For anyone glued to #UTMB TV, this won't be a big surprise, but it was quite amazing that none of the five +900 #ITRA runners finished this year. In fact, 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%.
From freak accidents to bee stings, freezing cold or just feeling off, a DNF can happen for many reasons. However, the elites do tend to have a rough time of it, especially when the pressure is a top time or finish position, more so than finishing the race. #T8run #trailrunning #ultrarunner