Features

You're going to run for 24 hours?

"You're going to do what?" It was the typical reaction an ultrarunner gets when an associate finds out that you are going to go out and run for a long time. "You're going to run for twenty-four hours?" They now assume t...

From The South

Finally, it's in sight. After all these long hours of misery I can see the finish. With an energy that had seemed impossible just a few miles ago I pump hard with both arms and legs, racing the clicking seconds on the di...

A Long Night's Journey Into Day

They come from 19 countries, over 4000 people planning to cover the 100 km in Biel, Switzerland, in anything from 7 to 24 hours. It is the 6th of June and at 10 PM sharp the 28th "100 Km Lauf von Biel" will begin. Start...

Ultraminister Laurie Dexter

"But after you have suffered for a while, the God of all grace...will himself perfect you and give you firmness, strength." (The Book of Peter) The sensations have long been familiar to Laurie Dexter: the fear of not fi...

A Close Look at a Record 100 Km Run

We reported in the September issue about a 100 km race in Torhout, Belgium, won by Jean-Paul Praet of Belgium in 6:03:51. That's the fastest time ever for the distance; the previous best was Don Ritchie's track time of 6...

Race Results

October 1986

Chuck Jones heads down towards the 37-mile Twin Lakes aid station at the Leadville Trail 100 (yes, there is a trail there!). Jones's remarkable performances in 1986 have included wins at the American River 50 and the Western States 100 and second place at Leadville. (Photo: Miles Schuman)