Reviews

Photo: Josh Sprague

Hydration Gear Review – Part 1: Handheld And Waist-Mounted Systems

Over the past several years, innovations in hydration science have evolved at a somewhat steady rate; it seems like every summer there are advanced formulations, newly discovered ingredients, or enhanced electrolyte blends that promise to improve our performance. For the containers that hold those drinks, however, it was a different story.

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Unbreakable: The Western States 100

Unbreakable: The Western States 100, a film released in December by JourneyFilm, tells the story of the 2010 Western States, which featured a highly anticipated battle between four of the best ultrarunners in the world. The main characters are Kilian Jornet, of Spain, who had never been beaten in an ultra, Anton Krupicka, of Colorado,

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Running Through My Mind: Confessions of an Every Day Runner

reviewed by Tom Adair I was beginning to lose my enthusiasm for running earlier this year: I fell and suffered an injury in Antarctica and my aggressive racing schedule was put on hiatus until the injury healed. I’ll be the first to admit I wasn’t my usual self when I laced up my running shoes

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Racing the Antelope

Review by Don Allison Those with a knowledge and appreciation of ultrarunning history are most likely aware of Bernd Heinrich’s historic race in The Chicago AMJA 100 Km on October 4, 1981. As a relative unknown at the age of 41, Heinrich blitzed the course and a world-class field to win the race in a

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Fixing Your Feet

reviewed by Hollis Lenderking John Vonhof is a veteran ultrarunner and the founding race director of the Ohlone Wilderness 50 Km Trail Run, now ten years strong and one of the toughest (and most gorgeous) 50 kms there is. It’s a point-to-point course over remote, mountainous wilderness terrain—just the kind of layout that taxes an

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Extreme Running

reviewed by Peter Bakwin Extreme Running by Kym McConnell and Dave Horsley (Pavilion, 2007, $26.60 at Amazon) is probably the first coffee-table book specifically for ultrarunners. It is a beautiful book, with every page loaded with stunning photographs that will make the avid or aspiring adventure runner lust for more vacation time and travel funds.