- 2019: The Year In Review by John Medinger
- Ultrarunners Of The Year
- 2019 Top Times
- Ones to Watch in 2020
- Winning Nutrition at Big’s
- Fastest Known Times Of The Year
- Biggest North American Ultras
- Performances Of The Year
HOKA One One picked up Jim Walmsley shortly after his first foray at Western States in 2016 – the one that was infamously derailed by the missed left turn. He’s been involved with shoe development and prototype testing since then, and the EVO Mafate is an example of how his contributions have improved the performance aspects of existing HOKA models.
Each mistake I make in an ultra teaches me something new and brings me a little farther than the last race. Let me list my mistakes and what they taught me, in the hopes that you can avoid making the same ones.
On May 5, 2018 Rockhopper Races launched its first race in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Although White Lake Ultras was not held on the rugged terrain that the White Mountains are known for, it did provide a variety of trails that went around White Lake. There were beautiful mountain views from parts of the 2.9-mile race course as well as snowmobile trails and technical single track.
Seeing some of the Golden Hour finishers I had assisted in some small way successfully complete their journey to Auburn was a pinnacle moment for me after two decades of ultrarunning. There always will be, no matter how mainstream this sport goes, the nowhere-near-first multitudes comprising the heart of Ultra quietly grinding it out for the simple satisfaction of proving to themselves they could do it.
As best I can tell, the GPS mile is somewhere between eight and nine tenths of a mile as measured by a steel tape, a wheel, a surveyor or even a laser beam. Even at a race held on a paved, certified, one-mile loop, the race director was accosted by runners during the event, swearing that the loop distance was far more than a mile… their GPS measurements proved it.
Zach Bitter Zach Bitter comes in at number eight. The Wisconsin middle-school teacher posted the fastest 100-mile time of the…
Emily Harrison Emily Harrison is our number nine ranked woman for 2014. The Virginia native, now living in Flagstaff, Arizona,…
We start our countdown with the tenth ranked runners for 2014. Alex Varner Alex Varner of Mill Valley, California checks…
The lottery for the 2015 running of the Western States 100 Mile, the granddaddy of this country’s 100-mile trail runs,…
The third annual Cuyamaca 100K launched from San Diego’s Cuyamaca Rancho State Park on October 4th this year with the largest field of starters to date. One hundred and eighty-two runners toed the line this year, having travelled from as far away as Poland and Japan.
Last week Cory and I were in Austin, Texas for The Running Event, a tradeshow geared for running specialty retailers. A focal part of the show is the exhibition hall which featured over 100 different running products, services and brands catering to the running market.
Victor Ballesteros of Victory Sportdesign talks with us from The Running Event (TRE) on his variety of bags and a few developments on new products coming up for 2015.