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Behind Waldo 100K

In the Cascade Mountain Range of Oregon, is a pristine alpine lake named Waldo surrounded by peaks over 7,000 feet high. Inspired by the Oregon Trail Series, a couple of cool guys set out to create a 100K race unlike any other in the state. What did they name it? Where’s Waldo, of course, with each peak offering stunning summit views of the second largest natural lake in Oregon.

The Heart of Finishing DFL

Little voices can pop up in the back of our head before the start of a race. They ask questions like, “Am I ready? Do I have what it takes?” And sometimes pipe in with, “What if I come in last?” Many might fear the thought of finishing last – vivid nightmares of a finish line being taken down upon those final steps can be daunting.

Devon Yanko and Paul Terranova win the 2015-2016 UltraRunning Race Series

Devon Yanko and Paul Terranova have won the UltraRunning Race Series Overall Ranking in its inaugural year. The Series applied a formula to score every ultra finisher at every ultra race in the 12 months ending April 24, 2016. Top scores for four races – one at each classic ultra distance – were added to tabulate every ultrarunner’s score. The talented and experienced Terranova and Yanko took different paths to the top of the rankings.

Science of Running and Mental Fatigue

When we think of ultrarunners, we think of people with iron wills and the ability to push themselves beyond their limits. They seem to override physical fatigue with mental toughness. Finding causes of fatigue has been at the center of exercise physiology research for more than 100 years.

Final weekend for UltraRunning Race Series

This upcoming weekend will mark the final week of racing for the 2015-2016 UltraRunning Race Series. So far this season, results for over 1,200 North American ultras have been posted and scoring for approximately 43,000 runners have been calculated.

Max King Youth Trail Running Camp

There are a number of great running camps nation-wide that help provide kids with the fundamentals of running, including running form, nutrition, and strength training. What is harder to find is a running camp that focuses specifically on trail running

Thank A Runner Today

In the beginning, someone likely sparked your enthusiasm for running. Maybe your dad was a runner, or a favorite teacher encouraged you to join the cross country team. I’ve written countless times about how my father inspired my love of running, as I grew up watching him run marathons. But I wouldn’t be where I am today without the support of a running community that embraced me as a young runner.

Love and Longevity – Part 1

Dan started running with his wife Kathy in 1980. After a brief four years running road races, they were introduced to the trails in Southern California by a group from a local running store. Not long after, Dan was invited by ultrarunning legend, Walt Johnson, to run the Grand Canyon Rim to Rim to Rim – his first ultra marathon in 1984. He finished in 12 hours and 2 minutes. Dan was hooked.

Tom Johnson Inducted Into American Ultrarunning Hall Of Fame

Tom Johnson can lay claim to the most unusual athletic background of any elite American ultrarunner–perhaps any American ultrarunner, period. In college at the University of California at Davis, he was a member of the championship polo team. No, not the kind you play in the water. The kind you play astride a horse, wielding a mallet. And his eventual evolution into an ultrarunner came by way of equestrianism.

2015 National Endurance Sports Summit (NESS)

While it’s easy to convince ourselves that only super humans can climb the Seven Summits and complete Badwater Quads (584 miles back and forth from Badwater Basin to the summit of Mount Whitney), the endurance athletes we met at the 2nd annual National Endurance Sports Summit (NESS), hosted by Team U at Princeton University, reminded us that when one has the will, there’s most often a way.

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