Features

The Comrades "Marathon" - The World's Largest Ultra

The annual Comrades Marathon is undoubtedly the most exciting ultra road race in the world. Thousands of runners struggle to finish a course which snakes between Durban and Pietermaritzburg over rolling asphalt roads thr...

Fifteen Suggestions For Running The Wasatch 100

If you are an elite runner, don’t bother to read this. I am not an elite runner, and I am a relative novice at ultrarunning. I have, however, probably run more training miles on the Wasatch 100 course the last thre...

UR Profile: 100-Mile Trail Veteran Wendell Robison

No stranger to the mountains, Wyoming’s Wendell Robison is a veteran of 17 trail 100-mile races, many of them done in under 24 hours. In July he was the only finisher at the 130-mile Idaho Backcountry Challenge, in...

From the South: Beating on the Clothesline Pole

There was a time, only a couple of decades ago, when those of us in the tiny running community used to smugly tell one another that running would never be popular — “No one will be willing to work this hard,...

From The Big Apple: 100-Mile Weeks, Theory and Practice

The theory is simple. One hundred miles a week is about as much as a person can sustain in training and work a job and have time and energy for family and friends. (Of course, all our friends are runners and are free to...

Dear Ultrarunning

  To the Editors: Recently, the editors of Ultrarunning pointed out the value of permanence in regards to race courses (“Chatter”, Oct. ’90). As a race director/coordinator who generally alters e...

Race Reports

Race Results

December 1990

Roland Vuillemenot of France on his way to victory at the IAAF 100 Km World Cup in northern Minnesota. As his face shows, it was not an easy journey. (Photo: Stan Wagon)