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11 Essential Pieces of Trail Running Gear for Spring 2018

Trail running—or, as I like to think of it, charging down muddy paths and scrambling up treacherous trails—is exhilarating. It’s way better than …

Trail Running

10 Of The Oldest People In The World Who Are Breaking Records & Teaching Us All How To Life

From being in their 80s to super-centennials, these 'oldies' are grabbing life by the horns, proving that age is just a number for those who …

Andhra Pradesh

Maritime man completes ultramarathon in Morocco

A Maritime man has successfully completed the final leg of an ultramarathon spanning the Sahara Desert.<p>Approximately 960 runners from across the …

Ultramarathons

So I'm Dating an Ultrarunner

I never imagined I’d finish my first marathon by plodding laps back and forth across an empty parking lot, with only my boyfriend, Brendan, to see it. No cheering fans. Nobody handing me a banana or a finisher’s medal. Then again, when I laced my shoes that morning, I had no intention of running a …

Marathons

First Look: The ALTRA Lone Peak 3.0 NeoShell Mid

<b>ALTRA Lone Peak 3.0 NeoShell Mid</b> <br>Price: $150 <br>Weight: 12.6 oz (men’s size 8.5) <br>Drop: 0 mm <br>Stack Height: 25 mm<p>Around the <i>Trail Runner</i> offices, fellow …

Shoes

Why do runners love Death Valley?

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National Parks
Running

Top 10 Summer Trail-Running Camps

Summer camps are typically reserved for kids, right? Dirt hungry, bloody-kneed, s’mores craving, goofy groups looking for new best friends … Or …

Running

How an overweight 40-year-old became a top ultra-athlete

After shortness of breath from climbing the stairs at home, Rich Roll, the author of "Finding Ultra," decided to change his lifestyle. Dropping 60 pounds in six months, this out-of-shape dad became an ultra-endurance athlete at 39. <i>Following is a transcript of the video.</i><p><b>Rich Roll:</b> Ultra-endurance …

Big Island (Hawaii)

Try This Fat-Melting Core Workout For Washboard Abs

​This core and cardio combo will shred your six-pack<p>If you've been looking for something extra to sweat away the fat and sculpt your abs, you've found it. This cardio and core finisher strategically combines moves that will turn up your metabolism to shed fat and chisel your abs.<p>The combination of …

Workouts

Very Different Experiences at a Very Different Race

Both Krissy Moehl, 40, of Bellingham, Washington, and Mike Wardian, 43, of Arlington, Virginia, love racing internationally, to learn of new …

Is Chris Zablocki the Best Extreme Marathoner?

ESSEX, Conn. — One of the fastest American marathon runners right now is a 29-year-old doctor in rural Connecticut who doesn’t have a coach, doesn’t have a sponsor and doesn’t run with a watch. He trains alone, as long as feels right, with “only the trees for teammates,” he says. In the past seven …

Marathons

This Mountain Runner Scaled Everest Twice in Under a Week

Fueled by a love of the mountains and a drive to push his physical limits, Kilian Jornet achieved what no other mountain runner has before—two Everest summits without oxygen in about five days.<p>Kilian Jornet arrived to Everest base camp with the goal of setting a Fastest Known Time (FKT) for a …

Meet the 67-year-old granddad who is more ripped than you’ll ever be

This is Bill.<p>He’s a former marine who lives in Dallas and now spends his time as an online fitness influencer.<p>But he’s not your average source of …

If you’re scared to run a marathon, take inspiration from 83-year-old great-grandmother Jean

If you’re anything like us, you’ve always told yourself you’d love to run a marathon… but you haven’t done anything to take you closer to that goal.<p>A …

A Beginner's Guide To Trail Running

<i>Photography by Sean Laurénz</i><p><b>Kinda gives “happy trail” a whole new meaning.</b><p>If you’re reading this, you’re probably asking yourself – is trail running …

After a terrible head injury, a legendary ultra runner wills himself to race again

Head trauma can be ­life-threatening, particularly to older people. In 2015, Tom Green, then 65, faced such a threat as he clung to life in a Baltimore hospital after a freak accident.<p>As he regained consciousness and began relearning simple movements, caregivers marveled at his grit and …

Running

Two Minnesotans in their 70s tackle 135-mile winter wilderness trek

Retirees relish “personal challenge” of Arrowhead 135 wilderness race.

Northern Lights

Adam Campbell's Long, Hard Road Back to Hardrock

<i>“Move! Move, please, move,”</i> I pleaded to myself, as I lay there in a broken heap, willing my toes to wiggle. Suddenly, I felt them twitch. I was in …

3 Backcountry Satellite Safety Devices, Reviewed

On a late July afternoon in 2016, I scrambled down the summit ridge of Pyramid Peak (14,026 feet) in Colorado’s Maroon Bells Wilderness, listening to …

Lowes Creek Mountain Bike Trail in Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Trail Description<p>About this <b>trail</b><p>There are some double track and plenty of singletrack here. I don't believe there are one way trails except for one …

These 10 Hiking Trails Will Blow Your Mind

Top experts—from trail runners to CEOs to beloved authors—reveal the trails that fuel their dreams.<p>1. TE ARAROA TRAIL IN NEW ZEALAND<p><b>Hiker:</b> Dan …

How Courtney Dauwalter Won the Moab 240 Outright

In most ultras, the difference between first place and second place is a matter of less than an hour. Even in the Bigfoot 200, which took place in …

The 25-Minute Strength Training Workout That Will Make You a Better Runner

Most people think that running just requires...running. You lace up your sneakers, you head out the door, and you start moving your legs. And while …

Workouts

What is the Real Reason People Don't Finish The PCT?

The numbers don’t lie<p>Planning to hike the PCT this year has probably consumed your life for the past few months. Heck, it might even be the most …

Exercise

<em>Men's Journal</em> Presents the 25 Most Adventurous Men of the Past 25 Years

<i>Men's Journal</i> has released another interesting article that is sure to spur some heated conversation. This time out, the magazine has posted its …

Mountaineering

How Young Is Too Young To Let Your Kid Lift Weights?

The short answer: Much younger than you'd think.<p>By<p>Jan 18 2018, 11:18 AM<p>Last summer, 9-year-old Havon Finney Jr. was offered a Division 1 college …

Exercise

Gear to Make Winter Running Just a Bit Better

Ian Sharman, 37, has a knack for running 100 milers. The British-born ultra-runner moved to the U.S. in 2009 and has dominated 100-mile distance races ever since, winning Leadville 100 four times, earning the world record for the fastest time during a 100-mile trail race, and bagging eight top 10 …

Backpacking

Dancer's Video Of Her ‘Jiggle’ Goes Viral For Her Moves And Body Positivity

In the words of Destiny’s Child, we are <i>so</i> ready for this jelly.<p>A Dance Your Pounds Off instructor has shared a video of herself dancing to a fast version of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller,” and her moves are moving. Brandi Mallory had just finished teaching a class when she and her colleague …

Weight Loss

How to Teach Children the Value of Goal Setting

Exercise more. Eat a healthier diet. Get a new job. We're all familiar with some of the most common New Year's resolutions that adults set each year, but what about your kids? Have your children set any goals for the new year?<p>While resolutions are a way to help many adults stay on track, creating …

Goal Setting