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Crossed Paths

Crossed Paths is a monthly podcast bringing together elite and amateur runners in an open conversation about trail running, personal beliefs, and more.

Season 2

American elite runner Dakota Jones chats with Luca Quattrone, a passionate Italian content creator and runner from Verona. Together they talk with enthusiasm about their love of running in the great outdoors and commitment to preserving nature, they also share about their passions like sewing and sport data.

Zimbabwean elite runner Emily Hawgood, meets Kasia Bledkowska, a passionate Polish runner. Together they talk about how trail running came into their lives, the solidarity and inclusive spirit of the runner community and share great bursts of laughter as they get to know each other.

Spanish elite runner Pau Capell, winner of the UTMB 2019, meets Laya Viñas, a young Peruvian runner based in Paris. Together they talk about the essence of their passion for trail running but not necessarily for training, the balance of their lifestyle when the family grows and homemade electronic music.

Today, elite Swiss runner Jonas Russi, winner of the Tor des Géants 2022 and the Lavaredo Ultra-Trail by UTMB 2023, chats with Roy van Son, a passionate Dutch runner based in Zurich. Together, they talk about the place running has in their lives, injuries and what it’s taught them, as well as their passions, including rock’n'roll.

Episode 1

To kick off this second season, Aurélien Dunand-Pallaz, welcomes Fanny Daros to his home. Together, they discuss their victories, their failures, their physical and mental preparation, their love for travel and discovery, not forgetting the enjoyment of good food!

The first episodes of the new season are now available on all major podcast platforms, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music, Deezer and UTMB.WORLD.

Season 1

Episode 1

Top Swedish elite runner Petter Engdahl, meets Doud Cousty. Connected like all trail runners through a shared respect for the mountains, the pair discuss their inspirations, how to balance work and their passion for the hills, the love for their families, and their mutual adoration of Bruce Springsteen.

Episode 2

Brazilian ultra runner, Fernanda Maciel is joined by Caroline Egan, a freelance photographer from California living in Annecy, France. The two dynamic outdoor lovers share how their families brought them to trail running and also somehow to France, where they both now live.

Episode 3

French trail runner Manon Bohard met another Manon, also passionate about trail running: Manon Baudoz. They both discussed the meaning of their passion for trail running, their various experiences on the races, the beauty of the mountains, judo, family and of course the recipe for the perfect risotto.

Episode 4

French elite trail runner and doctor, Thibaut Garrivier is joined by Elia Collignon, a runner for whom trail running has been transformative at different stages of her life. They speak about how to perform in different aspects of life, the importance of shame-free nutrition in trail running and the magic of a concerto.

Episode 5

Kilian Jornet is joined by Julien Loisy, a French banker who learned to balance his passion for running, biking and his work. They spoke about the beauty and dangers of the mountains, the responsibility of being admired and of course Stephen King's novels.

Episode 6

Martina Valmassoi, meets Charlotte Durieux, a French runner who's trying to make running a part of her ever-changing life! They spoke about their training, how to balance different sports and learning how to play the guitar.

Episode 7

Dani Moreno meets Benjamin Raffort, a former ski jumper who found a new connection to the mountains through running. They spoke about how sport has changed their life for better and worse, how they changed their mindset around it and, of course, about how running is faster than walking.

Episode 8

Adam Peterman, the rising American star of trail running, meets Louisa Moreau, a local runner from Chamonix who spoke about van life, how they have dealt with injuries and running with their dogs.

Episode 9

Canadian runner Marianna Hogan meets Yvan Cognasse, a French runner who is passionate about performance. They spoke about keeping their running and work life separate, how to inspire others and the importance of good coffee

I really enjoyed the conversation with Doud and how we found that our passion for the mountains and trail running made our paths converge in unexpected ways.

Petter Engdahl

UTMB - 20 YEARS OF PASSION

UTMB - 20 years of passion is a podcast launched by UTMB Group on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the mythical race that established the event as the global summit of trail running.

Each episode of ‘UTMB® - 20 years of passion’ features a UTMB® runner’s story ranging from the competitors who have made history to the newcomers to the discipline, plus the founders, volunteers, and partners – everyone has a story about an exceptional or emotional moment that lives long in the memory.

‘UTMB® - 20 years of passion’ is aimed at all those who are passionate about trail running and sport, as well as those who want to discover the discipline and the history of this exceptional adventure.

Dive into the stories and emotions of the men and women of the UTMB® Mont-Blanc.

Episode 1

Catherine & Michel Poletti

Episode 2

Kilian Jornet

Episode 3

Mathieu Blanchard

Episode 4

Federico Gilardi

Episode 5

Blandine L'Hirondel

Episode 6

Rory Bosio

Episode 7

Ludovic Collet

Episode 8

Topher Gaylord

Episode 9

UTMB Live

Episode 10

Nicolas Mermoud

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