Western States 100

June 6, 2014

In 1974, Gordy Ainsleigh ran alongside horses in the Western States Trail Ride. Finishing 23 hours and 42 minutes later, Gordy proved that a runner could travel the 100 miles in one day. The Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run – the granddaddy of them all – was born. Since then, during the last full weekend [...]

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2014 Montrail Ultra Cup Standings

June 4, 2014

  The Montrail Ultra Cup is heading towards another exciting finish at Western States on June 28, 2014. Thus far, the Women’s field appears to be a bit of a runaway, while it’s up for grabs for any of the Men! Montrail is proud to have helped 21 elites gain entrance to a coveted Western [...]

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Best 50…ever! …Still hurt.

May 13, 2014

I don’t really know where to start this one. I wish I could say that heading to Wisconsin was all in the plan and that everything was planned out so that I’d done everything right in training both physically and mentally to set myself up for the race I eventually had. Nope. Not true at [...]

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Ice Age Trail 50 Preview

May 8, 2014

By Ice Age Race Director Jeff Mallach The Ice Age Trail 50 has been held on the second Saturday in May every year since 1982, making it one of the longest running 50-mile races in the country. The event was founded by Badgerland Striders running club members Glenn Wargolet and ultrarunner Tom Ulik. At the [...]

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BMO Vancouver Marathon

May 8, 2014

By Ellie Greenwood BMO Vancouver marathon is an event of mixed experiences for me; 2008 – my first sub-3 (yay!), 2009 – my first DNF (boo!), 2012 – 2:42 for the win and a PB (yay!), 2013 – another DNF (boo!), and then this year – just a nice solid jaunt around the course with [...]

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Old Pueblo 50 Mile

May 1, 2014

By Sean Meissner When I moved to Arizona last August, I made a decision to try to run as many Arizona races as possible, as this is a state I hadn’t explored much. One of the races I definitely wanted to run was the Old Pueblo 50 mile in the Santa Rita Mountains near Sonoita. [...]

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Desafio Cumbres by Mountain Hardwear – Death Defying Edition

April 23, 2014

Let me paint a picture for you, it’s not much of a picture because it’s pitch dark outside but we’re headed down a steep dirt road in a stark landscape that could just as easily be Mars as it could a mountain peak high up in the Andes of Central Chile. I can see nothing [...]

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Lake Sonoma 50 Miler

April 11, 2014

By John Medinger Several years ago when Lisa and I moved from the Bay Area up to Sonoma County’s wine country, several of our running pals started pressing us to organize a local ultra. At this point I had previously been Race Director of the Miwok 100K, was still directing the Quad Dipsea, and had [...]

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Chuckanut 50k – Third Time is a Charm

March 18, 2014

This past weekend was the conclusion to three years of trying for a successful race at Chuckanut 50k. I don’t know what it was about this race but it’s been one that I know I’d never really run my best at but also one that I knew I could run a CR on as well. [...]

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Upping the Trail Challenge with OCR

February 24, 2014

This past weekend I flew to Southern CA for my first obstacle race of the year and ended up hanging out with a reality TV star and an Australian, a big bonus for the weekend if you’ve ever had the chance to hang with either one. So before you all start snickering that I did [...]

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