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First, my apologies to race directors and readers for the lack of preview last week ahead of these races. ‘Real work’ smashed me to bits, so whatever time was left was spent sleeping! But where I can’t preview, I can Read More ...

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Another action-packed weekend of fun. The Canberra 48/24/12/6 hour track races, where the 48hrs also fronted as the National championships. Some very familiar faces taking to the 400m track for the fourth running of this event. Headlining, as he has Read More ...

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This weekend just gone saw one of the biggest trail marathons (or ultras, or whatever you want to call it), the Six Foot Track marathon (45kms) in the Blue Mountains. With a highly competitive field across both mens and ladies, Read More ...

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Yesterday we previewed the 6ft track women’s race, now today it’s the turn of the men. As usual, there’s a highly competitive pointy end. The winner from the last two years, Vlad Shatrov leads the charge again.  Come Saturday he Read More ...

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Six Foot Track is upon us again, one of the most competitive trail ultras (45km), in Australia. While the men will get their chance in a day or two, today we feature the women. And, as per usual there’s a Read More ...

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After a rather hectic (real work) week last week, its back to normal service this week. Apologies for any lack of previews for the above races last week, time simply did not permit me to even sneeze, let alone write Read More ...

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After the excitement of Tarawera last weekend, we stay in New Zealand for another very popular race. The Shotover Moonlight series of races features a marathon and a number of other shorter events too, including a 30km. The course Starting Read More ...

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Having reviewed the T8 Sherpa underwear, it's the turn of the Sherpa Shorts. Read David Longo's review on this rather excellent addition of running apparel.

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Post Tarawera, Hoka guru Roger Hanney was at the scene, seeing the action unfolding between two big superstars of US running, Camille Herron and Jeff Browning. Here he describes how the day unfolded and the immense battle between the two. Read More ...

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This weekend saw a rather huge weekend of racing over at the Tarawera ultras, which included races over 50km, 102km and the big one, the miler. While over in Hong Kong was the Hong Kong Four Trails Ultra Challenge. Tarawera Read More ...

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We spread out wings beyond our fair shoreline as the week starts with round-ups from the 9 Dragons 50/50 ultra over in Hong Kong. But begin our look at the weekend’s racing with a the latest from the Cradle Mountain Read More ...

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The Tarawera Ultramarathon is back for its 11th edition. It is incredible to see how this event has grown over the years. Not only as a world-class event, but also an incredible exhibition of New Zealand culture and hospitality.  The Read More ...

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Despite being the long weekend here in Australia, there was plenty of racing to get stuck into with a variety of races, distances and terrain.

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Ringing in the Chinese New Year of the Pig, the 8th edition of the renowned annual Hong Kong Four Trails Ultra Challenge (HK4TUC) will be held from 06 – 08 February 2019. The 298km trail ultramarathon with 14,500m elevation gain Read More ...

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Maintaining standard practice for making major purchase announcements two weeks prior to the race taking place, (not to mentioned adding to the stress of the RD, which is already on high alert!). The Ironman/ Tarawera guys announced this morning that Read More ...

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Next month, the 9 Dragons Ultra takes place in Hong Kong. Ahead of the race, we’ve got a series of interviews lined up with a number of leading women runners. The first is Francesca Canepa, the former snowboarder turned ultra Read More ...

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T8 Commando underwear is the flagship product produced by the new Hong Kong based company T8. You have probably not heard of them just yet. But they make a ripper of a product, helping to combat one of the most Read More ...

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If you caught our Two Bays preview last week, you’ll have noticed a pretty shit hot field lining up. and, well the race didn’t disappoint with two stellar performances in both the mens and women’s races. Two Bays results In Read More ...

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This weekend sees the running of the highly competitive Two Bays Ultra (56km) and the 28km version too. Read our preview to see who's in with a shout of winning this year.

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It's been tackled many times before. But it wasn't until a conversation I had just before the holiday break, did clarity of thought really allow me to write this article on 'why we run'.

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On what is now, the final day of 2018 and after a refreshing holiday, I pondered the things I could do differently with my running in 2019. My running resolutions.

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The draw’s been done. The names selected. It’s now time to train for one of the most popular trail races in Australia, Six Foot Track. Having run this race six times and lining up for my seventh next year, I’ve Read More ...

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Running in team events presents a whole new series of challenges. In this article, David Longo discusses the trials and tribulations of his recent Hong Kong Trailwalker experience and what he learned.

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Towards the end of last week, the Australian ultra running world was about as up in arms as it could be. Up in the Victorian Alps, winter descended upon the Alpine Challenge course. This left many wondering if the race Read More ...

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Following our 100 miler preview yesterday, today the Alpine Challenge 100km race take centre stage, where we find out who’s going to push for line honours. Unfortunately time has gotten away from me for the 0km, so apologies in advance Read More ...

