- Trekking Pole Review
- Western States
- A Primer on Performance Enhancing Drugs
- Old Dominion 100
- Preventing Runner’s Trots
- McDonald Forest
- Running Far, Living Out Youth
100 Miles Across Northern Arizona: Flagstaff to Grand Canyon Stagecoach Line
The Flagstaff to Grand Canyon Stagecoach Line unfolds like a good story. Like any addictive page-turner, the event establishes its characters, puts them through hell but ultimately leaves each participant with a newfound sense of introspection and grasp on what they can truly accomplish.
Mark Twain Endurance Runs: After the Rain
The rain had finally cleared for the start of the 5th Annual Mark Twain Endurance Runs. The 28 athletes attempting the 100-mile trek, and the 44 gearing up for the 50-mile run, knew, as race director Gary Fuerst cautioned at the pre-race briefing on Friday night, that “taking care of your feet” would be paramount for a safe and successful run.
Damn, Son! Interview with Transcon Record Holder, Pete Kostelnick
Editor’s note: I was recently chatting with my teenage daughter about how our days were going – I told her that I was interviewing an ultrarunner who had recently broken a 26-year-old epic record. “Oh really, what race?” she asked. “A 3,000-miler starting in San Francisco and ending in New York City. He ran across the country, doing over 70 miles a day, every day, breaking the record by four days.” Her reply: “Damn, son!” There really are no words to describe the enormity of Pete Kostelnick’s accomplishment, but these two seem to resonate.
Way too much fun at the 25th running of Way Too Cool 50k
The 25-year anniversary of the iconic Way Too Cool 50k was a smashing success, with an exact 1,000 finishers, the…
Hydration Gear Review Part 2: Back Mounted Pack Systems
by Donald Buraglio Last week we looked at the large variety of handheld and waist-mounted hydration packs on the market…
Hydration Gear Review – Part 1: Handheld And Waist-Mounted Systems
Over the past several years, innovations in hydration science have evolved at a somewhat steady rate; it seems like every summer there are advanced formulations, newly discovered ingredients, or enhanced electrolyte blends that promise to improve our performance. For the containers that hold those drinks, however, it was a different story.
Run The Rann 101KM – Dholviria, India
Traveling overseas as an “elite athlete” comes with romantic aire of catered this, escorted that. A plane ticket arrives in your email inbox with an itinerary you may have had some input on. This particular trip, I was thankful to see the direct flights, minimal connections each way and with a carrier I fly frequently.
Race Preview Miwok 100K
The Miwok 100K is a longstanding ultrarunning classic for good reason. It draws a big field (450 entrants) and it’s competitive (past winners include Scott Jurek, Nikki Kimball, Hal Koerner, Anton Kupicka, Dave Mackey, Kami Semick, and Ann Trason). It’s also challenging with 12,000 feet of elevation change packed into its 61 miles and unpredictable weather.
UltraRunning Magazine editor Tia Bodington heading to Germany
After seven years at the helm of UltraRunning magazine, I’ve got a different kind of experience on my horizon. Some of you know that I’ve been working on an MBA for the past year, and I unexpectedly have the chance to complete my degree in Germany
A Conversation With 30-Time Leadville 100 Finisher, Bill Finkbeiner
With his 28-hour finish at last year’s Leadville 100, Bill Finkbeiner has now completed the race 30 consecutive years, beginning in 1984. We were lucky enough to corral this 100-mile legend and ask him a few questions, and he shares insights that all active and aspiring 100-milers can learn from.