February 2022

Features

The Return of UROY

After the first-ever hiatus in the 41-year history of the magazine, awards for UltraRunners of the Year (UROY) have returned. Even though 2021 stumbled to a rough start, larger races like Black Canyon Ultras produced...

News and Notes

2021 USATF MUT RUNNERS OF THE YEARThe USATF Mountain Ultra Trail (MUT) Running Council of long distance running announced the 2021 USATF MUT Runners of the Year. Chosen from 37 nominated candidates, the following athle...

Legends Describe Their Time as UROY

ERIC CLIFTON UROY: 1992 In 1992, I was honored with both the Ultrarunner of the Year and Ted Corbitt awards mostly for being the first to win four of the (then existing) 11 100-mile trail races in the US, finishing t...

Chasing Golden Hour Finishes

After completing his 25th Western States Endurance Run in 2006, Tim Twietmeyer knew he was satisfied with pinning on a number. Along with joining the Western States Board in 2007, he also wanted to give back as much a...

2021: Year in Review

The votes are in! Jim Walmsley of Flagstaff, Arizona, and Courtney Dauwalter of Leadville, Colorado, have repeated as North American UltraRunners of the Year. For Walmsley, it is the fifth straight time for this honor...

Jim Walmsley Interview

Boasting a new American Record in the 100k to start the year in January, his third consecutive win at the world’s most prestigious 100-mile race, Western States, in June, and finishing the season off with a new a win...

Courtney Dauwalter Interview

A Minnesota Nordic skier at heart, this year’s women’s UltraRunner of the Year for the third consecutive season wishes winter would arrive soon at her home in Leadville, Colorado. She wants to get on her sticks. At th...

Karl Meltzer - Two Consecutive Decades of 100-Mile Wins

Keeping race logistics simple and controlling what he can is something Karl Meltzer has done throughout his entire 25-year ultrarunning career, and he’s confident it’s the best approach to racing, “I think, in general...

Courtney Dauwalter celebrates as she approaches the finish line of UTMB in Chamonix, France, where she set a course record in 22:30:54. Photo: David Miller