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Dragonflies flitted above weary runners lying in the grass within the Placer High School track like forgotten rag dolls. Families braved the heat to support their broken-down kin, bringing water, … Continue reading "Wisdom"

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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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Cody Reed and his rat pack of ultrarunning heavy-weights have one goal in mind: win as many ultras as possible.

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Episode 158 of Talk Ultra and we bring you three interviews from the Monte Rosa Skymarathon – Emelie Forsberg talks about placing 3rd overall with Kilian Jornet and setting their FKT for women. Andy Symonds talks about partnering Tom Owens and …

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2018’s Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run will be one for the history books—and not just because Jim Walmsely finally broke the men’s course record. Courtney Dauwalter, 33, (find her interview with Trail Runner before the … Continue reading "Phenomenal Female Finishers at the 2018 Western States"

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#SheMovesMountains I think the most impressive story line of Western States this year was the strength of the women. I mean, I know Walmsley absolutely crushed it and totally stole the spotlight (as he should!). But, as Walmsely was HE-MANing it, the women were doing something epic behind the scenes. If you look at the...

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Jam Jam covers the new 100k record, Western States, Strava’s new ads, and all the other ultramarathon news from around the globe. #teamfakenews If you’ve got any interest or inclination to run a 200, check out this great piece by Henry Howard. Excellent essay about the spirit of Western States. I …

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Bob Shebest lined up for Western States this year in prime shape. He’d put in solid training with a high mileage block timed just right. He’d podiumed at other races in the past year and had specific experience racing from Squaw to Auburn before. He had a quality race plan …

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On Saturday, June 23rd, 2018, Jim Walmsley ran for 100 miles, from Squaw Valley to Auburn, California in 14 hours 30 minutes 4 seconds. His pace averaged 8:40 per mile over the course of the … Continue reading "Jim Walmsley and the Impossible"

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Episode 157 of Talk Ultra is a full and packed show as Kurt Decker brings you a Western States special chatting with Kris Brown and Lucy Bartholomew. Ian brings you a full and in-depth chat with Sue Ding who was the …

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The Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run: The horse-race-cum-footrace, from Squaw Valley to Auburn, California, is where legends are born and where runners go to launch themselves into the elite ultrarunning scene. It carries some of … Continue reading "The Cowboys VS Everybody—Even Themselves"

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Diana Fitzpatrick has experienced a lot in her running career. She’s won the storied Dipsea Race two times, she’s qualified for the Olympic Trials in the marathon, she’s coached a high school running program for years, co-RD’ed a popular trail 50k with her husband Tim, earned four silver buckles at …

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iRunFar previews the women’s field for Western States. This field has redefined what’s possible in the sport of trail and ultramarathon distance trail running and they’re going to line up together very soon. (I’ll be focusing on Kaci, Ailsa, Lucy, and Stephanie.) What’s so different (and special) about Western States, …

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It’s 9 A.M. and already 85 degrees at Duncan Canyon, the first aid station where I’ll get to see my husband on his maiden quest to finish the Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run. With 20 pounds of gear dangling from various limbs, I wiggle into the crowded hillside just in time to hear a cowbell: … Continue reading "The Ultra Crewing Playbook"

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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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Start your Friday off with this film recounting Adam Campbell’s accident and rebirth as a trail and ultramarathon stud. The ultimate (evidence based) guide to recovery. Cool new backcountry gadget from SPOT allows users to text using satelites without pairing with a cellphone. Seems like a great device for $250. …

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It was the week of Valentine’s Day, 2016, when Coree Woltering came out to his extended community. Via a Facebook post, he announced his engagement. “That’s just how I’m going to come out,” he remembers, “so I post to Facebook, ‘I’m getting married this year.’ And people were like, ‘Oh my God, he’s getting married, … Continue reading "The Unexpected Prejudice of the Trail-Running Community"

