After returning to the Hagg Lake 50K for the fourth time, I
started to ask myself why I keep going back to this February race nestled in the
northwest corner of Oregon, year after year. Is it because of my fellow runne...
Herron Sets 100-Mile World Record
On February 19, Camille Herron, 40, set a World Record in
the 100-mile distance in 12:41:11 at the Jackpot Ultra Running Festival in Las
Vegas, Nevada, besting her own previous record...
Sometimes just finding where to run can be a chore. The
mental ping-pong game between doing something easy or designing an elaborate
route can derail even the best intended ultrarunners. Over the course of my
British Columbia’s Vancouver, Squamish and Whistler are all underrated
world-class destinations for trail running, but North Vancouver has been my
home for a decade, so I’m obviously a little biased. Winters here are m...
Expanding your horizons from marathoning to ultramarathoning
means expanding your running distances, changing some of your training
practices and probably committing more time to the sport. This begs the
it can be difficult to identify the hazards you’re likely to face on the trails.
However, understanding how to best manage the risk, mitigate consequences and
make good decisions about the places you want to...
2020, in the middle of the initial COVID lockdown, my wife and I moved from our
little slice of paradise in Durango, CO, a few hours north to Fruita, CO. And
really, we had no idea where we were moving.
The Beatles or Rolling Stones? Chocolate or vanilla? Coffee
or tea? Dogs or cats? Flat Coke or Pepsi? The spectral location where an
individual falls within these contretemps might allow for some degree of
Two years ago, my mom died of cancer. It was
less than a month before the onset of the COVID pandemic and the subsequent
lockdowns, but the last week of her life was similar to everything hospitals
across the country...
We put in a lot of time and effort to be at our best in
ultrarunning. This includes hours and hours of training, while balancing other
commitments. A lot of us spend time and money analyzing fancy training plans
“I can’t do much by myself, but I can do this and that’s a
good start,” said Tara Warren a few days before sending runners up Malan’s Peak
in Ogden, Utah, for this year’s Running Up For Air (RUFA). Warren is the race...
One great aspect of
ultrarunning is that, for the most part, it happens outdoors on trails, along
country roads or across leafy suburban streets. We get the exercise and
cardiovascular blast that long-distance running...
It haunts us. It limits us. It leaves our dreams unrealized
and our hopes unmet. It stands between us and limitless possibilities.
It is our nemesis, but we seldom recognize it when we see it.
Consider this oft given...
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...
I keep a duffel bag in my truck at all times with the essentials
I need to run – anytime, anywhere. It’s a small bag for such a boundless
pursuit and a continual reminder that the fundamental beauty of running lies in...
Mauro Prosperi was lost in the Sahara Desert, guzzling his
urine inside a marabout, a long-forgotten Islamic shrine, occasionally
used by the Bedouins. He sat atop a mound of sand blown in from the storm, a
Ultrarunners are notoriously
prolific. We run on every imaginable terrain—mountains, deserts, snowfields,
marshes, grasslands—on all continents. Any landscape that’s accessible is
runnable. Been there, run...
I live in Australia
and my house sits in a suburb called Diamond Creek. The name supposedly came
from a cow called Diamond that fell
into a creek and died. (Or so, that's what my Dad and I were told when we moved here...
Every summer, countless trail
runners make a pilgrimage to the San Juan Mountains of southwest Colorado to
experience mountain running. Most nurture a desire to run parts of the Hardrock
100 course, which forms a gian...
Where do you live currently? Bozeman, MT
Where did you grow up? Moab, UT and Durango, CO
Occupation: Engineering student, I guess. I’m also the
executive director of Footprints Running Camps, and I train and...
Just three years ago at the 2019 Black Canyon
Ultras, the course was adjusted to a tertiary route to avoid crossing the
dangerously swift moving Agua Fria River after a heavy winter of rain. This
year, the race ran tr...
Eleven hours and 38 minutes after starting his race, Sean Frost
crossed the finish line holding his daughter’s hand. His dad handed him a beer
and Sean relaxed, thinking he was done. He had run 17 loops for 42.3 miles...
Pacific Northwest winters are historically wet, cold and
cloudy. Located west of Portland near the foothills of the Tillamook State
Forest, Henry Hagg Lake is an ideal location to not only experience prime
At Huntsville State Park, just prior to sunrise, it was obvious
the day was going to be cold despite a clear blue sky. Humidity in Texas always
draws the dew point up which can make it icy on a cold, winter night. Know...
Trueheart Brown celebrates his win at the Black Canyon 100K in Arizona where he received a Golden Ticket to run Western States in June. Photo: Howie Stern