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18-Oct-17

The 5 toughest stage races

I thought choosing the  toughest single-stage ultras was hard, but it turns out that selecting the toughest stage races is even more difficult. Not as difficult as running them, obviously! The problem is trying to compare them: mountains v jungle, desert v glaciers.

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04-Oct-17

Three ultra runners to follow

We spend a lot of time on the RunUltra team on race reviews and following the big races live, either in person or on the tracker. We are also always out there chatting on Twitter and finding out who is up to what. As a result, we thought it would be interesting to do a regular roundup of who is up and who is coming in the ultra world.

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06-Jul-17

Damian Hall on Multi-Day Racing

10 Questions / 3 World class runners. The heads-up on multi-day ultra running from the best in the business. Three amazing runners sprinkle some of their pixie dust on some insightful questions. First on the start line is Damian Hall: Sarah Lavender Smith and Robbie Britton still to come.

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11-May-17

7 videos and articles on hot and cold ultra running destinations, cake frosting and a bit of Greek history

Back by popular demand, our latest selection of videos and ultra running articles from the web, for rookies and experts alike. This week we have videos on two completely different running adventures, the hilly heat of a Spanish island and the cold snow flats of northern Norway and the unique personality of US ultra runner Claire Gallagher.

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09-May-17

Running with terminal cancer: Q&A with the inspirational Kevin Webber

Kevin Webber has just come back from the desert having completed his second Marathon des Sables. He has the usual tales of surviving the terrible heat, the endless dunes and the leg-burning jebels. But his story has a difference, because Kevin has terminal cancer.

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25-Apr-17

Top 10 most read newsletter articles

At RunUltra we know you like your top ten lists as much as anyone, so we thought we’d let you know which are the most read articles by you, our faithful newsletter recipients. If you’ve missed any of these, here’s a chance to catch up.

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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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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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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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14-Mar-17

7 videos on Sisu, Iran, effective practice, film trailers and Hawaii

At RunUltra we celebrate male and female ultra runners from around the world. This week on the tail of last week’s International Women’s Day, we bring you the feats of some extraordinary women ultra runners from New Zealand, Sweden and the US. Also some running practice tips and the story of HURT in the Aloha State. Last but not least we tracked down runner Gwen Dellar to tell us about being lost and alone in the desert – it is a cautionary tale.

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