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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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16-May-18

Top Reviews April 2018

By Luke Jarmey

We’re pleased to announce our top reviews for April. So congratulations to Orange (our esteemed reviewer, not the fruit, or the phone company: ED) who will receive a pack of 33Shake Chia Energy Gels.

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24-Jan-18

Top Race Reviews of 2017

Race reviews are one of the most important aspects to RunUltra. Submitted by you, the community, they act as an incredibly valuable resource to prospective racers. Year on year we’re constantly astonished at the quality of reviews submitted.

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24-Oct-17

A chat with ultra runner Joe Grant - Tour de 14ers Colorado - Part 2

For anyone who's visited Colorado they'll know it has some pretty high, snowy mountains. But can you imagine setting off on your own self powered ultra adventure on your bike with a bit of kit to run up every mountain above 14,000 feet?

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17-Oct-17

The Legendary Lazarus Lake and the Barkley Marathons

The word “legend” gets tossed about quite freely in ultra running circles, with good cause, as the feats people undertake are often magnificent. Lazarus Lake is definitely in that pantheon. He is a true original, the man who created the toughest ultra in the world, The Barkley Marathons.

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11-Oct-17

Top Reviews September 2017

We’re pleased to announce our top reviews for September. So congratulations to Seth Grotzke (@scquest). Who will receive a pack of 33Shake Chia Energy Gels.

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23-Aug-17

The 7 toughest single-stage ultra races in the world

Before I commit my first word to paper, I am imagining the sighs, tuts and social media condemnation I am about to face for daring to choose the toughest single-stage ultras in the world. In truth, this is a very flexible list and I am hoping it will start a debate and I will be able to revise and increase it, as runners let me know why Tor des Geants is actually quite easy compared to …….

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22-Aug-17

A Chat with Mark Hammond: Western States 100 Podium, Mountain Adventures and Racing

Recently blitzing his way into a 3rd place in the mighty Western States 100, Mark Hammond is a name which we’re going to hear a lot more of going forward. Though a reasonably late starter to running, Mark comes from a strong ski touring and climbing background and has already notched up over a dozen wins. We had a chat to learn more about his background, his fantastic race at the Western States and his future plans.

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21-Jun-17

How to Judge Mid-Ultra Whether to Tough It Out or to Quit

This guest post comes from California-based coach, ultrarunner and blogger Sarah Lavender Smith, who recently published the book, The Trail Runner’s Companion: A Step-by-Step Guide to Trail Running and Racing, from 5Ks to Ultras. Sarah was voted RunUltra’s 2017 Overall Best Blogger for her blog, TheRunnersTrip.com.

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27-Apr-17

A Chat with Colin Jackson - World Records and Wings for Life

As one of Britain’s and for that matter the world’s, greatest ever athletes; Colin Jackson held the 110m hurdles world record for 13 years and still to this day, holds the world record for the 60m hurdles.

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