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Adharanand interviewed Jasmin Paris yesterday after her Spine blowout win. Near the start of a trail half marathon in Canada (or Alabama?), Ludivine the two and a half year old Bloodhound was let outside to pee, but instead wandered over to the start. He took off with the runners, frolicked …

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Jasmin Paris wins The Spine Race in the UK, setting an overall record. Ian’s got all the info this way. And now suddenly, all I want in this world is for she and Courtney to line up at the same 200 miler. Here’s her interview on BBC Breakfast this morning. …

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Look back: The top 25 most influential runners in the ultramarathon/trail scene from 2014, according to the guys at Ultra 168.  And here’s my (US-centric) list from the same year, based solely on clicks. Speaking of influential, the Influential Women shirt from rabbit is on their website right here.  Very cool! I hope you’re watching this: Jasmin Paris leading The Spine Ultra overall with …

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Sarah and I chat with FKT/UD head honcho Buzz Burrell about the ethics and people behind FKTs and where our sport is headed. We also talk aging, mixed drinks, podcasts, and more.

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Justin breaks down the results from this weekend’s trail and ultramarathon events. Particular note to me is Ruperto Romero’s 2nd at Avalon 50. If you have’t heard our interview with him, I’d urge you to check it out…he’s a pure runner with a passion for racing and pushing himself. And next weekend…wooeeee! Jim at Houston half and a bevy of fast …

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Racing nuns, awesome 50ks, historic runs in the NE, OCR earnings, UTMB entrants, and the big question: what's the toughest event in athletics? Get your MUT news right this way.

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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, …

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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 …

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Walt gets some media love at the start of his half hundred hundreds quest. Decreased energy, strange lumps on the body, soreness. Tim pushed off going to the doc for a long time, but eventually discovered he had pericarditis. He’s healthy, but his race plans for 2019 are in disarray. …

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Excellent piece by Koop about what it takes to win an ultramarathon nowadays. Our sport is no longer a race won by attrition or “running your own race”…races are won by knowing when to chill, how hard to push, and when to push harder. Wait, Pizza Hut delivers beer? Where …

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Gal running in the Bay Area gets attacked by dog, pepper sprays dog, then gets bit by owner. Wait, what? Ooooohhhhh. Garmin’s first cellular-enabled wearable. Justin lays down the results from this weekend’s ultramarathon and trail results. Four Golden Tickets awarded this weekend, and two of them go to Mocko …

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I think I agree with every single point Wyatt makes about “the good ol days” of the ultramarathon trail scene. You? (And yes, everyone has a different definition of “good ol days.” I know. You’ve heard Sarah talk about it before…check your iron levels. This goes for both men and women. …

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Interesting: Oskar Svendsen had the highest Vo2 max of anyone in the world (97.5!) and was on a stratospheric trajectory in the cycling world. Then he quit and walked away. What’s he up to now? Across the Years leaderboard is right here. The beauty of track events: Live and accurate standings! The definition and rules for “unassisted” just …

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For the first eight years of URP, beer was an integral role of my life and I shared it openly with all of you. I published beer reviews, we talked about beer on the show, I was an early promoter of the Beer Mile, and breweries sent me cases of …

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Let’s finish up 2018 with something different, shall we? Ultras and trail running are two sports that normalize all of us…we all step up to the same line and finish in the same place, but often times our fellow competitors are coming from all over the place. Doctors, hippies, CEOs, …

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Friday Funnies: The best of semi-rad’s adventure cartoons from 2018. Did you vote for the most inspirational runners of 2018? Choose your top seven and have a chance at winning a cool shirt from rabbit. Anyone want to guess which seven women have the most votes right now? (I won’t …

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Read this: What happens when your body breaks down and refuses to participate in your passion? We talk a lot on the show about how important a support system is to a runners success. This Boyfriends of Oiselle account/story takes it public in a funny way. More on relationships: Admitting …

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Just about two years ago, new-at-the-time clothing company rabbit worked with URP listeners and readers to design a shirt that celebrated the transformative women of our sport.  Here’s the original link. It’s been a big two years! Camille and Courtney are now common names in the ultra/trail scene, and hey, …

