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If race organizers were to hold the Hardrock Hundred Endurance Run right now, in the second week of June, only three aid stations—Telluride, Ouray and Sherman—would be accessible. The rest remain buried under feet of snow and avalanche debris.

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Olympian Kara Goucher, 40 years old, recently announced that she plans to take her career to the trails. Living and coaching in Boulder, Colorado, Goucher has a decorated history as a competitive track and field, cross-country and road runner, including placing first for women at the 2008 Olympic trials in the 5,000 meter (15:01:02), women’s third in the New York City Marathon in 2008 (2:25:53), women’s third in the 2009 Boston Marathon (2:32:25) and women’s winner of the U.S. Half Marathon Championships in 2012 (1:09:26).

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We are seeking a qualified Assistant Editor with strong journalism and writing skills and a broad knowledge of (and passion for) trail running. Applicants should also possess a thorough understanding of the outdoor community and marketplace. The position requires location in the town of Carbondale, located on Colorado’s Western Slope.

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In Europe, trail runners are dying. Not just one or two, but six in the last two years—just on France’s Mont Blanc, alone.

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The Human Potential Running Series has officially adopted a Pregnancy Deferral Policy to accommodate women who may become pregnant after registering for one of our races. We have even gone a step further to

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After creating the Running Daily News site a couple weeks ago, I started a few more daily sites: WordPress Administration news and resources at http://wp-admin.com Web Design news and resources at http://webdesigndailynews.com Free and low-cost legal news and resources at http://pro-bono.org Opioid addiction news and resources at http://opioidnews.com Blockchain and Bitcoin news and resources at […]

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In a battle of fight or flight, ultrarunner Camille Herron considers herself a fighter.

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WANT REAL PUBLISHING EXPERIENCE? Trail Runner is looking for fall and winter interns. Now is your chance to roll up your sleeves and get dirty in print and online! We offer three-month … Continue reading "Seeking: Editorial Interns"

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The push to get more women outside has never been stronger. Still, being a female athlete in the ultrarunning world, the gender imbalance is obvious. I asked myself, what could one person do to address this issue? The answer came when I decided to momentarily shift my focus from hosting races to create the STL Women’s Trail Summit.

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The Trail Running Film Festival has grown to include a nation wide tour that showcases two hours of the top films to inspire and cultivate current and future trail running athletes. Join the tour at any of the 40+ cities through the end of December.

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Logan Polfuss embraced adventure and pushed boundaries day-in-and-day out. He preferred taking calculated risks to making empty excuses. But on October 18, 2018, Polfuss had his last earthly adventure. His … Continue reading "Following Skydiving Tragedy, Friends Remember Trail Runner Logan Polfuss"

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Amy Clark will be the new editor for UltraRunning Magazine beginning with the December/January 2018 issue. Amy is an editor, freelance writer and ultrarunner, and was previously a columnist for ultrarunning.com.

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Crowds flocked to the small town of Keswick in northern England Sunday, July 8, to watch Kilian Jornet break the most famous and arguably the toughest record in British fell … Continue reading "Kilian Smashes Bob Graham Record"

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To honor and recognize you, one of those brave runners who toed Wasatch’s starting line in its first decade (1980-1989), a special “40 Hours for 40 Years” (40/40) race category has been created for the 40th anniversary, 2019 race.

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It was day 10 and I was broken, hobbling, walking every step, unable to run, 388 miles in and 1,800 miles left to go. The first five days of trail-ambling bliss … Continue reading "North: Finding My Way While Running the Appalachian Trail"

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It became clear, in the closing miles of North Carolina’s Umstead 100 in April, that Gordon Ainsleigh may have to DNF. This was his last chance to qualify for this year’s Western States 100 (WS100), having been granted an extension by the WS100 Board following two previous failed attempts. Ainsleigh is 70 years old and, … Continue reading "Of Angels and Winged Gods"

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This weekend, ultrarunners will head to Virginia for the 8th Annual Ultra Race of Champions (UROC) 100k on May 12. Along with a deep

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LEKI is excited to announce the LEKI Full Ride Scholarship to Timothy Olson’s Run Mindful Retreat taking place in Boulder, CO, June 7-10. The scholarship includes registration fees, air travel, lodging and LEKI Trail Running gear for one deserving trail runner.

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Ultra-endurance athlete Meredith Edwards offers tips on how you can go beyond the marathon this year.

