ON THE COVER: The third time is indeed a charm for Omaha’s own Kaci Lickteig, as the Pixie Ninja floats through the tape at the 43rd Western States 100 on June 25. Photo: Melissa Ruse/SweetM Images


  • Gels: A Comprehensive Review by Sarah Koszyk
  • San Diego 100
  • Miwok 100k
  • Western States


  • ASK ANN Beating the Post-Race Blues by Ann Trason
  • FROM THE COACH Favorite Events by Ian Sharman
  • ULTRA-LIFE BALANCE Reassessing Goals After a Did Not Start by Ellie Greenwood
  • ULTRA FORM & EFFICIENCY The Stride Plan by Joe Uhan


  • VIEW FROM THE OPEN ROAD Bud People by Gary Cantrell
  • RUNNING WISE Eat, Drink and Be Merry by Gary Dudney
  • ULTRARUNNING SCIENCE Sleep and the Ultrarunner by Matt Laye
  • THE ULTRA MINDSET FKT = NBS by Travis Macy


  • Singletrack Maniac
  • Quad Rock
  • McDonald Forest
  • Nine Trails
  • Promise Land 50k
  • Chippewa Moraine
  • Superior Spring
  • Ice Age Trail
  • War Eagle
  • Transvulcania


  • ONE STEP BEYOND Ultra Grit by Dean Karnazes
  • MID-PACK ZACH Ebb and Flow: Ride the Ultra Tide! by Zach Adams
  • REESE’S PIECES Tricks of the Trade by Cory Reese
  • ROCKET RANTS Nirvana by Errol “Rocket” Jones