Articles by Jeffrey Stern

Canyons 100k

(L to R) Noah Brautigam, Anthony Costales and Max King approach mile 10 at daybreak as they climb out of Mammoth Bar aid station on the newly modified Canyons 100K course. Lacy Wittman Arguably the most co...

Barkley Bites Again

Once again, since its inception in 1986, The Barkley Marathons were held at Frozen Head State Park in Wartburg, Tennessee, and concluded with zero finishers this year—for the third time in a row.This year’s edition didn’...

Black Canyon

The weekend at Black Canyon Ultras wasfor many, a much anticipated return to racing in the pandemic era. After nearly a full year since the start of it all, racing opportunities for most have been relatively few and...

Project Carbon X 2

After a wildly successful event in 2019 in Sacramento, California, that saw Jim Walmsley break the 50-mile world best in 4 hours, 50 minutes and 8 seconds, it seemed only natural that Project Car...

Racing the World at Big’s Backyard

During the 2018 Big’s Backyard Ultra in Bell Buckle, Tennessee, Courtney Dauwalter arrived at the starting line for her 68th lap standing shoulder to shoulder with Stockholm’s Johan Steene. After running through two...

Dauwalter Goes for 500 Miles

“I’m feeling good – better every day,” Courtney Dauwalter said just two weeks after her 500-mile Colorado Trail (CT) fastest known time (FKT) attempt. “I’ll be back to 100% soon, I hope,” she continued, clearly optimisti...

Woltering Battles for the Ice Age FKT

Approaching the halfway point of last year’s Ultra-Trail Mount Fuji (UTMF) the temperatures dropped into the high 30s and it started raining – hard. As the weather worsened and the winds picked up it, became bitterly col...

Mt. Shasta Trail Runs

Leading up to the Mount Shasta 50K, my first socially-distanced race, I was flooded with emotion. I just flat out missed racing and all the aspects of an ultra – the training, the challenge, the deep valleys I have to ba...

Eric Senseman: Campaigning on the Run

On a blustery Tuesday morning in the middle of February, two professional ultrarunners set out with a plan to run a 50k in northern Arizona. They weren’t tackling the Cowboy Loop in the Grand Canyon or the infamous A1 Lo...