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Michael Wardian from the USA just set a new FKT for the Israel National Trail. The time, 10-days, 16-hours and 36-minutes (time to be confirmed.) I was fortunate enough to be asked by Mike and the creator of this crazy …

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American ultra-runner, Michael Wardian, sets a new Fastest Known Time (FKT) for the Israel National Trail, covering the 631-mile journey, south to north.  10-days 16-hours and 36-minutes (tbc) The un-planned stop at Arbel last night proved to be a blessing …

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Sleeping on the floor of a run store has never felt so good. The shower before sleeping on the run floor would normally have been even better… But when you are working 18-20 hours a day, sleeping gets the nod …

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Finishing before 10pm, having a warm shower, a good dinner and a sleep in a real bed can work wonders… It did! After a difficult day-8, Mike needed everything to click into place over the night to make day-9 manageable. …

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Brandon Thrower joins me to talk about why he got into Race Directing and some of his favorite trails in...

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It may have been 1100pm, but Pizza is what Mike craved and Pizza was our mission. Thank goodness for Google maps and the opportunity to find out what options are available close by. Of course, finding a vegan Pizza does …

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Trail Runner’s sister publication, Rock and Ice, is seeking a qualified Advertising Manager. The Advertising Manager is responsible for Rock and Ice print and digital sales accounts, prospecting and securing new advertising sales in all media including print and digital editions of Gym Climber, and developing new revenue opportunities.

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When I first started swimming, I couldn’t understand why it was so hard. I knew there were probably a million reasons for it (my last swimming lessons being at 8 years old, super long limbs and short torso, a runner’s mobility), but every swim felt like I was thrashing against the water – it was … Continue reading Don’t Fight the Water

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If you read my day-6 report, you will remember I said: “Now the delicate balance of when to carry on and when not to carry on must be considered. To continue covers miles and leaves less distance for the overall …

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The rain, mist and cold of yesterday did not disappear! To say we were disappointed is an underestimation. But Mike smiled regardless. “I slept so well, I feel fresh and I am ready to go!” How does he do it? …

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We camped about 2-minutes from Mike’s day 4 finish. Several 4×4’s, small tents, a roaring fire, a BBQ, a few beers and the stars shining in the sky. What a way to end a tough and long day! It was …

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Last night was a late finish and normally, the priority would be all about getting off the trail, eating, getting clean and sleeping. However, Mike’s finish was in the middle of nowhere that required a length drive out. The plus …

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Mike had a sleepless night. He woke often and found the need to stretch his legs, surf on his phone and hope that the morning would come quickly. I am convinced that he is a freak of nature? The rest …

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Sean is back and shares his adventures on the Florida trail, and we chat with Shaun Pope about his recent...

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Caroline Gleich is a 33 year old professional ski mountaineer, adventurer and activist for social and environmental justice. She was…

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Mike slept like a baby last night! I have known Mike for years and we have often laughed at his typical 4-hours a night sleep… He was in his sleeping bag not long after 8pm after day-1 and then had …

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One year of planning finally came to fruition today, when US based ultra-runner, Michael Wardian departed Eilat at 0546 to head south covering a total of 631-mile on the Israel National Trail in a target goal of 10-days.  It’s a …

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Ultra-runner, Mike Wardian discusses his thoughts 1-day ahead of his 631-mile Israel National Trail ‘Fastest Known Time’ challenge. Zoli Bihari of Canaan Running Adventures is the mind behind #fktisrael – With just one day to go, I chat with Zoli about …

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Candice Burt joins The Nation to give us a report of her 3rd Place overall title at Delirious W.E.S.T 200 Mile Ultra.  Candice is arguably one of the pioneers in designing and directing the 200+ mile endurance races.  Until a few short weeks ago, she had never toed the line at the distance (in a […]

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We are doing a special edition of the podcast where we play YOUR recordings! Record your trail dog adventure story…

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Episode 169 of Talk Ultra is here… We bring you an interview with Michael Wardian ahead of his 631-mile #fktisrael – We also introduce a new segment to Talk Ultra ’Training for…’ brought to you by myRaceKit – this week we chat with …

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Liz Canty and Jackie Merritt host this episode! Bethany Patterson joins Liz and Jackie to talk about trying to balance...

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Fresh off a DNF at the HURT 100, Ken Michal talks philosophy and running as a creative outlet. We delve…

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Today was the 30th Annual Way Too Cool 50K .  We sit down at the race with Victor Ballesteros and Kenzie MacPail to discuss their favorite Dos and Don’ts of race day.

