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“It’s Not About Taking The Easy Road”: The Essence Of UltraRunning

by Dr. Duncan Simpson, Barry University As a runner and a professor of sport, exercise and performance psychology, I am fascinated by individuals who push their physical, psychological and spiritual boundaries. This led me to the sport of ultrarunning, which has come a long way, from a novel fringe sport to a highly competitive global

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One Day report

by Dylan Armajani For 24 Hours starting November 8th NJ Trail Series moved onto the pavement of the Sussex County Fairgrounds. The certified 1 mile flat loop has always brought out competition and runners looking to set PR’s.  This year was no exception… well there was one exception.  Everybody in the 24 hour division got

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Records Fall At Icarus Florida UltraFest

by Andrei Nana It’s rare that everything comes together at an inaugural race. Yet when Andrei and Claire Nana — both accomplished ultra-runners — conceived of the first six day race in Florida, they had nothing less than an “international quality event” in mind. Beginning with organizing the competition on a USATF and IAAF certified

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Running the Foothills Trail

By Charles Raffensperger On November 1, 2014, at precisely 2:55 p.m., after having run, hiked (and sometimes crawled) continuously for close to 31 hours, I added my name to the list of finishers of a Foothills Trail ultra-run. After four previous failed attempts over the last four years I had given it another shot and

50-mile winner Zach Boleyn, photo by Mile 90 Photography

Bison 50

by Cameron Aly The 3rd Annual Bison 50 showed off 50 miles of Kansas’ beautiful countryside to hundreds of runners on a mild October day. The race featured a variety of athletes, from those tackling the whole 50 miles solo, to those participating with a team of ten friends. Despite the plentiful aid stations and

Prairie Sprit Fall Classic

by Matthew Perkins The man’s hands tremble slightly upon his face, as he bows his body with arms on knees. There is no crying, no grimace of pain. Those have been shed over the long miles he has traveled. Sweat and salt-stained skin are his reward. And as he steadies himself upright, the last remnants