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“They tell me that I inspire ‘em. That’s their opinion, and I guess maybe I do, some of them. The runners inspire me, just watching what they do. It’s pretty awesome, actually.” —Bill Dooper, “Salomon Running TV, Season 4, Episode 1”   If you’re an ultrarunner and you believe in angels, you might just hear … Continue reading "The Ultimate Fan"

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My dad retired in his late fifties and has been having the time of his life for the past few decades. He turns 85 this year and is still doing his thing – playing tennis, hunting all sorts of birds and doing real yard work. He loves to play games – especially bridge and gin rummy.

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VF Corporation, a global leader in branded lifestyle apparel, footwear and accessories, and ICON Health & Fitness, Inc., a world leader in home, commercial and connected fitness, today announced that they have signed a definitive purchase agreement for the Altra® footwear brand. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

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Ryan Sandes and Ryno Griesel took some much needed time to rest at Checkpoint #7, Kagbeni village in Nepal, roughly 429 miles into their 1400-kilometer FKT attempt of the Great Himalayan Trail. Through a helpful and savvy chain of hands, Trail Runner was able to communicate with the team; the first four questions answered in this … Continue reading "Video: Sandes and Griesel Answer TR’s Questions from Their FKT Attempt"

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Ultimate Direction, the leading brand in hydration and wearable gear innovations, has signed Hardrock 100 winner and global adventurer Anna Frost. Known by fans and friends as “Frosty,” the New Zealand native is now based in southern Colorado near the San Juan mountains. This season Anna will combine trail racing with fast packing and yoga-focused [...]

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We are seeking a qualified Assistant Editor with strong journalism and writing skills and a broad knowledge of (and passion for) trail running. Applicants should also possess a thorough understanding of the outdoor community and marketplace. The position requires location in the town of Carbondale, located on Colorado’s Western Slope. Job responsibilities include assisting the … Continue reading "We Are Hiring!"

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The 2017 inductee into the American Ultrarunning Hall of Fame breaks a mold.  As he did 40 years ago—although that was more a case of creating a mold.  He is the first in the 14 year history of the Hall of Fame to be inducted not primarily based on pure athletic performance.  But that doesn’t [...]

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Starting Wednesday, December 13, Utah-based runner Hayden Hawks will commence a three-day run through the area formerly known as Bears Ears National Monument, in an attempt to showcase the region and raise money for the forthcoming Bears Ears Education Center. Hawks grew up and still resides in Saint George, Utah, four hours west from the … Continue reading "Hayden Hawks to Run 100 Miles For Bears Ears"

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Confucius say: “Man who moves mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” The mountain Sandra Villines moved was the female world record for the North American transcontinental run. That record had been immovably standing since 1978, when South African Mavis Hutchinson ran from Los Angeles to New York City in 69 days.

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Alicia Vargo never planned to set a fastest-known time (FKT) in the Grand Canyon. In fact, until two days before her attempt on November 8, she wasn’t even sure she was going to try. Vargo, 35, of Flagstaff, Arizona, is a former road and track runner. She turned to the trails in 2013, after a … Continue reading "Alicia Vargo Set Grand Canyon R2R Record Four Months Postpartum"

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Midday on November 15, a tired, slightly nauseous Cat Bradley descended the north rim of the Grand Canyon. She was roughly 35 miles into a rim-to-rim-to-rim (R2R2R) speed-record attempt—42-miles with 10,000 feet of ascent and descent, across the canyon and back again. For five hours, she had run in silence—”it’s just you, your pacer and … Continue reading "Cat Bradley Sets Grand Canyon R2R2R Record"

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For Camille Heron, 2017 has been a roller coaster: podium finishes followed by freak injuries and DNFs followed, last weekend, by a 100-Mile World Record. Herron, 35, of Oklahoma, finished the Tunnel Hill 100 in 12 hours 42 minutes 39 seconds, cutting more than an hour off of the previous record, which was set last … Continue reading "After A Series of Injuries, Camille Herron Sets 100-Mile World Record"

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Sandy Villiness, 2017 female Badwater champion, is on track to shatter the former female trans-con speed record of 69 days set by Mavis Hutchinson of South Africa in 1978. If all goes well, Sandy will finish in 53-54 days, trotting into New York City just as 50,000 other runners descend for the New York City Marathon.

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In most ultras, the difference between first place and second place is a matter of less than an hour. Even in the Bigfoot 200, which took place in Washington in August, the top two podium spots were separated by just five hours. On Sunday, October 15, Courtney Dauwalter won the Moab 240 Mile Endurance Run … Continue reading "How Courtney Dauwalter Won the Moab 240 Outright"

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In a leaked memo obtained by the Washington Post on September 17th, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke recommended that President Trump modify or reduce 10 national monuments. The report is the culmination of a months-long review of 27 U.S. national monuments (the review was limited specifically to national monuments created under the 1906 Antiquities Act since January … Continue reading "Public Lands Are Under Siege. Here’s What Trail Runners Need to Know."

