How Western States Was Won

A first-person account of Jim King’s course record run (before they changed the course) in the Western States in 1984.


In the Beginning: Native Americans

by Andy Milroy North America has a long, rich history in ultrarunning, one that stretches back thousands of years. For much of that time, walking and running were the only means of travel and communication to bridge the huge, open spaces of the American continent. The migration route to the Americas was through the steppes


Patagonia: A Trail Runner’s Heaven

by Paul Norberg   If there were a trail runner’s heaven, at least some of it would be in Patagonia. It is a place of tortuous trails threading thick forested slopes; of wide open alpine meadows ablaze in scarlet flowering notro bushes; of pristine lakes and immense glaciers; and of very few people. Recently, a


Ultrarunning in Hawaii – Part I – A History

by P.J. Salmonsen Hawaii’s ultra history dates back to about the early 1970s. Some of the key figures in those early days included Bill Carrol, one of the founders of the Run to the Sun, and Paul Ryan, who set a national 100-mile record. He and Noel Murchie (Hawaii’s female mentor in ultrarunning) were the


Ultrarunning in Hawaii – Part II – In a World of H.U.R.T.

by Luis James Escobar A short drive away from the friendly shops, warm hotels and outdoor restaurants of Waikiki Beach lies the Division of Forestry’s Nature Center, high in the Makiki Heights region on the Hawaiian Island of Oahu. The Nature Center is now the home base for the H.U.R.T. (Hawaiian Ultra Running Team) Trail


Ultrarunning in Hawaii – Part III – The Kalalau Trail

Ho`i a Na Pali ao Kalalau by akabill “Brutally beautiful”, “devilishly (spectacularly) difficult” is the trail from He`e Beach to the waterfall at Kalalau Valley on the island of Kauai in the Hawaiian Islands. The 11.5 miles in and 11.5 miles out are the twenty-three miles of trail you have been preparing your whole life