The 2016 edition of the UTMB mountain race, on Aug. 22-28, saw the participation of around 7,500 runners from all over the world. Trail running champions gathered in Chamonix and defied the heat and a big storm in the French Alps, to compete in one of the event's five races around Mont-Blanc. The UTMB was sponsored this year by Buff, Camelbak, Columbia Sportswear , Julbo and Vibram, among others. As a subsidiary of Columbia, Outdry participated as well.