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As we wind our way towards the end of the year, there’s a few final races to cover before we sink our mouths into the festive season. First up is the Alpine Challenge, which this year sees record numbers of Read More ...

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Here’s a cracking ditty from Andy DuBois around why being less flexible can have its benefits for runners. Studies have shown that less flexible runners have greater running economy. With so much focus on the importance of stretching you may Read More ...

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Today we welcome an article from Brisbane student, Daniel Broadbridge. Working his way through a sports science degree, Daniel is an aspiring ultra runner and here he puts forward some of the reasons as to why he coaches himself, rather Read More ...

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Are the OOFOS shoes the closest thing to walking on air? Do they really help with your recovery after a big run? Find out in our review.

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The ultra racing this weekend took place south of the NSW border, with Victoria and South Australia hosting three events between them. First up, the Ned Kelly chase. It’s a slightly different format of runners chasing each other down to Read More ...

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This weekend saw the Blackall 100 take centre stage, one of the few select races to be a Western States qualifier too, if that’s your type of thing! For the first time in a few years, the neither the heat Read More ...

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Subscribe for free The latest edition of Ultrarunning World issue 15 out now. This edition features: A Tale of Two Races Tim Erickson Badwater Debbie King 2018 Cool Moon 100 Tina Shinn Vol-State Cherie Titus McCafferty Wasatch Front 100 Sonja Wilkey Maria Bellini Skyrunning and ultra-trail on Monte Rosa Sarah Cameron Taxis and Toilets Tapani…

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This weekend just gone saw two major races in the calendar, the Hume and Hovell Ultras as well as the rather wonderful Great Ocean Walk 100. Beginning with the Hume and Hovell and some cracking performances across all the major Read More ...

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This weekend sees one of the most scenic races on the running calendar taking place, the Great Ocean Walk 100km. Having run this one a few times, I can attest to how wonderful a race it is. I would encourage Read More ...

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Down in wonderful South Australia, Adelaide hosted the first six day ultra in God knows how long (will need to check with the statos to see when the last one was). Regardless, kudos to Ben Hockings and his team from Read More ...

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Last week, we featured a preview of Australia’s first 200 mile event, the Nerang 200, which you can read here. Today we feature the Nerang 100 mile field, which while small is perfectly formed. Here’s the low down on the Read More ...

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There was plenty of racing happening this past weekend, with three big ultras across three different States. Over in Western Australia, the WTF 100 & 50 milers took place with some big runs in both female and male races. Here Read More ...

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The race with the best name in Australia, the WTF (Waterous Trail on Foot) over in WA gets underway this weekend. RD, Dave Kennedy shares his thoughts.

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This weekend, one of Australia’s toughest ultras takes place, the Hounslow Classic. There are two races, the 68km ultra and the 21km ‘half’. Our attention today focuses on the big Daddy of the two races, the ultra. The ladies Hounslow Read More ...

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Today sees the publication of issue 14 of Ultrarunning World magazine issue 14. Features: Sri Chinmoy 10 & 6 Day Race 2018 8th EMU 6 Day Race World Trophy Snowdrop 55 – Bob Hearn The Great New York 100 Mile Running Exposition – Shishaldin Hanlen Mil’Kil 2018 – Translated by Sarah Cameron The Gobi March…

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The Nerang 200 miler will be the first race in Australia held over this distance, taking place next weekend. With a number of 200 milers springing up in the US, interest in these events is growing.

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Local Victorian runner, Ash Watson and Queensland-based Deb Nicholl have been crowned champions of the Surf Coast Century 100km Ultra Marathon, while Roger Lay and Rachel Tucker have taken the titles in the 50km race today at Anglesea, Victoria. Despite Read More ...

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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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One of the biggest 100km races in Australia kicks off this weekend down on the Surf Coast. Read our preview to find out who the contenders are.

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A little late, but better than never. At least I’ve got the excuse of trying to recover from my own 100 miler as the reason for not quite getting round to a recap of events this weekend just gone. We’ll Read More ...

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Yesterday we took our fingers to the keyboard to give you the GNW 100 mile preview. Today’s it’s the turn of the other races, including the 100km, 50 mile and 50kms – the two new kids on the block. First Read More ...

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The coming weeks will see a plethora of racing in Australia and we kick off with what I regard as the ‘classic Aussie bush race’ the Great North Walk Ultras. Renamed to account for a couple of new races added Read More ...

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In just under a month's time, Australia's first 200 mile event, the Nerang 200 will kick off up on the Gold Coast, featuring eight 25km loops. Read more.

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Earlier this year, Steve Domonkos became the member of an exclusive club as he ran the Great North Walk 250km trail. With the GNW ultras coming up this weekend (yikes!), we thought it timely to publish Steve’s gigantic effort to Read More ...

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