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31-Mar-15

He must be 'crackers! - Part Two

In part one if this article Ian Corless talked to James about his journey from rowing to Olympic Champion to South Pole adventurer and how he ended up competing in the MDS. In part two we feature his experiences in the Marathon des Sables in 2010 and his tips for those taking part in April 2015 or planning to take part in the race in future years. James also shares his plans for 2015: in June will be taking part in the South African Richtersveld Wildrun and in July he returns to Death Valley for the Badwater 135.

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31-Mar-15

He must be 'crackers'! - Part One

“It will be nice to go back to Death Valley and put some demons to rest… I need to square the circle and move on. I don’t want my life to be defined by winning two gold medals. I don’t want my life to be defined by being the guy who got hit on the head by a truck!  I refuse, I will choose my path and I will not be pigeon holded. I will create my path.” – James Cracknell

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19-Mar-15

Jez and the Dragon

Jez Bragg is one of the UK’ s most respected ultra runners. A long time member of The North Face team, he shot to ultra fame in 2010 when he won the ‘re-started’ UTMB, the iconic 100-mile circular mountain route that starts and finishes in Chamonix.

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09-Mar-15

Interview with Gavan Hennigan

Gavan Hennigan is a true man of the outdoors. Work and play sees him immersed, often quite literally, in hostile environments where he switches between Saturation Diving and pursuing adventure. We came across him after hearing of his latest challenge: in March 2015 he will take part in a 566km winter ultra marathon held in the Canadian Arctic, the 6633 Ultra.

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02-Mar-15

An interview with Marshall Ulrich

Marshall Ulrich has run more than 120 ultra marathons averaging over 125 miles each. He has completed 12 expedition-length adventure races, and climbed the ‘Seven Summits’ all on his first attempts. Is he, ‘the ultimate endurance athlete?’

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21-Jan-15

Interview with Andrew Murray

Andrew Murray is both an ultra-runner, and a sports and exercise medicine doctor working with the SportScotland Institute of Sport, and the Scottish Running Clinic. On Feb 1st, with fellow international runner Donnie Campbell, they will attempt to be the first to traverse 550 km of the Namib Desert on foot, running through the uninhabited desert that boasts the highest dunes, and the driest climate on earth.

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11-Nov-14

Darkness to light

Water splashed over the large brimmed hat. Gilles poured and poured on Didier’s head to help reduce his temperature. Droplets floated in the air like stars in space and as they made contact they exploded with dramatic effect. Dry and crusty salt on cheeks and lips disappeared with the release of the water but moments later re-appeared as the searing 50+ degree temperatures evaporated the water that continued to pour.

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08-Oct-14

A run in the park

The human body is an amazing thing! So amazing that we can ask it to do incredible things… we can cycle, swim, jump, fly (with help) and we can do the thing that arguably is the most natural; run!

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21-Jul-14

Interview with Dave Hall

Dave Hall is the man behind Man in A Shack Endurance Challenge, a very special running event set up to raise awareness of the plight of families in the slums of Africa.

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