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Parc national des Calanques

Mountains rising above Sormiou

If you were to visit or see pictures of the area slightly south and east of Marseille, France, which is now known as Parc national des Calanques, or Calanques National Park, you would very probably be more than a bit surprised to learn that the magnifi

April 2015

  • Altitude and Your Nutrition by Sarah Koszyk
  • Ideal Weight for Distance Running by Ann Trason
  • Seeking Adventure by Ian Sharman
  • Whiners and Winners by Errol “Rocket” Jones
  • The Heat is On by Dean Karnazes
  • Ultra Aggression by Joe Uhan
  • Ace Your Aid Stations by Gary Dudney
  • Take a Hike by Gary Cantrell


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Addison Hendricks poses with the American flag after breaking the 48-hour American Junior Record. Hendricks stopped running in the race's 38th hour, after logging 130.27 miles. Photo: Miller Mott

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The author enjoying the Calanques. Marseille, France.

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