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UltraRunning February 2019

  • Inspiration Comes in All Shapes and Sizes
  • The Year in Review
  • Women Ultrarunners of the Year
  • Men Ultrarunners of the Year
  • Most Notable Fastest Known Times
  • Pete Kostelnick’s Ke2Key
  • Pushing for the Grand Canyon R2R2R FKT
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Sandra Villines’ North American Transcontinental World Record

Confucius say: “Man who moves mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” The mountain Sandra Villines moved was the female world record for the North American transcontinental run. That record had been immovably standing since 1978, when South African Mavis Hutchinson ran from Los Angeles to New York City in 69 days.

Off-Season

No matter what mileage you run per week or how many races you have in a year, it’s helpful to have an off-season, and this is the time of year to consider how to get the most from this phase of training. This article lists some of the advantages of down-time, plus tips for getting the most from it.

On Giving Thanks

The world is roiling. Whether it’s conflict and atrocities in the war-torn areas of the Middle East, struggles for control…

Wanting In!

With the ever-increasing interest in the sport of ultrarunning has come an explosion of prospective entrants for certain races. This popularity has race directors resorting to lotteries, wait lists and other measures, in some cases just short of asking entrants for their firstborn for entry into their events.

69 Miles/Two Days Across The British Countryside

The idea of doing this iconic event sprang up a few weeks after the Trans Rockies multi-day run in 2013 – after the brain had suppressed the pain of that undertaking. But then a fi ve-day stay in the ICU at Johns Hopkins hospital after a “cardiac event” in December put a lot more than just completing this event into question for me.

UltraRunning Finishes by Gender

Race results are obtained from numerous sources, and should be accurate and complete, but inevitably there may be errors. In such cases please let us know. We obtained results from our archive of old ultrarunning magazines dating back to 1981.

Heart Of A Champion

From the greenest novice, to the most seasoned veteran, as ultrarunners, each of us has an ambition of reaching our…

Jumpstart Your Recovery

There’s no shortage of products that promise to accelerate recovery. Sure, they might work, but first you have to buy them, which means (a) spending money and (b) either going all the way to the store or waiting days for your order to arrive. But did you know there are plenty of strategies to speed up and improve recovery that are absolutely free and don’t require any equipment?

Hard Lessons for a Leadville Trail 100 Rookie

I’ve always told our kids that our true character comes through in how you deal with life’s setbacks, rather than how you respond when things are going great. I, unfortunately, had the opportunity to “practice what I preach” in Leadville this past August. I learned in no uncertain terms that the only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary. On a beautiful sunny day in the Colorado Rockies the Leadville Trail 100 chewed me up and spit me out. Period.

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