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By HPRS Staff Columnist Christopher Mellott and HPRS Race Director Sherpa John Lacroix This article is a collaboration between to two authors, Chris and Sherpa John. Chris’s contributions will be in black, while Sherpa’s

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The race director greeted me as I walked up to the two orange cones that marked a starting line in Telluride Town Park. His event would begin in 15 minutes, but only a small number of runners were hanging out. I recognized no one, thank goodness. I didn’t want anyone I know to witness my potential blowup.

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Take a run with Sheryl Wheeler, a 54 year old ultrarunner from New York’s Catskills. Sheryl has been running ultras for nearly two decades, amassing top 3 finishes at some of the Beast Coasts

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By HPRS Guest Columnist Russell Iverson Hmmm, a winter Ultra—I’ve never done that before! Ooooh, thirty hours straight—I’ve never done that, either! Well, my next planned gig on Pikes Peak comes out to thirty

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Hardrock 100, Western States Endurance Run, Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc… Most folks in the trail-running community have heard of the sport’s most iconic races. It might come as a surprise, then, to learn about an event that mostly flies under the radar and has attracted many of the sport’s most competitive athletes for its 2019 edition. The Santa Barbara Nine Trails Ultra is an old-school, 35-mile, climb-heavy race in Santa Barbara County—and it is stacked.

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A Stories Ultra Race Report By HPRS Staff Columnist Christopher Mellott The darkness of the night had settled in, and dawn was hours away. I had come into a hushed aid station. Most of

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With less than three hours until the start of The Yukon Arctic Ultra, billed as the “Coldest and Toughest Ultra in the world,” I am in panic mode.

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Whether you’re mid training cycle, on pause for winter cross training or straight off the couch, trail half marathons are a great way to get your momentum amped for the rest of the season.

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Just past the Green Lakes Aid Station, about 18 miles into New Zealand’s Tarawera 100 Mile Ultra on February 8th, 2019, Jeff Browning, 47, of Logan, Utah, was on a mini walking break, messing with his soft-flask cap. He was in 2nd place and had a comfortable gap on Zac Marion, 33, of North Logan, Utah, 2nd-place finisher at the 2018 Tushars Mountain Marathon and winner of the 2018 Bryce Canyon 50 Miler, and was a beat behind fellow American Camille Herron, 37, who splits her time between Alamosa, Colorado, and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and is overall holder of the 100-Mile, 12-Hour and 24-Hour world records in speed and distance, respectively.

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Take a run with Nancy Muir, a 36 year old ultrarunner, and pediatric physical therapist, from Highlands Ranch, CO. Nancy has been running ultras since September 2006, and her journey of more than a

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Take a run with host Sherpa John as he sits down with Christopher Mellott of Spokane, WA. Once upon a time, Christopher proclaimed, “I don’t want to be a race director.” Sherpa challenged him

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I’m not saying my wife ran out on me, my Chevy died and I got thrown by a bull. But as if in a country-music song, pretty much everything else went wrong at a trail 100 in Colorado cowboy country.

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I decided to run the Stories Ultra 30-Hour after I had come off possibly two of my greatest running achievements to date. I had finished my first 50-mile race at Badger Mountain Challenge in

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For 42 years, the Escarpment Run has been both a staple and a bit of an outlier in the trail-running scene in the Northeast. An 18-mile race over a very challenging course on a variety of surfaces, it requires speed, strength, the ability to run over technical terrain and skills for steep climbing and descending.

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Once a small race that was conceived out of a long training loop among local runners, the Chuckanut 50K has grown in size and stature through the years to become one of the largest and most competitive races in the U.S. When Doug McKeever and Richard West started it in 1993, it was an extension of a training run known as The Big Loop.

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Back in 1980, before trail running was really a thing, a bunch of hearty runners in Asheville were ahead of the curve. On December 13 of that year, 64 intrepid runners hoofed their way up the ridgeline of the Blue Ridge Parkway to the top of 5,722-foot Mount Pisgah, following the same 17.8-mile route business tycoon George Vanderbilt used to take while going from his Asheville mansion, known as the Biltmore Estate, to his hunting lodge on top of the mountain.

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Founded in 1985, the Old Pueblo Endurance Runs were among the first generation of trail runs. The courses and distances have varied since their inception, but the races have always … Continue reading "Old Pueblo Endurance Runs"

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Spartan events are known as obstacle-course races (OCRs) with advanced challenges, excellent logistics and burly participants. The races offer harrowing obstacles on adventurous courses from three miles to 60-hours long. … Continue reading "Spartan Goes on a New Course"

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Spartan events are known as obstacle-course races (OCRs) with advanced challenges, excellent logistics and burly participants. The races offer harrowing obstacles on adventurous courses from three miles to 60-hours long. … Continue reading "Spartan Hits the Trails"

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At 8am, Saturday morning, November 17, cars pulled into a gravel parking lot. They parked snugly between an aging railroad building and the access road for Sugar Bowl Ski Area … Continue reading "Striding On, Despite Devastation"

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The Hardrock 100 is not only one of the hardest (and most beautiful) races in world, it’s also one of the hardest to get into. The 100.5-mile loop course serves … Continue reading "Hardrock 100 Mile Endurance Run"

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When Claudio Castillo started to plan a running event in Peru’s Sacred Valley of the Incas, he knew it should honor the country’s deep history of long-distance running. “We wanted … Continue reading "Celebrating the Ultrarunning Ancients"

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Sponsored by Albatros Adventure Marathons While running on top of the Great Wall of China last spring, I suddenly feel as if I have been transported into a dream world, … Continue reading "The World’s Most Amazing Race"

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Unquestionably one of the toughest 5K races in the world, Mount Marathon is as much of a local celebration of Alaskan heartiness as it is a hard-to-enter, bucket-list running spectacle. … Continue reading "Mount Marathon"

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