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Ailsa MacDonald showed up at the Black Canyon 100k–a Western States Endurance Run Golden Ticket Race–and walked away with second overall. Now she’s got to squeeze “The Big Dance” into her already tight racing schedule of marathons, ultras, and Ironman distance triathlons. So who is Ailsa? She’s got an interesting …

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Kyle Pietari (Altra/NordicTrack) ran Leadville in 2012 as his first hundred miler and finished in 28th place. Not bad, but since then, he’s been back to finish 2nd two times, has wins and podiums across the country, and ran to a grueling M10 at Western States Endurance Run last year …

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This is Episode 150 of Talk Ultra and we chat with Ryan Sandes ahead of his new and exciting FKT attempt in Nepal. Kurt Decker chats with Brian Boyle and Speedgoat is here. ***** NEWS Not much news this early …

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Episode 149 – Welcome to our 2017 Christmas and New Year show! We interview Camille Herron about her stunning end to the year and an amazing 100-mile world record. We also introduce Kurt Decker, the Godfather of Trail, as he does …

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In this episode of the Intelligent Racer Podcast we speak with runner Chris Mocko about his running career and how he balances it with work & life. We also discuss his 2017 Western States 100 race. Chris’ website: https://mockoshow.com What is a podcast?  A podcast is a series of media recordings (in our case, interviews) which you can set up so […]

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Episode 145 of Talk Ultra brings you an interview with Jeff Browning who has been dominating the 100-mile racing scene with a string of highly placed finishes – but how? Jeff tells us the secrets of his success in a fascinating interview. We …

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In this episode of the Intelligent Racer Podcast we talk with ultra runner Ryan Sandes about winning the 2017 Western States 100 & other running topics. Some related links for more information: Ryan’s Website: http://ryansandes.com Photo Credit: Corinna Halloran What is a podcast?  A podcast is a series of media recordings (in our case, interviews) which you can set […]

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In this episode of the Intelligent Racer Podcast we talk with runner Sabrina Stanley about her 3rd place finish at Western States & other running topics. Some related links for more information: Sabrina’s Website: https://www.sabrinastanley.com What is a podcast?  A podcast is a series of media recordings (in our case, interviews) which you can set up so that new episodes […]

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Episode 139 of Talk Ultra brings and we bring you a full and in-depth interview with Adam Campbell. Adam had a horrific accident that could have so easily killed him. He has come back with a remarkable recovery and just finished …

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I recently caught up with South Africa’s Ryan Sandes after his impressive victory at the 2017 Western States. You can listen to a full and in-depth interview HERE on Talk Ultra podcast. Ryan’s story is one that inspires and it …

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Episode 138 of Talk Ultra brings and we bring you a full and in-depth interview with Western States 2017 Champ – Ryan Sandes. We also bring you an interview with the USA’s Hillary Allen who is very much pioneering a path …

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Sarah Bard and I all smiles at the finish line of Comrades 2017.

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Kaci Lickteig has a solid history at Western States, winning the storied trek from Squaw Valley to Auburn last year, and starting the race this year in tip top shape and ready to race hard. Considered one of the best trail ultramarathon runners in the country, Kaci was odds on …

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AJW joins us in Studio G two days prior to The Big Dance.  Andy just came off his own 100-mile adventure, Bighorn 100, last week.  We talk about skating on mud, Biblical rain storms, concussions, and “shared suffering”. We then get into this years WS100; The Course this year  changes environmental challenges (“running on a […]

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Jackie Merritt has been tearing up the trail and ultra scene on the (b)east coast for a number of years.  She’s racked up top performances at the USATF Trail Championships, nabbed the overall win at Ice Age 50k, set a new course record at Pinhoti 100 in November, then won …

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With each passing year, it’s a race we know we shouldn’t be running. But often, against our better judgment, knowing full well the runner we were last year, or 10 years ago, or 20 years ago could be far different from who we are today, we run it anyway.

