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Manitou’s Revenge

Race Report from Ashley Lister I was really excited for Manitou’s Revenge this year! I loved the race last year, and just love the Catskills in general. Plus, so many friends were also running the race! Going into this race, I knew I wasn’t in as good shape as last year, especially for mountain climbing,

2014 Western States 100 Report by Ken Neely

by Ken Neely Running on the track at Placer High School, hearing “Tropical” John Medinger call out the names of me, my crew, and pacers, I breathed a sigh of relief. Sort of. I hadn’t been able to draw a full breath for 30 miles. I crossed the finish line, unable to stop my legs

International Ultrarunners Without a World Championship Race For The Second Time This Year

by Icarus Florida UltraFest “It is with great regret that the IAU must announce the cancellation of the 2014 24 Hour IAU World Championships. Unfortunately, for reasons beyond our control, the host organizers indicated that it would not be possible to continue with the event in 2014,” read the 7/22/2014 post on the International Associations of

On Not Finishing

I’m not going to give my story or my excuses, or place blame or defend myself. I didn’t finish. Those are the only words it needs. I didn’t finish, and I went home crying in the middle of the night, showered crying in the middle of the night and fell asleep crying and cramping in the middle of the night. When I woke up, I told my family and apologized. I was embarrassed and ashamed and exhausted, physically and emotionally.

BPAC 6 Hour Race Report

by Carl Pegels, Race Director Emeritus Ultrarunning is still alive in the Western New York area. This year’s 6-hour race is in its 35th year. The first ultra race in Buffalo was a 50-mile race in 1980, which has since changed to the 6-hour format. The current race director, Sue Devlin has been doing an

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How To Increase Your Walking Efficiency

Mention race walking to a runner or ultramarathoner and they usually have one of two reactions: they laugh and mock the hip-wiggling, much-maligned Olympic event, or they speak of it with respect either from trying it themselves or because they were passed late in a race by a steady-paced heel-to-toer.