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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Ultramarathon and Trail results from this past weekend, courtesy of Justin’s excellent sleuthing at IRF. Standout performance: Bronco Billy’s win at Pinhoti. Jeff’s having one hell of a year and will likely land on the UROY top three list. And add Rachel Drake to the list of women I’ll be …

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C’mon, Runner’s World.  If you “must” bandit a race? This is irresponsible and shows your disconnect with the established running community. Go back to writing garbage about the “best lipstick for runners“, and maybe consider an article about how to steal products from your advertisers and see how they like …

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North Face Endurance Championship is coming up. Here’s the elite entrants list. Who’ll be on the podium? Sad: Wanna guess what percentage of 9-10 year olds plays hard for 60 minutes each day? Depressing. Put the screens down and get the kids outside. Do you stretch before your run? You …

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Excellent essay about sustaining a major injury on a run, surgeries, and the mental fortitude of recovery.  There are inherent risks in trail and ultramarathon running and he’s been there and back. Great read. Holy cow, if this is the future of running (and hell, society), we’re in a good …

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Ultramarathon and trail running results from this weekend, courtesy of Justin’s great work at IRF. Here’s what stood out to me:–I hadn’t realized what a standout year Darcy Piceu was having–especially on varied terrain. How many people are capable of winning HURT (technical), AC (hilly), and Javelina (flat and hot)?–Speaking …

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Compelling essay from the head of Salomon in Asia: Ultramarathon events and 100 milers are not the future of trail running…the future is in shorter, more attainable distances.  I certainly see his angle and have seen the data that shows the number of people who run one 100 miler, punch …

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Awesome! Hoka re-releases the Clifton, sans any “updates.” Yep, I’ll be grabbing a pair. Yo Brooks, didya see this? Interesting: How “marathon managers’ (managers who run marathons or ultramarathons) use their athletic and training discipline to better their workplace, effectiveness, and leadership. Ultrarunning Magazine has made some big (positive) changes …

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Big’s is over with Johan Steene walking away with 283 miles. Courtney held on for second with 279 miles and Gavin Woody with 270. I’m guessing next year we see someone break 300. Final results here. Ever wondered what it’s like to crew a race like that? Ultramarathon runner and …

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 As of this writing, Guillaume Calmettes, Courtney Dauwalter (interview), Gavin Woody (interview), Johan Steene (interview), and Greg Salvesen are still winning Big’s Backyard Ultra with just over 200 miles each. (Last year’s race ended at ~245 miles.) Big props to Maggie Guterl for hanging on to 183, right beside the …

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This is what integrity looks like. Excellent point: Hunters/anglers and hikers/runners need to work together to conserve what we’ve got. Kilian hasn’t run in a month. Think he’ll win the Golden Trails final in RSA tomorrow? He’s run more sub-2:10 marathons since 2011 than the entire running population of the …

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If you read one thing today, read this piece by Brad Stulberg about accepting your reality and working to be good rather obsessing on great. Take six minutes and watch this awesome film/ad that shows Rory, Fernanda, and Martina all frolicking in the Alps. First few minutes has some ridge …

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Walmsley and Krar going head to head at a 100k in Hong Kong in February, then Jim’s prepping for marathon trials. Jim gets the nod for leg speed, but not many people can grind up hills like Rob.  This should be good. (edited: It’s a 100k, not a 100 miler.) …

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Weekend results from the trail and ultramarathon races around the world. With some extra focus on the New England ultra scene from MassUltra. What if HOKA and Altra got together, put on some music, and did whatever it is shoes do to procreate? Nine months later, the Topo Ultraventure would …

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Leor Pantilat has been taking some incredible pictures of colorful lakes in the Sierra Nevada and writing how the change in climate affects them. Derrick Lytle and I discussed an issue similar to this one in our conversation yesterday: Where are all the MUT female photographers and filmmakers? I hope …

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