Naked Sports Innovations’ Scotty Hawker 3rd place at the 2019 UTMB

September 9, 2019

Scotty Hawker races to 3rd place in this years edition of the UTMB

The jewel in the prestigious UTWT (Ultra Trail World Tour) crown, the 170km UTMB (Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc) took place this last weekend starting in the idyllic mountain town of Chamonix, France. The UTMB is the culmination of a series of races in various distances that race through the Alps of France, Italy and Switzerland. It is the one race more than 2500 Elite Pro’s and amateurs alike highlight on their racing calendar as the must race event.

Scotty Hawker, of New Zealand, started strong but battled with leg problems through the night and dropped to as low as 40th place. Using his extensive experience and race craft Scotty managed to recover and slowly started to regain positions eventually speeding into Chamonix and capturing 3rdplace with a time of 21:48:04.

As per tradition, Scotty ran the last 100 meters hand in hand with his 3 year old daughter.

After a difficult 2018 season Hawker adjusted his nutrition and 2019 is seeing the results of this positive change. To date his season results have been; 5th at the Hong Kong 100km, 1st at Mt Solitary Ultra 48km in China, 3rd at the Retazat Sky Race in Romania, 3rd at the Lavaredo Ultra Dolomites 87km in Italy and 2nd at the Grossglockner KTT 50km in Germany.

Scotty uses the innovative and industry leading hydration running belt; the Naked Running Band. This is how Scotty carries his most important go to items during his shorter and longer distances


Naked Sports Innovations was founded in 2015 by two brothers, one a designer and mountain runner and the other a triathlete. Based just outside Seattle Washington in the US, Naked is committed to creating the most innovative endurance products available.

In 2015, Naked created the Running Band. The Running Band was the first high performance waist band offered to elite endurance athletes as well as weekend warriors on the market. Able to carry trekking poles, hydration flasks, accessories, clothing and food, the Running Band does so in a super lightweight, minimal, breathable and bounce free package. In addition to the Running Band, Naked has expanded the line and continues in this tradition by offering Running Vests and the innovative Running Spra.

The sales of Naked Sports Innovation Running Band reaches to over 50 countries and is the leading waistband selected by endurance athletes worldwide.


Scotty Hawker is a professional Ultra Trail runner from New Zealand. Scotty shares his global adventures with his wife and young daughter.

Scotty can be followed on Instagram @scotty_hawker and on Facebook at FB/scotty hawker.