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Bob Hearn set out at Desert Solstice to run 154.5 miles and came within a few hundred yards of doing so. That’s pretty incredible planning and precision, and it’s nothing to new to the guy known as the Prince of Pacing. Bob’s unique background includes an insatiably curious mind and …

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Read this: Sabrina Little writes about cheating from an ethical perspective…in her own unique and humorous way. Funny stuff: The immaculate birth of ultrarunning. Why travel to Europe when you can run in the breathtaking Canadian Rockies for a fraction of the price? Check out the Transelkirks three and five …

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Magda Boulet just won the 270km desert ultramarathon in Dubai, shutting down Morocco’s recent string of ultra victories. Nice work Magda! Mario’s Morning Shakeout for this week: Marathon training, Kipchoge, and guests. As Rickey finishes his San Francisco Every Street project, here’s a piece on running in the big city …

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Patsy Ramirez-Arroyo loves to run ultras and will not be stopped. She wasn’t stopped when Hurricane Maria ravaged her island of Puerto Rico. Instead, she used her fitness to traverse washed out roads as she carried aid to her family and friends. She wasn’t stopped when she showed up for …

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Justin’s rundown of the ultramarathon and trail racing results from this weekend.  Good to see Foote back at it! Of all the gift guides out there right now, Travis has the best idea…and it’s free. Gene Dykes just ran a 2:54 marathon at age 70. Incredible! Looks like he’ll be …

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Excellent: Yitka celebrates speed work as a means to improving your ultramarathon game. Looking for ideas on speed work? Lucho posted his most recent tire pull/sprint session. A day in the life of Kenenisa Bekele. I’d love to see the details of his workouts, specifically his slow days. I get …

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It’s looking like there’ll be a shootout in March. You thought Hardrock had a stacked field? Santa Barbara Nine Trails has all the Coconino Cowboys, Chris Denucci, Coree Woltering, Kris Brown, Desert Solstice winner Jacob Jackson, and more. The ladies are coming ready too with Krissy Moehl, Kate Elliot, Taylor Nowlin, …

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It’s that time of year again. Each December, the URP crack team of historians (Sarah and I) put together a list of fun categories that look back at the year or ultramarathon and trail results and trends and make bold predictions for the coming year. We also talk about personal …

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Good read: Shad writes about whether working hard and training is an addiction and if so, how to address it. Well that lede graf is certainly interesting. Thermometer pills to test endurance athletes reactions to extreme heat? Sabrina Little ran and won the inaugural Dallas Marathon 50k. First place overall. …

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Justin runs down all the results from ultramarathon and trail races around the world right here. My notes from Desert Solstice: The race was run perfectly by Jamil’s incredible (and huge!) team and RD Hayle Pollack under almost ideal conditions. We got a little bit warm (high 60s) for a …

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Here’s a good run down of went down at Ultra Trail Cape Town. Anyone have more details on Krar’s drop? Was it just a bad day or is something more long term? Jason had Pete Kostelnick on his show to talk about his incredible Alaska to Key West run. Give …

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Before we get into the Spartan Trail Series…Spartan has a long history of success in Obstacle Course Racing and has built an incredible organization around the world.  Led by Spartan and competitor Tough Mudder, the sport of OCR catapulted into the mainstream and really hit it’s peak around 2012 and …

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Excellent post by Fegy about the “guilt” of getting drawn as an “else” at the Hardrock Lottery.  Speaking of Hardrock, Nikki Kimball was just elected to the Board of Directors. Semi-Rad: Why finish lines will get you every time. It can be hard to learn that Santa isn’t a real …

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Couldn’t agree more: Ellie writes about why more ultramarathon runners should be competing racing half marathons. Adam Kimble trades technology for a weeklong stage race in Namibia that included giraffes, elephants, and the start of lifelong friendships. Sign. Me. Up. I had running friend John Onate on the show a …

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What a great weekend for running! From lotteries to marathons to ultramarathon events, it was hard not to be excited! AJW wrote a good synopsis of the WS and Hardrock lotteries right here. As I noted in the comments section, another notable entrant for Western will be Kyle Robidoux (interview here), …

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Katie Grossman got pregnant earlier this year and fully expected to stay in perfect shape, have a flawless pregnancy, bounce back, and continue to crush the trails like she has for years.  She documented much of her journey in some honest and poignant essays for her TrailSisters column.  Katie and …

