Article banner

Wearing Compression helps Finish the UTMB® – A scientifically-proven fact

Every year, during August`s last weekend, the best trail runners together with numerous amateurs around the world gather at Chamonix to take part in the Mont Blanc Ultra-Trail UTMB®.

You will be more than 2500 to be sharing the same dream: go round the Mont-Blanc in less than 2 days! Even though each of you have been training thoroughly for months, half of UTMB® participants will not reach the finish line (an average of 46 % exactly since the first race in 2004).


Totally excessive and disproportioned, the mythic trail event (170km-track, more than 10 000m of positive altitude, crossings of more than 2500 m and occasional adverse weather conditions : night, wind, cold, rain, snow) requires, in addition to the best training, full personal autonomy and the mandatory apparel and equipment.


That`s why Compressport®  is present on each event by bringing innovative sportswear and offering solutions to help you achieve the ultimate goal. Compression by Compressport® backed by scientifically-proven results guarantees that :

 You`ll have more Chance to Finish UTMB®!

From 2013 to 2016 finishers of the UTMB® wore more compression than those who dropped out early (Buche et al. 2018).


?   You`ll Make it to the Top of the Table!

During 2013 à 2016 editions of the UTMB®,  compression was mostly worn by those ranking high in the  results table (Buche et al. 2018).

?   Less risk of Injuries, More chance to Finish your Race!

Risks of injury (shin splints, tendonitis…) are reduced (-29 %) when compression is worn during workouts  (Ménétrier et al. 2014).




If you are heading for UTMB® 2018 you most probably have gone through highly mental preparation and tough physical training while keeping in mind one single and strong goal – CROSS THE FINISH LINE!

To do so you will need the adequate equipment that would :

•  Protect  against weather and climate whims

•  Help withstand pain and muscle fatigue

•  Prevent injuries and achieve fast recovery.

Compressport® has developed a dozen of compression trail products specially dedicated to the UTMB ® 2018 under the aegis of Innovation, Technology and Know-how.


The revisited range of compression products caters for

•   Muscle oxygenation

•   Maximum Ventilation & Breathability

•   Targeted Compression

•   Muscle Support and Protection

For the fifth time this year, Compressport® is the official provider of compression and socks to the UTMB® event.

Pin It

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *