🇺🇸 USA • Mountaineering • Running

World Record Skyrunner

"I come from the mountains; I am not a runner"

Hillary Gerardi, an extraordinary mountain and trail runner who has taken the world of trail running by storm. In an astonishing display of endurance and skill, Hillary shattered records by completing the daunting ascent and descent of Mont Blanc in a mind-boggling time of 7 hours and 25 minutes, firmly establishing herself as a force to be reckoned with in the world of mountain running.
Hillary grew up in Vermont, US and is living in the Alps for over a decade and currently calls Chamonix, France her home.

🏆 Fastest know time for a woman to run up and down Mont Blanc

👷‍♀️ Worked in an Alpine Research Center before becoming a professional athlete

Fastest Known Time up and down Mont Blanc

France 🇫🇷
Jun. 2023
Hillary ran the fastest known time (FKT) for women, up and down Mont Blanc. Starting at the curch in Chamonix, she ran to the summit and returned 7h 25 min 28s later, after covering over 30km and almost 4000m in altitude.

1st place 90k Marathon du Mont Blanc

France 🇫🇷
Winner of the Mont Blanc 90k Marathon

Athlete in Skyrunner Series

World 🌍
2015- now
Hillary competes in the Skyrunner World Series, having won many international races.

1 Tour des Cirques120 km2015 
3 Skyrhune21 km2016 
2 Dolomites SkyRace22 km2017 
2 Trentapassi Vertical Race3,4 km2018 
1 Monte Rosa SkyMarathon35 km2018 
2 DoloMyths Run22 km2018 
1 Tromsø Skyrace57 km2018 
1 Trophée Kima52 km2018 
5 Mt Awa SkyRace33 km2019 
2 SkyRace des Matheysins27 km2019 
3 Tromsø Skyrace55 km2019 
2 Matterhorn Ultraks Extreme25 km2019 
3 Matterhorn Ultraks Vertical2,3 km2019 
2 Matterhorn Ultraks Extreme25 km2020 
1 AMA VK211 km2021 
1 90 km du Mont-Blanc85 km2021 
2 Matterhorn Ultraks Extreme25 km2021 
1 Grigne SkyMarathon23 km2021 
2 Monte Rosa SkyMarathon35 km2022 
3 Giir di Mont32 km2022 
1 Trophée Kima52 km2022 
3 Skyrace des Matheysins25,3 km  

Winner Skyrunner Extra Series

USA 🇺🇸

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Trail Runner Magazine: Hillary Gerardi’s Mont Blanc FKT. Read
Runners World: Hillary Gerardi Breaks Women’s Speed Record on Mont Blanc. Read
World Explorers Collective: Running Mont Blanc in 7h25m: Breaking World Records. Read


Explorers Web: New Female FKT on Mont Blanc: 7h25’28”. Read
Chamonix.net: Hillary Gerardi, Mont Blanc summiit : a new womens record. Read


Art of Adventuring: Hillary Gerardi - The responsibility to share what's behind World Record on Mont Blanc. Listen
The Athlete Climate Academy: Biodiversity with Hillary Gerardi. Listen
Uphill Athlete: Training for Trail Running: Special Guest Hillary Gerard. Listen

Film & TV

Black Diamond: La Gara with Hillary Gerardi. See
Run the Alps: Run the Alps Rendez-Vous: Hillary Gerardi Resets the Fastest Known Time on Mont Blanc. See
Black Diamond: What It Takes—Hillary Gerardi & The 90K du Mont-Blanc. See

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