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...
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...
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...
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
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
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...
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...
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