Xavier Thévenard

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Xavier Thévenard
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Xavier Thévenard on the summit of Le Morne Brabant, Mauritius, slightly less than two months before winning the UTMB.
Personal information
NationalityFrench
Born (1988-03-06) March 6, 1988 (age 30)
Nantua, France
ResidenceLes Plans d'Hotonnes, Jougne
Height170 cm (5 ft 7 in)
Weight62 kg (137 lb)

Xavier Thévenard is a French elite athlete who specialises in trail and mountain running. He was born on (1988-03-06)March 6, 1988 in Nantua, France.[1] He won the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc in 2013, 2015 and 2018.

Biography[edit]

Xavier Thévenard about to cross 2013's UTMB finish line

A native of the ski resort Les Plans d'Hotonnes, and a former cross-country skier and biathlete, he started running as physical training over the summer months, before entering his first ultra running competitions in 2010.

He is the only athlete to have achieved the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc Grand Slam with victories in the four individual races:

  • UTMB (170 km) in 2013, 2015 and 2018
  • CCC (99 km) in 2010
  • TDS (119 km) in 2014
  • OCC (55 km) in 2016

In 2017, he won the Mont-Blanc 80 km.

Record of achievements[edit]

# Mars symbol Race Distance Start Time
2nd 2nd, silver medalist(s) France Transju'Trail 70 km 6 June 2010 06:31:15
1st 1st, gold medalist(s) France Italy Switzerland CCC 98 km 27 August 2010 11:57:13
1st 1st, gold medalist(s) France Transju'Trail (1) 70 km 5 June 2011 06:20:51
2nd 2nd, silver medalist(s) France 6000D 60 km 30 July 2011 05:48:06
3rd 3rd, bronze medalist(s) France Trail des Aiguilles Rouge 50 km 25 September 2011 06:48:29
1st 1st, gold medalist(s) France Endurance trail des Templiers 106 km 21 October 2011 10:58:44
1st 1st, gold medalist(s) France Trail des forts du Grand Besançon 45 km 12 May 2012 03:44:58
1st 1st, gold medalist(s) France Transju'trail (2) 72 km 2 June 2013 06:21:21
3rd 3rd, bronze medalist(s) France Switzerland 80km du Mont-Blanc 80 km 28 June 2013 10:06:28
1st 1st, gold medalist(s) France Italy Switzerland Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc[2] (1) 168 km 30 August 2013 20:34:57
2nd 2nd, silver medalist(s) France Grande course des Templiers 73 km 27 October 2013 06:47:46
1st 1st, gold medalist(s) France Italy TDS 119 km 27 August 2014 14:10:37
1st 1st, gold medalist(s) France Italy Switzerland Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc[3] (2) 170 km 28 August 2015 21:09:15
3rd 3rd, bronze medalist(s) France Transju'trail 72 km 5 June 2016 06:42:33
2nd 2nd, silver medalist(s) France Switzerland Marathon du Mont-Blanc 42 km 24 June 2016 4:07:51
3rd 3rd, bronze medalist(s) United States Hardrock 100 100 mi 15 July 2016 23:57:10
1st 1st, gold medalist(s) France Switzerland OCC 55 km 2016-08-25 5:28:37
3rd 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Portugal Ultra Trail de l'île de Madère 115 km 22 April 2017 13:42:16
1st 1st, gold medalist(s) France Switzerland 80km du Mont-Blanc 82 km 23 June 2017 11:03:05
4th 4th France Italy Switzerland Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc 167 km 1 September 2017 20:03:14
1st 1st, gold medalist(s) France Italy Switzerland Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc[4] (3) 171 km 1 September 2018 20:44:16

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Thevenard, Xavier". Deutsche Ultramarathon-Vereinigung.
  2. ^ Le Français Xavier Thévenard remporte l'Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc sur lemonde.fr le 31 août 2013
  3. ^ UTMB 2015 : Xavier Thévenard entre dans la légende sur lequipe.fr le 1er septembre 2015
  4. ^ [1]