The Sweet Smell Of Ignorance

Pennie McLaughlin tells a story about encountering a mountain lion on a trail not too long ago.

Photo by Miroslaw Rodriguez

Running In, And For, Patagonia

by Nick Barraza

This year’s Patagonian International Ultra-Marathon was nothing short of magical. Combining the natural elegance and wonder of Torres del Paine in Chilean Patagonia with eco-conservation initiatives in the area, the event attracted over 740 runners

A Wild and Wet Cavalls del Vent

story and photos by Ian Corless It always amazes me how a small town can be transformed into a bustling and thriving race headquarters in the space of 24 hours. I had arrived at Baga in the Spanish Pyrenees a couple of days ahead of the ultra Skyrunning Cavalls del Vent. A race billed as

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