The Elite Runner-Volunteer: Striking a Balance By Giving Back

The following is an addendum to Joe Uhan’s April column, “Volunteerism & Running Longevity” Locally, Craig Thornley was the first runner I knew to model this athlete/activist balance. Thornley co-founded Waldo 100K in 2001, while he was at the height of his competitiveness. That he notched eight Western States silver buckles and two top-ten finishes

Finkbeiner running his 30th Leadville (Photo Scott Laudick)

A Conversation With 30-Time Leadville 100 Finisher, Bill Finkbeiner

With his 28-hour finish at last year’s Leadville 100, Bill Finkbeiner has now completed the race 30 consecutive years, beginning in 1984. We were lucky enough to corral this 100-mile legend and ask him a few questions, and he shares insights that all active and aspiring 100-milers can learn from.

Q&A with Grand Slammers, Ian Sharman and Nick Clark

Joe Uhan sat down with grand slammers Ian Sharman and Nick Clark to discuss their goals going into 2013, the competition between each other and how they feel the sport is growing.

Bernd Heinrich: Master of Peaking

by Mark Dorion Though we both lived in northern New England in the early to mid-1980s, I only got to meet and run with Dr. Bernd Heinrich on one occasion: The 1984 Lake Waramaug 50 Mile and 100 Km. I remember standing next to him, stretching, in the state park restrooms near the start. We

Ted Corbitt: An Ultrarunning Pioneer

An interview conducted with the legendary Ted Corbitt in 1988. by Trishul Cherns On July 10, 1988, I had the great privilege and joy of interviewing 68-year-old Ted Corbitt, whose distance running career is legendary, inspiring, and pioneering. In 1952, early in his marathon career, Corbitt made the U.S. Olympic team, and he ran the

Pam Smith with Timothy Olson (photo irunfar)

Interview with 2013 Western States Champion Pam Smith

UltraRunning Interview: 2013 Western States Champion Pam Smith Western States Champion Pam Smith had a race for the ages on one of the hottest and most challenging days in the 40 year history of the oldest and most prestigious 100 mile race in the world. Not surprisingly she is a woman with unique character and