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Seventeen Crazy Hours In the Arkansas Mountains

by Zach Freeman “Welcome to the dark side of the running world!” my uncle Jay said to me. He was only partly joking, because I did indulge in what many (including those involved) would consider the “dark side of the running world,” running 48 miles of the Arkansas Traveller 100 in the Ouachita National Forest

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Racing Astride the San Andreas Fault

by Peter Hargreaves, RD Saturday, September 27th saw the inaugural Stevens Creek Striders 50k, 30k and Half Marathon in the Los Altos Hills, CA. Since 2002, the 50k race has run under the banner “Steve Patt’s Birthday Run” or “Stevens Creek 50k.” But this year Steve handed off the race to his Cupertino, CA based trail

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The Emerging Science on Fat Adaptation

By Peter Defty, President VESPA Like the Bob Dylan song, there is a “change is coming on” in sports physiology and it is the ultrarunning community showing the way. A small but growing group of ultrarunners have been actively pursuing the fat-adapted approach with success, including some of the elite athletes, most notably Zach Bitter,

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UltraRunning’s Gift Guide – Our Favorite Things

If you’re looking for an ideal cross section of ultrarunners, we humbly propose that you can’t do any better than the collective staff at UltraRunning magazine. Our coterie of writers, photographers, editors and staffers represent the full spectrum of our sport: from Grand Slam winners and 14-time Western States champions (OK, there’s only one of

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Western States Memorial Weekend Training Runs: So Worth It!

The lottery for the 2015 running of the Western States 100 Mile, the granddaddy of this country’s 100-mile trail runs, will be held this month (12/6), but as most entrants in the lottery know, the chances of getting selected if you have just one ticket in the drawing is less than one in 10. Whether

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A Hot Hundred Kay at Cuyamaca

The third annual Cuyamaca 100K launched from San Diego’s Cuyamaca Rancho State Park on October 4th this year with the largest field of starters to date. One hundred and eighty-two runners toed the line this year, having travelled from as far away as Poland and Japan.