- Ultra Couples by Amy Rusiecki
- Headlamps Review by Donald Buraglio
- The Power of the Pack by Ellie Greenwood
- Bigfoot 200 by Van Phan
- Tony Rossmann Battles Back by John Trent
- It Goes with the Territory by Errol Jones
Ode to Winners: A Mystic’s Homage to Fierce Competitors
By John McLarty All last week I dreamed of today’s run, 22 miles on trails north of Mt. Rainier. Hours…
The Last Great Race: Running the First Six 100-Milers in the US in One Summer
The Last Great Race consists of running the first six 100-milers in the United States in one summer: Old Dominion 100, Western States 100, Vermont 100, Angeles Crest 100, Leadville Trail 100, and Wasatch Front 100.
One More Hour: Guillaume Calmettes’ 245.832 Miles at Big Dog Backyard Ultra
On October 23, 2017, Guillaume Calmettes ran 245.832 miles to become the last man standing at the Big Dog Backyard Ultra. Here’s the story from the woman who cooked him a lot of soup.
Stumbling through Rocksylvania at Eastern States 100
Somewhere I’ve seen Eastern States referred to as a “Massanutten 100 on Steroids.” The course is a work of art: one giant loop through the Tiadaghton State Forest with a scenic lakeside finish area in Little Pine State Park. Pine Creek Gorge, the “Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania,” cuts through the center.
Exploring the Psychological Aspect of Ultrarunning
Five years ago, two important aspects of my life converged: my career path as a clinical psychologist, and my long-time passion for running. A year into graduate school, I faced the decision of choosing a topic for my dissertation. I opted for something I had long been curious about: the psychological side of ultrarunning; that “90% mental” behind the old adage.
Kunkel, Howard, Brave Humidity to Win 50-Mile Titles at Mountainback
Deep in the central Pennsylvania forest, past mile 20 where the route scuffs 1,300 feet upward across 3+ miles, a hanging fog thrust into the canopies of turning leaves adding an air of mystery. But it was here that steady tracks would burn away any uncertainty about who would dominate the action in the quest for top honors in the USA 50-Mile Road Championships.
Javelina Jundred Slingshots 23-Year-Old’s Life Into Overdrive
Why would a 23-year-old want to run 100-miles? Because working towards a goal larger than life and crushing it just slingshot my life into overdrive.
Stacey Buckley: Balancing Life and Ultrarunning
Imagine a high school track star who dared not run distances longer than 800 meters, but would eventually grow up to find herself finishing (and winning) 50 and 100-milers. That’s exactly what Nebraskan Stacey Buckley is doing, and she’s just getting started.
Fall Sock Roundup 2017
Fall brings cool weather, colorful trails, and a harvest of new running socks to explore them with. For the most part, the themes this autumn are thinner socks and taller ankle heights – and some of our choices have their own colorful flair to celebrate the changing of the seasons.
Litofsky, Yokum Take Top Honors at Sixth Annual Allegheny Front Trail 50K
Serious rains cut through the forest the night before the race and super-mild temperatures kept up for race day in central Pennsylvania’s Moshannon State Forest for the sixth annual Allegheny Front Trail Runs.
How a Traumatic Brain Injury Turned My Husband Into an Ultrarunner
In August 2015, on the sixth day of a cycling trip from Vienna, Austria to Venice, Italy, a dog ran into my bicycle and the resulting concussion changed our lives.
To Care and Not to Care
Because Patsy’s focus in training and racing was not on the numbers, the splits or the race plan, but rather on the health and well-being of others, she surpassed previously held notions of her own personal limits. Because she knew that as the only woman from Puerto Rico to have ever run 100 miles, that she could inspire her people to endure and come together, Patsy was able to run better than ever.
Chasing After My Triple Crown of 200s Dream
Last August, I completed Bigfoot 200 and could not conceive of how my friends were going on to complete Tahoe 200 just three weeks later. The idea of doing back-to-back 200s seemed impossible to me at the time. Throwing in a third once seemed inconceivable. Several months later, I found myself feeling inquisitive and eager to find out if it was possible for me to accomplish the Triple Crown of 200s.