Articles by Gael Couturier

Ragna Debats

In 2018, Dutch ultrarunner Ragna Debats became both Trail Running and Skyrunning World Champion. She was 39 years old. We met with her after her win at CCC in Chamonix to discuss her future goals.URM: Before we start tal...

Hong Kong 100

Hong Kong is one of the most amazing cities in the world. It’s vibrant, modern, eccentric, loud and charming as hell. The Vibram® Hong Kong 100, its most famous footrace, is hard but memorable, and terribly hot. In other...

Bulldog

The Bulldog Trail Run appealed to us because of Key Lime Pie and Trouble – yes, those are the names of our two bulldogs who are lazy, ugly, hungry, sometimes angry and a little too cute to be trusted. What drove us to th...

UTMB

Once again, I will share with you my humble perspectives on what happened at UTMB® this year. Sure, I run trail ultras myself, a little. But I’m mostly a critic. That’s what I do. Some of you will like this, some of you...

Marathon Des Sables

As long as Patrick Bauer lives, the Marathon Des Sables in Morocco will never change. Its six stages and approximately 250k (156 miles) will never become a random race and lose its roughness, its bizarreness and, above a...

Ultra Trail du Mont-Blanc

Since 2003, me and my trail running friends have joyfully watched hordes of male American elite runners take a pounding at what has now undoubtedly become the most famous ultra trail rendezvous of all. American women, on...