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This is Boston weekend and I'm typing this blog from Boston indeed but it's a race report for a race I ran yesterday, go figure! The best advice before running a marathon or ultra marathon is to pace the week before, if not for 2 weeks for an ultra. I used to follow that wisdom 20 years ago when I ran my first marathons but, after 25 marathons and 162 ultras, I seem to have forgotten about it. Or disobeying. Or losing my mind and not behaving... ;-)

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100k Championships usatf

I have to confess, I do have a problem, I seem to have found the elixir against aging! No kidding, these 5-year deep age groups within USATF competitions keep me on my toes! Every 5 years, you have the opportunity to be the youngest again, and dream like a youngster. Again!

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Jackpot is quite an ultra running festival! Happening in Henderson, Nevada, in the suburb of Las Vegas, aka Sin City, it has events covering the whole running sport: a few timed events (48-hour, 24-hour, 6-hour) a few ultras (100-mile, 50-mile), a marathon and even a 5K! The event is put by Ken and Stephanie who are passionate about celebrating life by giving back to the running community, which they do with such a generous heart. Offering a challenge to everyone, the tag line on the event tee is "

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100m Championships usatf

ULTRA gold for Brit Jonathan Albon in 2018 Skyrunning World Championships in Scotland Jonathon Albon photo courtesy No Limits Photography. Brit Jonathan Albon and Ragna Dabats, of The Netherlands, triumph as challenging weather forced race officials to swap to the bad weather course for the Salomon Ben Nevis Ultra race. Still a strenuous race, the…

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This maxim was the tag line on the bumper sticker included in the goody bag, illustrating the energy and passion which race directors, Ken & Stephanie Rubeli put not only in this event but their business,

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100m Championships usatf

Our National USA Track and Field officials, most of them volunteers, met in Columbus, OH, a month ago for

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Salomon Glen Coe Skyline™ 2017 Skyrunning Scotland 2017 has arrived this weekend in one of the biggest trail running events in terms of quality the UK has ever seen. Salomon Glen Coe Skyline™ 2017, undoubtedly the UK’s most prestigious mountain running event and one of only three EXTREME rated Skyrunner® World Series races globally, has…

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The British 100k/50k Championships 2017 form part of the Meridian Ultra Road Race 50/100k taking place on May 21st in East Yorkshire. The event features: Open 50 and 100k Road races Incorporating the British Athletics National 100k Road Race Championship, The Anglo Celtic plate Home Countries 100k race and England ultra distance championships 50k.  50k…

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While running these championships, the 3 keywords I had planned on using in the title were: foolish, shameful and ridiculous but I'll come back on that later, read on!

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100k Championships

Wow, what a winter we got this time. Although so much water represents a blessing for California after 5 years of drought, I'm still wondering how much of it finds it way back underground where we pumped out so much these past 100 years; we seem better at drilling the Earth and getting precious resources out of it, not so good at replenishing our natural resources. Food for thoughts for some Silicon Valley entrepreneurs...

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50k Championships

4 weeks without posting on my blog, I don't think it ever happened since I started blogging in March 2007. I'm getting close to 500 posts, maybe it's a sign I and you have had enough, what do you think? ;-) Have I not been running these past weeks? You bet I have, 332 miles since Tamalpa Headlands 50K. But there has been so many updates on Facebook, you already heard what I did last weekend.

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24-hour Championships

Ah, being chicked, what a concept... When I started running ultra marathons 10 years ago, I had no idea what this meant, it was just me against the challenge of getting to the finish line. I think I first heard the expression from Dr. Mark Tanaka who still have too much pride for not finishing ahead of all the gals. Since then, the years passing, Mark has made a name for himself for 'just' finishing what he starts, mostly grueling 100-milers and screwed as he calls it, that is without a crew. Not worrying about the gals ahead of him anymore! ;-)

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I posted a status on Facebook a few minutes after finishing the race so, for once, I can't entertain much suspense in my blog post. Anyway, times have changed and race results are often posted right after the race nowadays, if not live via a webcast. Although not this time as you'll read below (results are still not up as of Sunday night, hope to see them soon

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50k Championships