Jeff Kozak, who lives in Bishop, California, got a message in July 2014 that Krissy Moehl and Jenn Shelton needed some company during their John Muir Trail FKT attempt.
Kozak pretty much dropped everything he was doin...
The author finishes the final mile of the San Diego 100 with friend and previous race director, Scotty Mills. Howie Stern
If there was ever a moment in my life where I’ve felt all of my 60 years, thi...
We all know how
fleeting the passage of time can be and each year, turn to Western States to
see how a poignant journey can remind us there will be moments of transcendence
and grace. Time can be shaken and shattered...
Editor’s Note: The following is an
excerpt from “Second Sunrise: Five Decades of History at the Western States
Endurance Run,” by UR columnist and longtime Western States Board of Trustees
member John Trent (Broad Boo...
When you consider where Tim Tollefson was at the start of 2022 and where he is today, things look a little different. He would be the first to tell you that the past year hasn’t been without its challeng...
Far too often, we look at champions as if they
are made from a sinewy type of steel. When they win, it is because they are far
different than any of us – more talented, mentally tougher and physically
Chuck Eidenschink answered the knock at the door of his Portland home while
he was putting on a pair of overalls. It was January 2021 and Scott LaPlante
was in the middle of planning out his summer as he was going to a...
Bassett has reached a point in life where practically every answer to any question
he’s asked usually turns into a story.
blame him for that.
you’re 77 years old and completed nearly 200 ultrama...
towns throughout the country usually have a heart and soul center that runs
right through the 50-yard line of their high school football stadiums.
Friday night during the fall, the gathering at the loc...
journey to run this race began as a young kid. I always saw runners
participating in these races and I always saw how miserable they looked.
However, the looks on their faces when they finish these races have draw...
Looking back now, Rachel Spaulding realizes that over the past few years, there have
been brief conversational moments, chance occurrences during races and the
sheer centrifugal force of a pandemic—all of which have al...
made a pact, my youngest daughter and I, not long after Katie finished the
Wasatch Front 100-Mile Endurance Run in September 2019.
the finishers of that year’s Grand Slam of Ultrarunning honored durin...
Beth Pascall crossed the finish line of the 2021 Western States Endurance Run in 17:10:42, placing first woman and seventh overall. Her time was the second-fastest women’s finish in Western States history. Le...
Emily Hawgood crosses the finish line of the Canyons 100K holding the flag of Zimbabwe, her native country. Scott Rokis
Hawgood has felt an intimate connection with a race, a trail and the racin...
one end of the pandemic to the other, Anita Ortiz has had a lot of highs
and lows as a runner.
On February 13, 2021, she was released by her
doctor who gave her the OK to begin running again. This good news se...
Lind has followed in the footsteps of his grandfather Dr. Robert Lind
and his father, Paul Lind, for almost his entire life.
When Cody was boy, he would join his grandfather
in the family’s camper parked at th...
Kyla Maher, the process of discovering her future has been about finding
out who she is and something more – about how she can help others find a
stronger sense of who they are and the community they wish to belon...