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21-Apr-17

Tom Evans Q&A

Tom Evans leapt into the annals of history with his epic third place in the Marathon des Sables. He seemed to come from nowhere to overtake the pack and get himself on that podium. The long day – over 80 kilometres – saw him put in a stunning performance to come in second after the champion, Rachid El Morabity. Here, he talks to Luke Jarmey about his background, the desert and that brilliant run.

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19-Apr-17

7 videos and articles on trail running, perseverance, motivation, heartbreak and vegan food

We know you enjoy our selection of articles and watch our videos, so this week we’ve made a combo of things to read and watch.

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18-Apr-17

The Marathon des Sables 2017 Race Report

The 32nd edition of the Marathon des Sables (MDS) produced a score of heroic tales. Every person who takes on this race is a champion, everyone who finishes it knows the satisfaction of achieving the often impossible. It is a challenge which will find your weak points and show you to yourself. Six stages of self-sufficient running across the great and forbidding Sahara desert.

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18-Apr-17

The Ultra Trail Stara Planina

The Ultra Trail Stara Planina is known as one of the most beautiful and wildest races of south-eastern Europe.

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13-Apr-17

Training to win: how to take on your first ultra with high ambitions

Much like Christian Servini said in his recent post, I needed a new challenge. After eight successful (and one less successful) marathons it was time to move on.

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12-Apr-17

Exclusive interview with Dean Leslie of Salomon Running TV – Part 1

Dean Leslie shares the full story on how he got into making running films after filming surfers in his home country of South Africa. And what a pleasure it was to meet him and to find out more about his life working as a film maker with Salomon Running TV.

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11-Apr-17

20 Things You Need To Know to transition from marathon to ultra

In 2017 it would appear that in many quarters having weekend bragging rights at the water cooler on a Monday morning ‘cos you did a marathon just doesn’t have the shine it once did. 26.2 miles? Pah! People do that dressed in all sorts of silly costumes these days – so clearly it ain’t hard enough anymore.

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05-Apr-17

Running my first ultra

A couple of years ago I was getting a bit fed up running my usual route along the same old roads. It was pretty dull and I needed a new challenge. On a whim, I bought myself a fancy pair of trail running trainers and decided from then on, I was gonna be off-roading it. What a difference a bit of mud and jeopardy makes.

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28-Mar-17

All you will ever need to know to run the MDS

It is one of the iconic ultras on the racing calendar, the Marathon des Sables, a 250km self-sufficient stage race across the desert. From that first decision to sign up, through the agony of training and preparing, right up to just before the race itself when you are panicking about what to pack, and how to get your head in the right space, we have the answers.

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21-Mar-17

Measuring self belief. Endurance sports online survey results.

When taking part in sport, or indeed any aspect of life, most people will stress how important it is to have self-belief. What this belief refers to is a psychological construct known as ‘self-efficacy’, which is an individual’s belief in their own ability to do a certain task or perform a certain skill.

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