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UltraRunning November 2017

  • 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

Chasing Boys
I set out to define myself – who I am and who I aim to be. The company I now keep is a collective group of people all striving to perform at their best and our aim is to encourage other runners to do the same.
Interview with 2016 UltraRunner of the Year Jim Walmsley
Rarely in ultrarunning do you see the word “phenom” used to describe the sport’s best runners. But in 2016 the sport was taken over by the phenomenal record-smashing performances of Jim Walmsley. The 26 year-old from Flagstaff, Arizona kicked off the year with a dominant win and course-record at the Black Canyon 100K, and from there he seemingly never took his foot off the gas pedal. With his Western States Golden Ticket in hand, Walmsley continued to race – and set records – at some of the most competitive ultras, including the Lake Sonoma 50-miler in April.
Interview with 2016 UltraRunner of the Year Kaci Lickteig
At age 30 Lickteig reached the pinnacle of the sport with a dominating win at the Western States 100- posting the third fastest time in the venerable event’s 40+ year history – and on one of the hottest days on record. Before and after that huge win last year, Lickteig won six other ultras (including three overall wins) and placed second at the highly competitive Lake Sonoma 50-miler in April.
Running In, And For, Patagonia
by Nick Barraza This year’s Patagonian International Ultra-Marathon was nothing short of magical. Combining the natural elegance and wonder of Torres del Paine in Chilean Patagonia with eco-conservation initiatives in the area, the event attracted over 740 runners
Stepping Up To Ultra
My seatmate asked what was bringing me to Chicago. “I’m going to run the marathon,” I informed him. “Wow,” he…
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