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Teague Hatfield says public lands have made Bend, Oregon, what it is. “The reason we’ve gone from 32,000 people to 80,000 people in the last 20 years is because of the fact that we’re a recreational mecca,” says the owner of the local FootZone running store. “That and beer,” he adds after a beat. Bend’s … Continue reading "Monumental Controversy: Exploring the National-Monuments Debate"

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Mark Thornberry, 57, was diagnosed with liver cancer. Now he's running ultras to help raise funds for cancer research at his hospital.

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On September 27, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) announced that 2017 World Long Distance Mountain Running Champion Petro Mamu used banned performance-enhancing drugs (PED) in competition. According to a statement by the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA), Mamu, of Eritrea, had taken an asthma medication that is on the list of substances banned … Continue reading "Doping Conviction for Petro Mamu, 2017 World Long Distance Mountain Running Champion"

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The 2017 CamelBak Pursuit Series wrapped up its two-event debut in September at Sanborn County Park, nestled in the redwood trees approximately 50 miles south of San Francisco. We enjoyed an inside look at the event and spent time with Golden Harper, founder of Altra Running, a company that was a major event sponsor and conducted a series of trail running clinics throughout the weekend.

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At 4 a.m. on September 15, Darcy Piceu stood at the trailhead to California’s Mount Whitney, surrounded by a small group of friends. She wore a pack with everything she’d need for the next 42 miles. The stress of the past few days—the travel, the frenzy of organizing crew and securing a last-minute permit—melted away. … Continue reading "Darcy Piceu Sets Women’s FKT on John Muir Trail"

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The Run, Rabbit, Run 50 and 100 Mile Endurance Runs Presented by Altra is pleased to announce the creation of the inaugural $100,000 Run, Rabbit, Run "Rabbit Cup" to be held in September 14 and 15, 2018 in Steamboat Springs, Colorado to be run at the distance of 100 miles. Coupled with the Run, Rabbit, Run’s existing $65,000 purse, Altra’s Run, Rabbit, Run 100 mile run will offer a total purse of $165,000, making it by far the largest trail ultra purse in the world.

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Snow, sleet, wind, rain, plummeting temperatures and knee-deep mud combined to make this year’s Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc (UTMB) an especially demanding challenge. The race, which takes runners 106 miles (and more than 32,000 vertical feet) through France, Italy and Switzerland, is a popular testing grounds for the world’s elite mountain runners. This year saw a particularly … Continue reading "Stories of Perseverance From This Year’s Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc"

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Hillary Allen doesn’t remember much about falling off the edge of Hamperokken ridge. What she does remember is in fragments: a stumble, a feeling of freefalling, trying to grab onto something to stop her momentum. She remembers lying on a bed of talus, utterly shocked and in extraordinary pain. She’d been nearly halfway through the … Continue reading "After Near-Fatal Fall, Hillary Allen Finds Strength in Silver Linings"

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Americans had a strong showing at the 2017 Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc (UTMB), which started in Chamonix, France, last weekend, September 1-2. Tim Tollefson, 32, of Mammoth Lakes, California, finished in third behind French runner Francois D’Haene and Spanish phenom Kilian Jornet. Americans Jim Walmsley finished fifth, Dylan Bowman seventh and Zach Miller ninth. Amy Sproston, … Continue reading "Tim Tollefson Third at UTMB, Plus Three More Americans in Top 10"

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Last weekend, on September 1, Hayden Hawks and Clare Gallagher claimed big victories at the CCC, a 100K race around part of the Mont Blanc massif in Italy, Switzerland and France. Only one other American male had won the CCC—Zach Miller, in 2015—and no American woman had ever done so. The victories came amid a … Continue reading "Clare Gallagher and Hayden Hawks Win CCC"

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On August 15, 2017, Allison Macsas and Mallory Brooks ran the 93-mile wonderland trail unsupported in 29 hours 12 minutes, marking a new team unsupported FKT. Their time was almost two hours faster than Candice Burt, who set the solo female Fastest Known Time (FKT) in 2012. The Wonderland Trail circumnavigates 14,411-foot Mount Rainier, and … Continue reading "Allison Macsas and Mallory Brooks Set FKT on the Wonderland Trail"

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Sandra Villines, still smokin’ from her top female finish at the 2017 Badwater Ultramarathon, will leave San Francisco City Hall on August 28, headed for New York chasing the transcon speed record.

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