by Cheryl Yanek Years ago, I was at a fatass 50k when ultra newbie said, “I’m not telling people I ran a fatass. I don’t like the name.” I probably responded with smacking my posterior, as I’m a big fan of the concept, and the word. Fatasses are fun. T
At this time of year, the primary difference between a freezing, miserable winter run and a comfortable, invigorating winter run is the type of apparel you wear along the way. Check out some of the best winter running base layers, jackets, gloves and beanies.
The Black Canyon 100K trail is the newest addition to the Montrail Ultra Cup series and takes place on the world class Black Canyon Trail near Phoenix, AZ. Featuring incredible single track trails on an old stagecoach route, this net downhill course will automatically qualify the top two placed male and female runners for Western States.
Around the end of the year we all look forward to a little downtime from running. Then after about five minutes, we get itchy feet and want to get right back at it. This is the time, sometimes even during holiday gatherings, that other family members h
It’s the time of year for making resolutions and setting big goals, an especially important time for ultrarunners. When we share our goals with others sometimes it makes them ‘more real’ and helps generate support (pressure?) for us on our quests. So h
Q: First of all congratulations on consecutive UROY awards– how does 2014 compare to 2013? It’s a huge honor for me to be voted Ultra Runner of the Year. It was a year full of amazing performances by so many great runners and individuals, to be honore
Q: First of all congratulations on your third UROY in four years– how does 2014 compare to 2011 and 2012? Winning UROY in 2014 is different because I have raced and won less ultras than I did in 2012 and I know that there are many other women out the
Ellie Greenwood photo courtesy Comrades Marathon Ellie Greenwood Ellie Greenwood is the female Ultra Runner of the Year. It’s the third time she has won the award in the past four years. After missing most of 2013 with injuries, she rebounded in the sp
Max King photo courtesy irunfar.com Max King Max King checks in at number 2 in our Ultra Runner of the Year balloting. King won the World 100K Championships in Qatar in November, setting a new American Record of 6:27:43, and leading the US men’s team t
Stephanie Howe photo by Matt Trappe Stephanie Howe Western States champion Stephanie Howe checks in at number three. 2014 was a banner year for the Bend, Oregon runner as she won Western States, completed her PhD in Exercise Physiology, and got married
Dylan Bowman photo courtesy The North Face Dylan Bowman Dylan Bowman is the fourth ranked runner for 2014. Bowman started the year off with a win at the Sean O’Brien 50 and finished a strong third at Western States. The Mill Valley, California based at