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Top Hungaran ultramarathon runner Viktoria Makai attacked and sexually assaulted on a training run. Instead of hiding from public, she took pictures and is on a campaign to stop this from happening again. Powerful images and message. Looking for a great gift for yourself or someone? The Roche’s book The …

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Liz Canty won the Barkley Fall Classic last year, won Pinhoti 100,  and just last month, podium at Bear 100. Look through her results list and you’ll see an overall trend towards difficult and challenging events that test the will of the runner. So hearing that she grew up in …

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Ultra Trail Cape Town is this weekend and will be the last stop in the Ultra Trail World Tour. Ryan Sandes, Rob Krar, Keely Henninger, Kelly Wolf, Chris Mocko, Stephanie Howe Violett and a whole cast of interntiaonl runners are ready for the 100 miler kilometer in what many consider …

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Ever wondered what would happen if you went hang gliding but the instructor forgot to hook you in?  Holy Shi(r)t: This past weekend, Scott Martin (Portland, OR) just finished 1,000,000′ of vert in one year. He started on 12/1/17…and doing the math… that’s just under 20,000′ per week every week …

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David Ayala grew up in mountains and desert of Utah with dreams of being a theoretical physicist. Running outside for fun and pouring over books, David was an only child and kept himself busy. David Ayala, live from his living room in Bozeman, MT. Now a Professor of Mathematics (here’s …

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Start your "Cyber Monday" off with all the MUT news you need: FKT madness, DQed from DecaMan, ultramarathon results, advice from an 85yo runner, first 100, getting dropped by Zach and Jared, and more.

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Excellent reporting on the oldest ultramarathon in the country, JFK50. Men’s race seemed typical–balls out between the top guys—while the women’s race saw a bit more strategy and patience. I’d love to know more about Katie Pallardy and big congrats to Kaci Licketig for her 2nd place. Great races all …

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Jackson Brill is a 20yo at CSU Boulder who's tearing up the trails and podiums. Keep an eye on this dude: He's got an infectious love for the trails and is making good decisions.

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How to watch the country’s oldest ultramarathon this weekend. Here’s our interview with last year’s JFK mens champ Eric Senseman. Lots of other top talent this year…should be great to watch. All eyes on Zach?  The contest between Leah Frost and Kaci Lickteig should be a good one too. Here’s …

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I’ve alway considered my lack of flexibility to be a hindrance to my running. Here’s a different way of looking at it. New interview dropping today.  I released a Patreon-exclusive edition of the URP Daily News Briefing yesterday. Sometimes heroes wear really shi*ty bunny suits. (And for what it’s worth, …

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Wow. Heather “Anish” Anderson becomes the first woman to hike the “Calendar Year Triple Crown.” That’s the AT (2190 miles), PCT (2660 miles) and Continental Divide Trail (3100 miles) in one calendar year. That’s 7,950 miles hiked in 251 days…works out to a convenient 50k per day or a mere …

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First, a huge thanks to our Veterans for their service. Trail and ultramarathon running is made up of people from all walks of life, and I’m proud to share the trail with those who’ve worn the uniform. And let’s not forget those who never came home and gave the ultimate …

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Keely Henninger has had a great year with wins at Chuckanut 50k and Lake Sonoma 50 miler, podiums at other big races, and a monster win at Tussey Mountainback championships. Next up? She’ll toe the line with the fastest ultra trail runners in the country at The North Face Championships …

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Hey struggling runner, read this. Padded sports bras are apparently a very contentious thing. Can you run while pregnant? Hell yes. Whoo. A totally self supported (including carrying his kayak) crossing of Tasmania. I knew I was in good shape after my last track workout: 400m×15, recovering 1 min, all …

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An excellent piece in the BBC about the pshychology and physiology of ultramarathon distance runners. Happy Diwali everyone! Two years I was in New Delhi during the celebrations and have still never seen anything like it.  May your lives be as vibrant, colorful, and magical as the lights of Diwali. …

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What type of personality and planning does it take to run fifty 100 mile races in one year? Meticulous, fit, and passionate. A mind bending interview with a guy taking on an audacious goal.

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