A man running on a trail in a red shirt and black shorts

U.S. Altra Athletes competing in that one big trail race in France

Who is running it? And in what shoes?

The 2021 ultra trail race week through France, Italy, and Switzerland will take place Monday, August 23rd through Sunday, August 29th and is made up of seven different races. This year, three U.S. Altra athletes are competing in various races. Find out which athletes are running in which races and in what pair of Altra shoes.
Meredith Edwards running on a trail


RACING: Tuesday, August 24th (74.5 miles)

SHOES: Olympus 4

Read Meredith's Bio

"Really excited to be returning to race this year. This has been three years in the making and getting to the starting line is a success. For me, the race will be the ultimate celebration and whatever comes my way – I'm ready for it."

Women's Olympus 4
Amanda Basham running on a trail


RACING: Thursday, August 26th (62.75 miles)

SHOES: Superior 5

Read Amanda's Bio

"Training and racing postpartum has only grown my love for running. It's not just about performance anymore. It's about what my body can do and teaching our daughter, Rylan, to dream big. I'm going to race my best, but my best has a whole new meaning."

Women's Superior 5
Ryan Montgomery running on a trail


RACING: Thursday, August 26th (62.75 miles)

SHOES: Timp 3

Read Ryan's Bio

"I am approaching racing this year's race as an opportunity to celebrate the global trail running community coming back together since the beginning of the pandemic. I'm planning to have fun, meet new and old friends, and race my heart out."

Men's Timp 3