Vaught is cheered on by her friend Jeff Fisher and paced by Denise Bourassa.

Quick & Dirty: Joelle Vaught

Quick & Dirty: You had a good battle with a resurgent Michele Yates at last weekend’s Gorge Waterfalls 100, finishing second in 11:10:56 to Yates’s 11:03:05. How did the race progress for you? Were you satisfied with the performance? Joelle Vaught: I am very happy with the performance because quite honestly I had no expectations for


An Interview with Frank Bozanich (1981)

Frank Bozanich. No other name in modern American ultradistance running conjures up such a perception of perseverance and toughness. At 36, the former Marine Captain and Viet Nam veteran continues to demonstrate his prodigious talent at these grueling distances.

Addison Hendricks poses with the American flag after breaking the 48-hour American Junior Record. Hendricks stopped running in the race's 38th hour, after logging 130.27 miles. Photo: Miller Mott

Quick & Dirty: Addison Hendricks, 48-Hour American Junior Record Holder

On January 3-5, at the inaugural Wildcat 100 Ultra Race in Pensacola, FL, Addison Hendricks, a 16-year-old high school sophomore, broke the 48-hour American Junior Record (age 19 and under). Hendricks ran 130.27 miles (209.649 kilometers) in just 37 hours, 37 minutes, and 59 seconds.


Elisa Forti: Eighty Years Young

At 80 years of age, Elisa crossed the finish line of ‘El Cruce’earlier this month. She had run for three days, crossing from Argentina to Chile, through the Andes mountains.

Ryan Smith cruises during the Zane Grey 50 Mile. Photo: Megan Powers Galope

Quick & Dirty: Interview with SOB Winner, Ryan Smith

Matt talks with the 2015 SOB 100k winner, Ryan Smith. Ryan discusses how the race went, what his plans are for the rest of the year and a group he and his wife created; Rocky Mountain Runners.

Clausen with The North Face teammate Rory Bosio. Photo: Hillary Guelfi

Quick & Dirty: Kelsie Clausen and Jared Hazen

The Quick & Dirty is a new column on by Matt Flaherty. The column will report on breakout performances, top age group performances, new talent on the trails, and other compelling stories from ultrarunners around North America.