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Amanda Morris crushed the Mt. Mitchell Challenge 40 miler running the second fastest time in the race’s long history in...

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Photo Workshop #1 – Night Flash Photography . I am often asked about my night race photography when using flash. And I have often promised to reply with a blog post. So, here goes! A simple introduction to my night …

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Pau Capell and Magda Laczak once again, win the Transgrancanaria 128 km providing the same result as 2018. For Pau it was his third time topping the podium in Gran Canaria. Only American Hayden Hawks provided Pau with any competition, the …

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Volume 7 of the Pulitzer Prize winning TRN Audio Magazine is now available at your corner newspaper stand. Featured articles have been submitted by AJW and Warren Pole and include: Ice To See You: Big Reds, Blue Balls, and Skinny Minis in Eastern Europe What’s the Point MS is BS This Tastes a Little Salty […]

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Imagine running 50 miles not on a trail but the beach, that’s the Destin Beach 50 Miler. We talk to...

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Transgrancanaria is upon us once again. Arguably, it is the first big European race to kick-off a new racing season. Due to it’s timing, it’s a popular race for many high-ranking elites, European and from over the pond, it allows …

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Ultra-running legend, Mike Wardian, to take on the 631-mile Israel National Trail #fktisrael Michael Wardian needs no introduction to the running world. For year’s the husband, dad and international ship broker has blazed a trail of incredible running performances that …

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PHOTOGRAPHS #TCC2019 The Coastal Challenge A portfolio of TCC2019 race images are now online, they ‘web’ resolution only. High resolution images will be uploaded in due course when suitable wifi is available. . GO : HERE

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The 2019 The Coastal Challenge today came to an end on the stunning beaches of Drake Bay on the Osa Peninsula. Pere Aurell and Ida Nilsson are the champions after a masterclass of multi-day running. The duo ran amazing races …

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Your stories of love in one gigantic feel good episode including stories of unexpected love, a date gone very wrong…

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Day 4 from Coronado to Palma Sur is a unique day – starting at sea level, the route climbs to just under 1000m in 10km and then stays high with a rollercoaster of hills dropping to just over 600m at …

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Painting by Andrew Catanese He is an artist by day and an incredible runner on the weekends, Andrew Catanese joins...

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Day 3 of the 2019 kicked off at 0530 this morning and what lay ahead was a tough and challenging day of hills, technical trail, waterfalls, long dusty and stony roads and relentless beach – all intensified by Costa Rican …

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It was a an 0400 wake up call this morning and an 0530 start. It may sound super early but believe me, the runners weren’t complaining! The advantages of an early start are simple, it gives the runners a good …

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It was a hot day, a seriously hot day! Leaving San Jose at 0430, runners eventually arrived at Quepos and transferred to the beach for a 0900 start. It’s tough starting so late in the morning, particularly on the first …

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We are doing a special edition of the podcast where we play YOUR recordings! Record your story of love on…

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Episode 168 of Talk Ultra is here… And we bring you an interview with the one and only, Jasmin Paris. #TheSpine winner #JasminParis @TheSpineRace @JasminKParis @inov_8   ***** Talk Ultra is now on Tunein- just another way to make the show available …

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Real quick-fire today, with some links and things I found interesting this week: On Wednesday, I wrote a short thought on whether the conventional wisdom around how elite athletes “expire” and fade with age may be outdated. Seems to me that we hear a lot more about older athletes succeeding, and even dominating, than before. […]

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Running a race in Hong Kong is a unique experience! Failure to do your research will no doubt results in a painful and potentially traumatic experience. Heat, humidity and steps – hundreds if not thousands of steps hurt the legs …

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Photo by Burgess Eberhardt Sean tells us about his recent extreme DNF at a 50k, and we talk with John...

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Yesterday, I was sent this link. It says that Dwain Chambers, he of THG and a doping ban in 2004 (!), is making a comeback, hoping to qualify for Team GB at the European Indoor Championships. At the age of 40. Well, almost 41. My first thought was “Of course he is”, and then upon […]

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An epic weekend of racing took place in Hong Kong over two days for the third edition of the 9 Dragons Ultra. The main event, the 50/50 offers the brave two races, a 50-mile and 50-km event where the combined …

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Van Phan has completed over 500 marathon and ultramarathons and is aiming for 1000 lifetime finishes. We chat about her…

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