Utmb + ws100

Interesting from AJW. He strikes a very optimistic tone. Encouraging.

Saw that today.

It’s an interesting “friendship” that they are forming.

It will be really interesting to see who they “marry” in the US

I’m still not following what WS100 gets out of this. Is there genuine fear that eventually elite runners will skip WS due to UTMB series commitments? Is it about somehow cultivating feeder races?

WS has allocated 6 entries to international elites through the Ultra-Tour World Tour since 2014. Maybe it’s in part about maintaining that arrangement.

I can’t imagine the decision has anything to do with establishing feeder races into WS for the masses, with WS having an entry limit of around 400 runners dating back to 1980s.