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Ethan asks the question: Is ultrarunning a brand in flux? Welp, there’s one entry process big races won’t be using for sold out races. Cory’s been sidelined for the past five months, fearing that he’d never run again. Then all of a sudden, everything is normal and he goes on a …

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Brian Warren is a year-round professional mountain guide based out of Jackson, WY. He guides in various parts of the world including Jackson Hole, the Pacific Northwest, and the European Alps. He has also climbed and guided in Alaska, Canada, South America and the Himalaya. Brian presently holds IFMGA and AMGA Aspirant status and an Avalanche level III certification.

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Paralyzed from the neck down, his head supported by a stainless steel band with pins penetrating his skull, Richard Dinges sat immobilized in a wheelchair last year still planning to run in the 1984 Catalina Marathon and Western States 100. "The doctors were pretty noncommittal," Dinges said. "They just didn't know what the outcome would be."

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Time… wouldn’t we all love to have more of it? This can be particularly true when we have a full-time job, family and social commitments and we decide to sign up for an ultra. We can start questioning whether signing up was such a smart idea after all, as it can seem nearly impossible to [...]

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McDonald Forest 50K, a trip to Italy, a college visit in Arizona...

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Seems that James was feeling a bit salty when he wrote the ten secrets to becoming a modern ultrarunner, but it’s hilarious. Might sting a bit, too. Iron Mike Wardian did it again. Last night he lowered his treadmill 50k to 2:59:49.  Nice job! Ten questions with Zach Miller. Speaking of …

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Feeling unmotivated and sloggy on this Tuesday? Here are the three enemies of action. Comrades Finishing Time Geek-A-Palooza: Here’s what happens when mathematicians and ultra runners collide. Definitely heavy on the mathematical modeling but good insight to how the online finishing time calculators predict times. Brian takes us on a photographic …

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The Incan Empire consisted of hundreds of thousands of square miles of land; its population blossomed, on some estimates, to as many as 37 million people; its system of trails and roads are believed to be as extensive as 40,000 kilometers in length; and its agricultural, architectural, and engineering techniques and methods would be considered [...]

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Kalen Thorien is a professional skier, adventurer, writer, and photographer based out of Salt Lake City, UT. She has been placed on the covers of Ski Magazine and Powder Magazine among many other publications. Until recently, to support her skiing, Kalen held jobs in construction, as a dock hand, and as a firefighter. Contrary to what some might think, Kalen didn't start seriously skiing until 16. 

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Two weeks in a row! Wow, this blogging thing is actually happening. I think it’s going to take some time to improve my transmission of thoughts to printed word in this non-professional format, but I’m sure it’ll eventually come to fruition week by week (hopefully along with my running).

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Scott Jaime travels to South Africa’s Black Mountains for some serious discovery.  Great film! Understatement of the week: Woman who describes herself as “not very good at orienteering” gets lost during 12.5km trail race in New Zealand and drinks her own breast milk to “survive” a night in the cold. She …

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Well shit, that didn't exactly go as planned.  There were so many great things about today that it's hard to believe it ended in a DNF.  I was fit and ready, tapered properly, acclimated to the heat (after a week in Mexico + a week sauna training), injury free (even some small tweaks I've been working through for about eight weeks were fully at bay today), my nutrition was dialed, and most of all I ran a really intelligent race.

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[ed note: Everyone’s got their own opinion on how to train for their first ultramarathon. In the first of a series from different runners/authors, below is Joel Hubert’s method that he’s used for success at the fifty mile distance and follows a pretty traditional method in terms of training and gear. If …

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We see MUT running as one of the faster growing sports out there, don’t we? Everyone’s doing an ultra nowadays, right? Actually, the growth of ultramarathons and trail running isn’t even on the list–the list that includes MMA, lacrosse, field hockey, aerobics, windsurfing, etc. More stats on Zach “Banana Boy” …

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Jessica DaSilva lives in Middlefield, Connecticut. On March 21, 2015 she finished the New Jersey Ultra Festival 100 mile ultramarathon. Congratulations Jessica! Fun fact: Jessica had a unique incentive for this race. Her sister Cindy was a triathlete and fitness instructor. At age 33, Cindy was training for her first Ironman competition when she experienced a sudden and fatal aneurysm. It was Cindy's example that prompted Jessica to have an interest in long distance running. To honor Cindy's legacy of encouraging exercise and fitness, Jessica completed this 100 mile race as part of a fundraising effort to build a new playground in a community where children and families do not have access to such facilities for exercise and play. You can learn more about this (and donate toward the project if you wish) at the Cindy Sherwin Foundation website.

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This guy is just about to start his TransCon run, while Pat and team are about to finish theirs. If you’re into beautiful scenery and breathtaking photography–and don’t have any issue whatsoever with heights—you’ll want to see this MTB video. Speaking of bikes, I’ve never been bike camping before, but …

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