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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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Everyone knew this year at Big’s Backyard Ultra was going to be, well, big. Since 2012, Lazarus Lake, the infamous race director who relishes in the pain of others, has … Continue reading "Big’s Backyard Ultra Gets Bigger and Bigger"

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If you’re a trail runner, you probably have at least heard of the Western States 100. It’s considered the granddaddy of 100s, and whether you have any interest in running … Continue reading "Western States 100"

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Take a run with Ultra Stories host, “Sherpa” John, as he talks to you about The Fine Art of Crewing. In this episode, Sherpa dispenses his candid advice on selecting the perfect crew for

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22 hours 6 seconds after the starting gun went off, the Canadian runner Chelsey Topping, 36, crossed the finish line of the Lost Soul Ultra in her hometown of Lethbridge, … Continue reading "477.78 Miles to the Alps"

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The cruel brainchild of its race director, Gary “Lazarus Lake (aka Laz)” Cantrell, the Barkley Marathons takes place each spring in the punishing mountains of Frozen Head State Park, Tennessee. … Continue reading "The Art of Suffering"

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By 2018 Niwot Spirit Animal: Wolf The Niwot’s Challenge is the self-proclaimed “Barkley of the West.” It takes place every April in the rugged foothills west of Denver. Participants must find all 16 Books

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