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Inspiration Comes in All Shapes and Sizes

For the past three years, I’ve been volunteering for the running club at my kids’ school. Kindergartners through fifth graders have the option of using their recess to run laps instead of play on the playground. Some of...

UROY Winners: How They Did It

Courtney Dauwalter’s TrainingAll runners have a style. I’m not talking about the way they hold their arms or how their stride looks as they float by. I’m talking about the style in how they carry themselves in their dail...

Pete Kostelnick’s Ke2Key

Why choose to run over 5,300 miles over three months when you can be at home with your family and friends? After 31-year-old ultrarunner Pete Kostelnick’s 2016 record-setting transcontinental run across America (3,067 mi...

The Year in Review

The votes are in and Jim Walmsley has a three-peat, while Courtney Dauwalter moved to the top of the women’s rankings from second place in 2017. The women’s voting was nearly unanimous, with Courtney nabbing 37 first-pla...

Courtney Dauwalter Interview

UR: Looking back at 2018, how do you feel your year went?Courtney: It was a pretty cool year and I’m very grateful for the opportunities I’ve been given, the races, the friends who crewed and paced me, the people I got t...

Most Notable Fastest Known Times of 2018

The Fastest Known Time of the Year Award is back again for its third year. FKTs are now a fundamental element of ultrarunning. From the best runners in the world to back-of-packers, runners are creating their own adventu...

Taylor Nowlin: Pushing for the Grand Canyon R2R2R FKT

It was 5:00 a.m. as we drove down the winding stretch of Highway 180, north of our Flagstaff, Arizona, home. The temperature outside was around 19 degrees, and the wind was almost completely still. As we turned onto High...

I Am An Ultrarunner: Amy A. Clark

Age: 42Where do you live currently? Bend, OregonWhere did you grow up? Salem, OregonOccupation: Editor for UltraRunning MagazineFamily (kids, spouse, pets)? Husband, Chad; twins, Boden and Zoey (9 years old); two black k...

February 2019

Courtney Dauwalter finishes first at Western States, with the second best time of any woman to ever run the event. Photo: Joe McCladdie