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UTMB 2018 - Pacing Matters!

UTMB 2018 - Pacing Matters!

To test the importance of starting at a not-so-fast pace, we plotted #UTMB finish times against average rank gain after Les Contamines, which is 31km or 12% of average time into the race. 

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UTMB Finisher Rates per Country

UTMB Finisher Rates per Country

T8 went through the 2018 #UTMB finisher list and we tip our truckers to Slovakia, Thailand, Paraguay, Croatia and the Philippines for achieving +85% finisher rates, well ahead of the 69% race average.

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UTMB 2018 Finisher Rates 😲

UTMB 2018 Finisher Rates 😲

T8 crunched the data and your chances of completing UTMB actually increased as your ITRA score decreased - all the way to 600-650 where 82% of runners made the finish line. This compares to an overall race finish rate of 69%.

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Fun with Numbers - UTMB 2018 and ITRA Scores

Fun with Numbers - UTMB 2018 and ITRA Scores

T8 had so much time on our hands when the #UTMB TV broadcasts finished that we decided to plot finishing times to see if your #ITRA score was a good predictor.

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You gotta be kidding... World's Toughest Ultras

You gotta be kidding... World's Toughest Ultras

T8 explores the world of super tough ultras (based on DNF rates) and find some surprising results.

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