ON THE ROAD TO UTMB®
TRAINING NEVER STOPS
Imagine running 100-plus miles for more than 20 hours straight at extreme elevations on rugged terrain in brutal conditions. That’s the Ultra-Trail Mont Blanc, one of the world’s most prestigious (and challenging) trail running events. Preparation is a year-round endeavor for athletes like Katia Fori and Li Kuo, who train a world apart yet share the same drive, determination, and ultimate destination. And while the race doesn’t start until August 26, the road for Katia and Li began months ago.
"Running is different from many sports. It requires you to train consistently every day in order to make a little progress."
– LI KUO
FEEL THE GROUND
INTRODUCING THE ALPINE FTG™
Built to keep you moving fast and light, the new Alpine FTG (Feel The Ground) trail running shoe features advanced midsole cushioning and support, a dual lacing system for a performance fit, and aggressive outsole traction to keep you sure-footed on uneven terrain.
A NEW ERA OF CROSS-SURFACE RUNNING
Looking for a smooth, comfortable ride whether you're running on pavement or trail? Our X.S.R. collection is built for performance on a range of surfaces with lightweight support, advanced midsole cushioning, and an outsole engineered for maximum traction on or off road.
FOAM RISES TO THE TOP
The Variant X.S.R.™ and FluidFlex™ X.S.R.™ trail running shoes both feature PearlFoam™ and FluidFoam™ midsole technologies engineered to deliver exceptional cushion from road to trail.
A STEP ABOVE
ADVANCED FOOTWEAR TECHNOLOGY
As the original trail running brand, Columbia Montrail has a history of innovation in crafting world-class footwear and apparel. From head to toe, our technologies are designed to deliver maximum performance and protection on the trail and beyond.
ICONIC TRAIL RUNNING
One of the most challenging trail running events in the world, the UTMB® features five main races with thousands of participants running through the stunning alpine landscape of three countries. Each year, Columbia Montrail’s trail running gear is tested by UTMB athletes.
FASTEST KNOWN TIME
Columbia Montrail athlete Joe McConaughy attempts to cross 70 miles of treacherous terrain in record time as he chases his bucket list FKT on the Wicklow Round in Ireland. “For me, doing something like this is the ultimate experience," says Joe.