Leki, a leader in skiing, trekking and trail running poles, announced they have signed a two-year agreement with elite trail runner Xavier Thevenard to represent the brand and use Leki trail running poles exclusively for training and during competition.

The 31 year-old Frenchman won the legendary Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc (UTMB) for the third time in 2018 and continues to dominate in competitions.

In 2013, he set a new UTMB course record at 20 hours and 34 minutes and ultimately claimed two additional UTMB victories in 2015 and 2018. To date, Thevenard is the only runner to have won Europe’s trail racing “Triple Crown”—the CCC, TDS and UTMB—on his very first try and cemented himself as a Legend of Mont Blanc.