling and challenging ultra marathons in the world, attracting elite athletes from around the globe to test their limits amidst the stunning backdrop of Mont Blanc. Tom Joly de Lotbiniere’s performance at the 2023 edition of the event has firmly established him as a rising star in the ultra running community.
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Competing against a field of world-class athletes, Tom’s journey to the 16th position was nothing short of exceptional. The race presented runners with a diverse range of challenges, from steep ascents and descents through rugged mountain terrain to unpredictable weather conditions. Tom’s unwavering focus, impeccable training, and unyielding spirit propelled him through every obstacle, ultimately securing his place in the top 20 finishers.
Upon crossing the finish line, Tom Joly de Lotbiniere expressed his gratitude for the incredible support he received from his team, sponsors, and the British ultra running community. “I’m happy with my performance, and wouldn’t have done it without the support from my crew Hannah and Chris” he said. “Saying that, I know I can go much faster”.
Tom’s accomplishment is a testament to his dedication, perseverance, and commitment to pushing the boundaries of human endurance. His support from Team Hour 7, plays a huge part in his striving for success. This carefully selected group of extraordinary athletes are defined by their unyielding determination, unwavering commitment, and relentless pursuit of excellence in the sport of long-distance running.
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“As team founders, the dream is to bring Olympic level support to ultra endurance athletes and to see them excel. Hour 7 aims to be global leaders in the science of endurance and recovery, so every race is an invaluable learning experience for both the team and the athlete.” Michael Stocks, Team Hour 7 Founder.
As Tom Joly de Lotbiniere basks in the glory of this historic victory, he looks forward to continuing his journey as a prominent figure in the world of ultra running. His remarkable performance at UTMB 2023 has solidified his place among the elite in this demanding sport.
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About Tom Joly de Lotbiniere: Tom Joly de Lotbiniere is a British ultra runner known for his exceptional endurance and determination. With an impressive background in trail and ultra running, Tom has consistently pushed his limits and achieved remarkable results in some of the world’s most challenging races. His recent 16th place finish at the UTMB 170km ultra marathon has cemented his status as a rising star in the ultra running community.
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