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07-Oct-20

Volunteers: The Heroes of Ultra running

By Sarah Cooke

 

We take a look at the unsung heroes of ultra running; the volunteers, crew and pacers without whose help races simply wouldn't happen.

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13-Aug-18

Crewing Badwater

By Susie Chan

Badwater 135 is known as one of the toughest races in the world for a reason. The race route goes from the lowest point in continental US to the highest you can go without a climbing license. Susie Chan tells us what it is like to crew one of the world’s toughest races.

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10-Jul-18

5 rules of Crewing

By Susie Chan

Many ultramarathons allow crews and in the US it is very much encouraged. Crewing can mean either running alongside the racer or being a mobile aid station.

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19-Sep-17

Crewing the CCC

The Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc is the biggest mountain race of the year and attracts the best ultra runners in the world. UTMB is a week-long festival of ultra running that includes different events. James Eacott describes his experience crewing for one of them, the CCC (Courmayeur-Champex-Chamonix) for ultra runner, Kerry Sutton.

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