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For the weekend, an easier, less weighty topic of discussion… Here’s a question, one that might stimulate debate over a beer or a glass of wine this weekend (and really, I recommend having a few before entering a discussion, because it’s that sort of debate): Who is the fittest ‘athlete’ in the world? Your task: […]
- Short thought on sport
What was the preeminent FKT in 2018? What inspired you the most? What are your predictions for 2019? Anton Krupicka, Clare Gallagher, and Peter Bakwin answer these questions and more! "Nick Elson on Half Dome and Joe Grants' Nolans - it's style versus pure performance." "When the TNF50 was cancelled, the ladies really threw down - watching Ida, Sandi, and then Taylor in less than a week was really cool." "Karel was super-rad - he cut the time by 10%, and didn't look like he was totally worked."
2017 Comrades Champion, World 50 k and 100 k Champion and 50 mile, 100 mile, 12 and 24 hour world record holder. Her accomplishments are impressive, but Camille's joy and passion for the sport of ultra running are relatable and inspiring. She shares her recent experience at Desert Solstice where she set the new 24 hour world record running an incredible 162.919, and how a midnight snack of Taco Bell and beer helped fuel her to the finish! Camille also works as a research assistant and shares some of the research she has learned regarding nutrition and exercise physiology and how it informs her training and has allowed her to run 100 mile weeks on average for over a decade and race at an elite level multiple times a year.
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After a nice little break over the holidays, life is starting to get really, really busy again. The demands on my time are immense, to the degree that I have to actively seek out conscientiousness and mindfulness.
Sitting innocently enough in a booth for Tile-competitor Chipolo sits a 4iiii dual-sided power meter. To say it’s out of place in this booth at CES would be an understatement. But, it’d also be missing the point of a fascinating …
Dr. Stephanie Howe Violett is a coach, sports nutritionist & professional runner, winning the Western States 100 & other competitive…
Winning mountain, ultra and trail runner Emelie Forsberg approaches every race with grit, grace and a smile. Considering her race results, including wins at The Rut 50K, Kendall Mountain Run, Transvulcania, Mount Marathon Race, Hamperokken Skyrace and Matterhorn Ultra to name a few, as well as setting impressive FKTs, including her recent on the Kungsleden Trail in Sweden, the approach seems to be working.
Within the first 24 hours of her 136-mile Annapurna Circuit mission, Suzanne “Sunny” Stroeer had to go to the well. She’d only started the Himalayan mountain loop 48 hours after the thought of running it first crossed her mind. To have a shot at the women’s Fastest-Known Time (FKT—the standing record was 4 days 14 hours 43 minutes), Stroeer knew she needed to cover more than 40 miles of the bone-chilling, quad-burning, high-altitude terrain by the end of her second day.
This article by Peter Downing appeared in the winter 2018 issue of our Trail Times newsletter. Downing was honored as the December 2018 ATRA Trail Ambassador presented by CamelBak. Air – can’t live without it; and you sure can’t run without it. And if you live in or near a big city, you also know... Read more »
Who finished #8 on the 2018 Ultramarathon Runners of the Year?: Sabrina Stanley and Mark Hammond. (Here’s our ep with Sabrina.) More on the 90 yo old cyclist who tested positive for doping:He’s over it. I’ve avoided this list but suppose I need to deal with: Sports Illustrated’s Most Fit Athletes of 2018. The impossible attempt to compare athletes across myriad sports and activities is simply comment fodder, …
- Daily News
Today’s short thought is not that short. It was inspired by a handful of emails and WhatsApp conversations I had with various colleagues and friends yesterday. I basically took what I had said in those and turned it into an article on Concussion risk decreasing in England’s professional rugby competition, and what that might mean. […]
- Short thought on sport
Each year at CES people invariably ask me what’s the most interesting thing I’ve seen on the show floor. Some years, there’s many options to choose from. This year? Not so much. Still, my answer this year oscillates between this …
Welcome to Part 2 in our series designed to motivate and inspire you in 2019. Next up: How to Prepare for an FKT. –– It’s the start of a new year. As runners we’re busy conceiving new goals and challenges to motivate us in training and racing. Targeting and preparing for specific events will certainly […]
I’ve been semi-obsessed with trail running in the Himalayas since my race in India two years ago. I found the trails, the people, the exchange rate, and the culture perfect for getting in some big miles, so I asked an expert to join me on this episode to talk about …
Jon Glaser, a comedian you may know from shows such as Parks and Recreation, Late Night With Conan O’Brien or Girls, has debuted a new show dedicated to the absurdity of the gear culture: Jon Glaser Loves Gear. The catch is, Glaser, 50, of Brooklyn, New York, is actually gear obsessed.
Issue 16 of Ultrarunning World features race reports and articles including: Sarah Cameron – The Kristina Palten interview Sharon Gayter – Coast to Coast (C2C) Stacey Holloway – West Highland Way Leila Majewska – Princesses on a run Fiona McNelis – Canal Grand Slam Vinny OLeary – Listowel Endurance Festival Rachel Fawcett – Making The…