Features

Ultra Performances of the Year

The preceding year saw a remarkable number of superb ultrarunning performances in the U.S., with some long-standing records smashed, and some great runs by older runners. Five observers of the ultra scene (the three edit...

Comments on Physiology

The thoughtful comments by Richard Ecker (Nov., p.6) are probably correct as far as sedentary people are concerned, I don't know... but what I fear is that nutritional demands of running ultramarathons are quite differen...

Psychology of the Ultra Woman

There was a time, not so many years ago, when any footrace longer than a mile was assumed to be a race for men only. Then K. Switzer ruined everything by running the Boston Marathon, and things haven't been the same sinc...

One Hundred Miles, The First Time

Why would a man just shy of his 50th birthday try to run 100 miles? For me, the answer begins in 1966, when I started a long distance running program. Three years later I ran my first marathon. During the next eight year...

Race Reports

Race Results

Nifty Fifty

Coventry, R.I. Nov. 22, 1981 Certified 1. , George Gardiner,39 5:36:40* 2. , Larry Finnerty,33 5:43:25 3. , Jim Gray 6:18:31 4. , Mark Mitsmenn...

Rowdy Ultra, 50 mi

Despite cold, rainy and windy conditions, 25-year-old Kim Beaulieu ran a sparkling 6:53:50 for 50 miles, to become the seventh American woman to run the distance in less than seven hours. Beaulieu, a 2:54 marathoner, is...

January / February 1982

It was John L. Sullivan versus a 28 lap course at the TAC 50 Mile Championship in Buffalo, N.Y. Sullivan, 47, emerged with a 5:42:19, good for fourth place overall.