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What It Takes To Be An Ultrarunner

<i>This writing is excerpted from</i> The Trail Runner’s Companion: A Step-by-Step Guide to Trail Running and Racing, From 5Ks to Ultras,<i> by</i> Trail Runner<i></i> …

Running

Born and Bred in the Briars

Practically overnight, John Kelly became a household name in trail running. Over the weekend, he battled his way to a finish at the Barkley …

10 Ideal Summits for First-Time Mountaineering

If you are new to mountaineering and looking for some great summits to bag, look no further. These 10 mountains offer first-time mountaineers a …

Hiking

Fatigue Is All in Your Head

Samuele Marcora, the 47-year-old director of research at the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences at England’s University of Kent, doesn’t consider himself an endurance athlete. But he’s fast becoming one of the most talked-about researchers in the field. Marcora, who is originally from Italy, …

The Brain

Top 8 Ultra-Long Distance Adventure Runs

Trail-running is exploding in popularity, and for good reason. What’s not to like about a sport that requires virtually no equipment—except (maybe) shorts and trail running shoes—and allows you to explore vast mountain ranges and terrain that most people will never experience? Even better, our …

Hiking

5 Training Tips For Your Summer Adventure

Hello there! It’s your friendly neighborhood ultra runner, Dominic Grossman, here to give you a few tips on how to prepare for your big athletic goal …

Marathons

Robbie’s 51 Reasons to do an Ultramarathon

Because your coach told you to.<p>You get to eat cake.<p>Meet great people.<p>See great places.<p>You’re fit & healthy (except for race day).<p>It’s okay to …

Guest Post: An introduction to ultramarathon running (by @AliceH82)

I was sitting around the table with my housemates on Saturday night, having my one glass of wine before they went on their proper night out, leaving …

The world's top ultramarathoners explain why they run 100 miles at a time

Millions of people spend part of each day running, whether around a track or over the roads or along trails.<p>However, relatively few take on the …

The Reason People Run Ridiculous Distances Has Little to Do With Physical Fitness

The ultramarathoner, as Science of Us has noted before, is a special sort of person. Generally, when people think about running and intensity, the …

An Unconventional Champion - Michael Wardian

Extreme Long Trail run is focus of new film

Most people would be satisfied just to walk all 273 miles of Vermont's Long Trail, the nation's oldest hiking path. So why did Nikki Kimball want to …

Trail Running

iRunFar's Editor-in-Chief Bryon Powell finished the Ultra Trail Gobi Race in China, a 400k non-stop race, 98:59:39! http://t.co/SllLaSuz1X

Dolomites, Italy - 06 - Runnexplorer

The ultimate challenge: running the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc

Traversing rivers, glaciers and three different countries, Europe’s most relentless race is a symbol for human endeavour. To finish it is to win<p>“The Tour du Mont Blanc? I walked that a few years ago and it took me 10 days. You’re running it in one go? You’re joking!” This is what people usually say …

Running

Scott Jurek Responds to 'Personal Attacks, Misinformation' Surrounding State Park Citations

He refutes Baxter State Park's public statement about his celebration on the summit of Mount Katahdin.<p>In a statement posted to his website Friday morning, Scott Jurek issued his first public response to the three summonses he received from Baxter State Park on his final day of breaking the …

Hiking

Scott Jurek Sets New FKT Record for the Appalachian Trail

After nearly seven weeks of running along arguably the most famous trail in the United States, ultrarunner Scott Jurek reached the summit of Mt. …

Ultramarathons

8 Golden Ultra Training Tips

Onions

Gunhild Swanson Post-2015 Western States 100 Interview

It’s no exaggeration to say that Gunhild Swanson was the show stopper at this year’s <b>Western States 100</b>, as she became not only the first woman over …

The Debate Around "Do We Even Need CSS Anymore?" | CSS-Tricks

By Chris Coyier On June 26, 2015<p>This has become quite the hot topic lately. It's been talked about at a number of conferences and meetups I've been …

Web Development

You Might Be An Ultrarunner If ...

<i>This was originally published in the December 1997 issue of UltraRunning Magazine</i><p>With apologies to Jeff Foxworthy, but, just as there are Americans, …

Running

How ultramarathons can lead to blood poisoning

by Jill Margo<p>Extreme exercise can lead to blood poisoning, according to scientists from Monash University.<p>They say pushing your body to its limit can …

What’s Harder on the Body: Trail Ultras or Road Marathons?

"A trail ultra results in soreness that’s a mile wide and an inch deep," says Alex Varner, shown here on his way to finishing seventh at last year's …

Running