Hey Mike thanks for your reply! Yes FatPom is right, in the race commentry they remarked that the present course is 40 -50 mins slower than the previous UTMB route. Which makes Courtney’s performance even more remarkable.
The startlist of the UTMB was great this year, a real whose who of todays ultra scene. However I will add that due to Courtney’s dnf (stomach issues) at Hardrock she probably had the freshest legs at the startline. In a post race interview she mentioned she sorted out her nutritional issues by taking in no solids after 50km.
Interestingly those who raced the Lavaredo Ultra Trail 120km 5800m+: Hannes Namberger (1st), Camille Bruyas (1st), Mimmi Kotka (3rd), in the Dolomites seemed to have a good race and both the winners of the WSER DNFed. Both these races take place the same weekend in June.