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Jim Walmsley is a fearless runner who’s been known to target other runners, records, and FKTs with abandon.  His performances have backed up and sustained this confidence as he’s only “lost” one race in over two years–that the infamous “wrong turn heard ’round the world” at last year’s Western States …

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Skurka: Creating a pace chart for an ultramarathon.  Here’s my interview with him from a few years ago if you’d like to learn more about planning and preparation for big adventures. M1 Andrew Miller won’t be lining up in Squaw next weekend. Here’s why. Dang that guy’s got a lot of …

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Andrew Chapello Interview In 2016, Andrew Chapello ran a Western States qualifier at Canyons 100k.  He finished the race and threw his only ticket into the pot for the lottery in December. His name didn’t get drawn, but he was added to the wait (#36) list as a possible starter. …

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The Memorial Weekend Western States Training Camp is a three-day un-timed event wherein runners cover the final 70 miles of the Westerns States 100 Mile Endurance Run. Here are my top ten reasons to do it!

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The Western States Endurance Run has released a “Drug Testing Policy and Protocols” document to all runners entered in this year’s event, with the purpose of conducting drug testing for the first time in the Run’s 44-year history on June 24-25, WSER President John Medinger announced today.

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GET THE BONUS COMMENTARY: https://gingerrunnerstore.com/products/a-decade-on-directors-commentary-track-w-brian-morrison SUBSCRIBE: http://bit.ly/subGINGERRUNNER JOIN THE PATREON CREW: http://patreon.com/thegingerrunner In 2006, a young Seattle ultrarunner, Brian Morrison, attempted his first Western States 100. After running for 18 hours on the second hottest day in the race's history, he found himself in first place as he entered the historic finishing track,. Unfortunately, after using all of his strength to get there, his body gave out within feet of the finish. His crew helped him to his feet which ultimately lead him to not finish under his own power, resulting in a DNF or "Did Not Finish". 10 years later, Brian returned to finally get his coveted Western States 100 buckle. Visit Brian's running store, Fleet Feet Seattle, and meet him in person. He's just as kind and open as you can imagine. This film was made in part by the incredible support of all of our wonderful Patreon supporters. Feel free to join the crew: http://patreon.com/thegingerrunner Be sure to support this and future films by snagging the Director's Commentary track featuring Brian Morrison here: https://gingerrunnerstore.com/products/a-decade-on-directors-commentary-track-w-brian-morrison SPECIAL THANK YOU: The entire Morrison family Matt Trappe Kimberley Teshima Newberry Ben & Morgan Scott Jurek John Medinger Craig Thornley The amazing WSER Board, Volunteers & family Pearl Jam GET MY MUSIC: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/canterbury/id1111682549 FOLLOW ME: http://instagram.com/ethannewberry http://twitter.com/TheGingerRunner http://facebook.com/TheGingerRunner MY CAMERA GEAR: Running cam: http://amzn.to/2hvDWMh Running cam selfie stick: http://amzn.to/2gzv4ms Camera for docs: http://amzn.to/2hsgWQn Portable cam for docs: http://amzn.to/2gKk1Kr Camera for reviews: http://amzn.to/2hMn82t Drone: http://amzn.to/2hE2kOk Train Hard. Race Harder. Party Hardest. This product was provided by . All opinions are my own.

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 ‘Western States definitely was the race of my life. Everything came together so perfectly that day. I had a once in a lifetime race day experience. I had only dreamed of winning Western States and wanted some day for that to …

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Episode 127 of Talk Ultra is here with an in-depth talk with coach Mario Fraioli and Stephanie Howe Violett who is back after injury, not only with a ladies’ win, but an outright victory at Bandera 100k and a slot for …

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In December 2016, female ultra-running in the USA hit a purple patch. Two Ann Trason records fell, Gina Slaby set a new outright 100-mile record lowering Trason’s 13:47:41 to 13:45:49 at Deserts Solstice Invitational and Caroline Boller lowered the USA …

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  In 2017 I am pleased to say that I will be writing regularly for I RUN 4 ULTRA with two or three submissions per month. My first article was about: PETE KOSTELNICK – RUNNING ACROSS THE USA read the article …

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