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09-Aug-18

Sweden’s oldest ultra, the GAX 100

By Ulf Tjärnström

In the middle of the hottest summer in 262 years, 63 men and women decided to go for a run. A run of e100 miles. Even though most people think it is a crazy idea, ultra runners are not like most people. So off they went.

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06-Apr-18

Marathon des Sables 2018 Preview

By Alice Morrison

It’s that time of year again when social media suddenly becomes flooded with shots of golden sand and blue skies, shortly followed by bloody feet and yellow blisters filled with pus. Yes, it is the Marathon des Sables (MDS).

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20-Feb-18

Tom Evans wins The Coastal Challenge 2018

It was by all accounts a doozy of a race. This year’s Coastal Challenge across Costa Rica provided some great running for the old hands and first timers alike.

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23-Jan-18

MONTANE® Spine® Race Results

Waist-deep snow drifts, 50mph-plus winds, sleeting, torrential rain and freezing winds lay ahead for the 118 competitors who stood on the start line of this year’s MONTANE® Spine® Race… and that was just the weather challenges!

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19-Dec-17

Review of the Running Year 2017

It is that time of year again when we look back fondly at the year that has gone by and start to think of the year ahead. 2017 has been a big year in ultra running. There have been world firsts, heroic failures, magnificent successes and all the drama and excitement of a year on the trails. Here are some of the best bits.

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15-Nov-17

The 2017 Everest Trail Race is over

What a race! Every year, those of us who are not in the Himalayas look on enviously as the pictures of this magnificent event come through. Breath-taking in every way, the Everest Trail Race has 25 km of cumulative ascent over its six-day course, yes, you read that right, 25,000 metres of climbing.

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10-Aug-17

Amazing Stories To Inspire Your Ultra Running

The adrenaline and camaraderie of the start line of a race are a very special buzz – one that all ultra runners know and love. But what do you do when that begins to fade? Or you decide that being in the throng is not for you and you want to be out there alone in the great wilderness? You plan, train for and set out on a big adventure all on your tod, of course... But running alone takes additional motivation, so here are 3 of our favourite ultra stories to ignite your ultra ambitions...

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12-Jul-17

Beware! Ibuprofen link to kidney injury in ultra runners

Many of us use ibuprofen during or after races to help with swelling and pain – I like to call it chemical stretching – but a new study by the Stanford University School of Medicine has found that those who take the painkiller while running very long distances double their risk of acute kidney injury.

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22-Jun-17

What running shoes did Kilian Jornet use for Everest

After Kilian Jornet’s staggering two-summits-of-Everest-in-a-week triumph, details are starting to emerge of how he attacked it and what kit he used. For every runner, shoes are THE vital kit component, imagine how high the stakes are if you are running up and down the world’s biggest mountain?

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31-May-17

Superhuman Kilian Jornet summits Everest twice in one week

We all watched, humbled and astounded, as Kilian Jornet reached the highest point on earth, at a run with no oxygen. The greatest ultra runner on the planet had conquered the greatest mountain on the planet. What an achievement! Then, he did it again.

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