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21-Feb-17

Elite all-women international team to take on Marathon des Sables

“Team X-Bionic” was a dream of Team Captain, Jenny Davis. An international team of elite women to run the Marathon des Sables together. She wanted a mix of British and Moroccan runners and has found them. They will be challenging for a place on the podium in April.

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20-Feb-17

Mount Baker is back

1913 was the last time that runners took on the challenge to race from the Washington coast to the summit of Mount Baker at 3286 metres. Now it is set to make a comeback, albeit along a slightly different route.

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14-Feb-17

Brit takes Thai Crown

Trail and ultra racing is a growing sport worldwide and the recent turn out for The North Face 100® Thailand race underlines the sport’s growth in Asia.

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26-Jan-17

You can build up a “sleep bank”

A new study published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine has shown that if you sleep for extra hours before taking on a challenge that does not let you sleep your performance will be improved.

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26-Jan-17

SALOMON opens 2017 Ultra Running Academies for applications

Salomon, purveyor of kit to many of us, are moving further into the ultra running market by opening up ultra running academies on three continents: North America / Europe / Asia-Oceania. Eight women and eight men will be selected for each one to spend a week of training with top class runners and working with Salomon product developers.

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20-Jan-17

The Spine

The MONTANE® Spine® Race 2017 gave us another epic edition of this 268-mile non-stop monster which follows the entire Pennine Way.

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18-Jan-17

The winners of our 2017 RunUltra Suunto Blogger Awards

Thank you to all of you who took part in the voting for the 2017 Blogger Awards. Ultra running has really grown over the years and as testament to this we had a total of 108 bloggers from around the world who took part in our contest.

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16-Jan-17

Vibram Hong Kong 100 winners

Chinese athlete Yun Yanqiao won the Vibram Hong Kong 100 in 9h 34m. He crossed the finish line two minutes short of the record set by Frenchman François d’Haene in 2016.

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16-Jan-17

All Women’s Ultra Marathon back on

It calls itself the only all women’s ultra marathon in the world and organisers have announced that it is back this year and will be run on March 11th in Cebu in the Philippines.

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04-Jan-17

Taking on the Drakensberg

A new race is on the calendar for 2017 to take place in the Drakensberg mountains of South Africa. The inaugural Ultra Trail Drakensberg is a 100km trail running challenge that will form part of a festival of trail running in the Southern Drakensberg on 29 April 2017.

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