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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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It’s that time of year again when the ultra trail world gets more excited than a group of school kids who’ve heard the last alarm bell before the end of term. Yes, it’s the ultra trail <insert appropriate hyperbole: ‘world’, Read More ...

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Jono Wyatt is easily one of the best all round runners of our generation, with a 2:13 marathon and numerous titles in mountain running. Read our interview.

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Catch up on all the results from the recent Run Larapinta Stage Race that took place on the stunning Larapinta Trail in the Northern Territory.

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Runners from across Australia and overseas are gearing up for the 2018 Run Larapinta Stage Race, a four-day, four-stage trail running race along the most spectacular sections of the Larapinta Trail near Alice Springs in the Northern Territory. All the Read More ...

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This weekend saw the fourth running of the Berry Long Run, in what looked initially to be some rather wet and windy weather. Indeed, the drive up from Melbourne at 5:30am race morning didn’t bode well as the rain lashed Read More ...

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This weekend sees the running of the Berry Long Run, which had its first unofficial running on August 15, 2014, when three runners set out to raise money for Berry Street. There was some getting lost, some bush-bashing and some injury, Read More ...

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As we head into the depths of ‘winter’ here in Australia there’s much to look forward to, and looking back also at the weekend just gone. The Peaks and Trail running festival took place down in the extremely picturesque Grampians Read More ...

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While it might be ‘winter’ here in Australia, the Northern Hemisphere is enjoying, or rather suffering in some considerable heat right now. Even as I finished my long run last weekend in the depths of the Yarramalong Valley on the Read More ...

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There’s been plenty of talk in recent weeks about women’s ultra running and the following article about safety at night on the trails was written by Victorian runner, Tash Sekulic. She’s very kindly allowed us to republish the article, highlighting the Read More ...

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Multi-stage racing can often be an over-looked type of event in the ultra calendar. With many runners choosing to focus larger events like 100kms or 100 milers, multi-stage racing offers people something very different. With Run Larapinta just around the Read More ...

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Ultra168 is launching a new way for readers to interact and support the ongoing running of the website – Patreon. You might be already be familiar with Patreon through a number of other websites, but in short, it’s a platform built to Read More ...

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Lots of racing to catch up on over the weekend and the Internet was burning with armchair warriors, all offering their two cents as to whether Hardrock race leader Xavier Thevenard should have been DQ’ed for taking aid outside of Read More ...

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Over the last few years, FKT, or Fast Known Times have risen in popularity. Or rather, let me rephrase that, it’s simply that the Interwebz has given this genre of running more of an audience. FKTs, if we’re honest have always Read More ...

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In Australia, it’s fair to say we look across the pond at two US massive races. Western States and this one, Hardrock. My own love affair with this race is lived vicariously through the likes of Andy Hewat (going for Read More ...

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A legend in his own backyard (and mine), Grant Guise, a Kiwi runner of standard stock recently made the trip over to our fair island to take up the challenge of the Wild Goose Chase over in Western Australia. And when Read More ...

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Tayebeh Alirezaee has no recollection of her life in Iran during the revolution of 1979. But the trauma of the conflict between Iran and Iraq, is fresh in her mind.

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After one of the best winters in the last ten years, the Andorran Pyrenees are getting ready to give a warm welcome to 3,200 runners from all over the world, arriving to attempt the famous Andorra Ultra Trail Vallnord.  We Read More ...

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It was her first miler, and what a place to do it, Western States 100. But that didn’t stop 22 year old Lucy Bartholomew from running the race she dreamed of running. She took it out from the front early Read More ...

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