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Over the past several years, innovations in hydration science have evolved at a somewhat steady rate; it seems like every summer there are advanced formulations, newly discovered ingredients, or enhanced electrolyte blends that promise to improve our performance. For the containers that hold those drinks, however, it was a different story.
Traveling overseas as an “elite athlete” comes with romantic aire of catered this, escorted that. A plane ticket arrives in your email inbox with an itinerary you may have had some input on. This particular trip, I was thankful to see the direct flights, minimal connections each way and with a carrier I fly frequently.
The LOST118 has been run atop the Herbert Hoover Dike, around Lake Okeechobee, for the past eight years. The Dike was built by the Army Corps of Engineers to protect the surrounding areas from flooding after the hurricanes of 1926 and 1928 killed thousands.
By Ben Holmes, RD “We have a burro on retainer.” I’ve never had a reason to say that, until now. For the second year in a row, Coco Tieghi and I had the privilege of race directing the 2nd annual Run D’Haiti Trail Run, for the Global Orphan Project, in Croix Des Bouquets, Haiti. I
This article originally ran in the March 2013 issue of UltraRunning Magazine By Dr. Marty Hoffman Running ultramarathons is generally safe and offers up plenty of physical and mental challenges, but the physical demands can possibly have adverse health consequences. One of the potentially serious medical issues we face as ultramarathon runners is exercise-associated hyponatremia,
By Matt Halk, RD “The 50 miles that I ran at the St. Croix Scenic 50 are as challenging as any of the 50 miles at Badwater! The St. Croix Scenic 50 should be on every ultra-runner’s list. It kicked my ass!” These words from Frank McKinney, eight time competitor at the Badwater 135-mile Ultramarathon, the