By Ben Holmes, RD “We have a burro on retainer.” I’ve never had a reason to say that, until now. For the second year in a row, Coco Tieghi and I had the privilege of race directing the 2nd annual Run D’Haiti Trail Run, for the Global Orphan Project, in Croix Des Bouquets, Haiti. I
By Matt Halk, RD “The 50 miles that I ran at the St. Croix Scenic 50 are as challenging as any of the 50 miles at Badwater! The St. Croix Scenic 50 should be on every ultra-runner’s list. It kicked my ass!” These words from Frank McKinney, eight time competitor at the Badwater 135-mile Ultramarathon, the
The Miwok 100K is a longstanding ultrarunning classic for good reason. It draws a big field (450 entrants) and it’s competitive (past winners include Scott Jurek, Nikki Kimball, Hal Koerner, Anton Kupicka, Dave Mackey, Kami Semick, and Ann Trason). It’s also challenging with 12,000 feet of elevation change packed into its 61 miles and unpredictable weather.
Winning an ultramarathon these days is a pretty colossal achievement, one that most of us can only dream about – what with the growth of the sport, the emergence of younger faster runners and the sheer number of tough, experienced and gritty competitors in ultrarunning. Quite simply one has to have a AAA race and
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.
One way or another, we all face the need to reconcile our running passion with what is going on in the rest of our lives. We have to find a lifestyle that equitably balances running goals with obligations to friends, family, work, and other interests. There’s no escaping the fact that ultrarunning requires a significant