James Thorne

44 Flips | 2 Magazines | 16 Likes | 8 Following | 1 Follower | @TheEnglishVegan | Plant powered ultra runner and cyclist.

A Duel to the Near Death

<b>I lay on the soggy, wet ground,</b> my body contorted into a pile of flesh and human suffering. My feet have long since pickled inside their shoes to …

The Year the Barkley Won

A raw look at the 2018 Barkley Marathons from the perspective of participant Jamil Coury. Nobody finished.<p>Trail Runner Magazine March 29th, 2018<p>The …

Trail Running

When the Course Wins: No Finishers at the 2018 Barkley Marathons

Canadian Gary Robbins completed the most loops in a year when heavy rain and fog made the tough course even harder to navigate.<p>Even under ideal conditions, completing a single loop of the notorious Barkley Marathons—let alone completing all five loops to actually “finish” the race—is an …

Running

A loop eternal: welcome to the Big Dog Backyard Ultra

It’s a simple conceit – a slightly more than four-mile loop that you run once an hour until all your competitors have dropped out. All very straightforward, until you hear how far the winner ran ....<p>Run a single loop measuring 4.16667 miles within a single hour. Now do it again. And again. Now keep …

France

Salomon S-LAB Sense Ultra 8 Set Pack Review

Salomon has pioneered many of the great running-pack technological advancements since the Advanced Skin packs debuted back in 2013. These packs …

Backpacking

Gary Robbins won't settle for anything less than a finish at the Barkley Marathons

Photo: Matt Trappe Photography.<p>It’s perhaps the toughest ultramarathon in the world.<p>Only 14 runners have finished the Barkley Marathons since the …

Running

The Story Behind Michael Versteeg’s Record 830-Mile Arizona Trail Run

Michael Versteeg averaged 51 miles per day while running the length of the Arizona Trail in October. Photo: Jamil CouryMichael Versteeg was aware of …

Prominent athletes who made headlines with their vegan diets

Here are a few prominent athletes who have made headlines because of their plant-based diets:<p><b>Michaela Copenhaver</b>: Lightweight rower Copenhaver finished first in 2015 in the quad and doubles competitions at USRowing’s national championships, and she took second place in the world championship …

Athletes, Coaches, Advocates Support Launch of Clean Sport Collective

Fed up with doping, the dirty business practices and politics that allow it to happen and national and international federations that don’d do enough …

72 Year Old Ultra Marathon Runner Takes On The Western States 100 | Thirty Hours

This is what a vegan looks like…

More people than ever are moving from steak to seitan. Four recent converts tell us why they switched<p>The number of vegans has been rising in the UK – up by 360% over the past decade. At the moment there are more than half a million in this country, and as ever more disturbing information …

The 2016 Barkley Marathons: One Person Finishes!

Jared Campbell completes the legendarily difficult race for a record third time.<p>The Barkley Marathons, the famed adventure race in the Cumberland Range of Tennessee that’s more a test of will than standard ultramarathon, did what it does best last weekend: crush participants’ bodies over 60,000 …

Marathon man Robert Young eyes the long road ahead

Having completed the longest run in history with no sleep, 33-year-old Robert Young is already preparing for his next long-distance challenge<p>After completing 370 marathons and ultras in a calendar year, covering more than 11,000 miles, a penniless Robert Young did not think of rest. Young had just …

Marathons

This Man Ran the Entire Appalachian Trail in 46 Days. Here's What He Ate Along the Way

What foods fuel a man who completed the entire Appalachian Trail in 46 days? We spoke to ultrarunner and vegan Scott Jurek to find out.<p>In a sport that already dances on the fringe of society, ultrarunner Scott Jurek is a true rarity. As one of the athletes who helped make ultramarathons—any race …

Running

Powered By Plants On The Ultramarathon Trail

The Appalachian Trail (AT) runs from Springer Mountain in Georgia to Mount Katahdin in Maine, crossing 14 states for a total of 2,189 miles. This past Sunday, ultramarathon runner Scott Jurek completed a thru-hike of the AT in record-breaking time: 46 days, 8 hours and 7 minutes.<p>Given that most …

Chicago Fire's Matt Watson on Art, Veganism & Playing for a Living - Gapers Block Tailgate | Chicago

Feature Wed Apr 29 2015<p>It's a Monday night and I'm sitting in the Chicago Diner with Matt Watson, the English midfielder with the Chicago Fire a …

Harry Kane

How one woman went from 20 cigarettes a day to triumphing in Ireland's toughest endurance race

Behan starting stage 3 of The Race 2015 -- the climb up Muckish.<p>Behan starting stage 3 of The Race 2015 -- the climb up Muckish.<p>“TO BE HONEST, when I …

No, Maximalist Running Shoes Aren't New Anymore

Last week, the <i>New York Times</i> reported that Hoka One One, the uber-cushioned running shoe brand, is on track to break out of the wonky ultra market and launch a fat shoe revolution. “Athletes who spent the past few years embracing or scorning barefoot running can now consider whether the …

The Ingenuous Choice - Mountain Running with Anton Krupicka

Sky High Flag: the Town | the People | the Race

The Art of Going Solo

I don’t lack for running partners. As one of the lead members of the TAUR organization I’m pretty recognizable on the trails. My circle of running …

Hot Quinoa Cereal & Cooking with Ancient Grains Review

Bring water to a boil in a heavy, 2-quart saucepan. Add quinoa, return to a boil, and cook over medium heat for 12 minutes or until quinoa has …

Healthy Banana Bread (Whole Wheat, Vegan, Oil-free & Sugar-free)

After more than a month of mindless eating and indulging I feel like I am finally back to my old self. All the overeating though made me feel great …

The Medics Know Best: 10 Tips For Ultramarathon Success

<i>The medics at ultramarathons get a first-hand look at where races go wrong. Here is their advice to get you to the finish line.</i><p>When it comes to …

Are Calories In Sports Drinks Cause For Concern?

<i>The short answer is “no.” But there is a long answer.</i><p>Sports drinks contain a fairly large amount of energy—a little more than half as many calories …

10 things no one tells you before you run an ultra-marathon

An ultra-marathon is any race longer than the classic marathon distance of 26.2 miles. Growing ever more popular, you can do an event almost every weekend in Britain at the moment (although that's not recommended if you don't like bits of you falling off). What's more, most of the races are on …

Master Your Running Form

Stick to the basics:<br>• Increase your cadence to roughly 170-180 steps per minute.<br>• Land with your foot underneath your body, as opposed to “reaching” …

10 Tips to Make Winter Running Less Miserable

Runners and readers give their best advice for plowing through the winter season.<p>​<p>​<p>Get Motivated<p>“Make a date to meet someone for a run,” says Jean M., a reader in Colorado. “There’s no wimping out when someone is waiting.” John Stanton, the founder of the Running Room in Edmonton, Alberta, says the …

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