Ultra-Trail Cape Town 2021: Top 15 Pics

Relive the drama and magic of the 2021 Ultra-Trail Cape Town


RW Reporter |

Americans Jim Walmsley and Courtney Dauwalter are the men’s and women’s champions of the 2021 Ultra-Trail Cape Town (UTCT), with Walmsley breaking Prodigal Khumalo’s 2017 record (09:51:00) with a time of 9:47:20, and Dauwalter achieving an overall eighth position.

The eighth edition of the race took place on Saturday 27 November, an event that has grown in stature to attract some of the world’s best ultra-trail runners, as well as South Africa’s finest. With quite heavy rain overnight on Friday, runners were greeted with a cool misty morning and conditions were favourable.

Here are some of our favourite pics:

The 4am race start of the 100km @ Zac Zinn
The iconic climb up Platteklip was shrouded in cloud @Zac Zinn
Climbs, climbs and more climbs on a tough and technical course @Zac Zinn
The glory of the finish line after 100km of trail @Zac Zinn
Early morning light on Signal Hill @Sam Clark
From mountain tops to coastal trails @Sam Clark
American trail legend Jim Walmsley smashed the record @Sam Clark
Did you see what I just did? @Sam Clark
American Courtney Dauwalter finished eighth overall and smiled almost all the way @Sam Clark
Cow bells and cheering. It’s a trail thing @Simon Pocock
One step at a time gets you closer to the finish. Vasbyt @Emma Gatland
Thumbs up on the road up. Stil smiling. @Sam Clark
Comrades legend Bong’musa Mthembu finished seventh @Sam Clark
How far did you say I’m ahead? Courtney Dauwalter at and aid station @Sam Clark

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