Patagonia today announced the breakthrough Merino Air Baselayer, a first-ever fusion of sustainably sourced wool and cutting-edge technology. Merino Air looks, feels and performs like nothing else on the market – it offers outstanding warmth, more breathability and better fit than conventional merino baselayers, while still maintaining the natural odor-fighting properties of wool. To create
On the Friday morning the day before the Western States Endurance Run 100 Mile, many non-racers—crew members, pacers, fans—gather for the Montrail 6K Uphill Challenge. This fun race has quickly become a part of the Western States culture, counting ultrarunning studs like Chris Vargo and Stephanie Howe among its past winners. It’s a low-key event,
One of the premier endurance events of 2015, the 45th Annual Ride & Tie World Championship, is to take place on part of the Pacific Crest Trail near the town of Ashland, Oregon. The race is set to stage at the Lily Glen Horse Camp which is owned and managed by Jackson County Parks (http://jacksoncountyor.org/parks/Camping/Howard-Prairie-Lake/Lily-Glen-Park).
On April 4, Dana & Sarah Films premiered their award winning documentary GOSHEN: Places of Refuge for the Running People. The powerful film is an entertaining and educational account of the plant-based diet and athletic endurance of the Tarahumara running tribe. The Tarahumara, a light-footed indigenous people who live in the remote depths of Mexico’s
The International Trail Running Association (ITRA) held its first-ever General Assembly on March 22 2015 in Paris. ITRA aims to be the international spokesperson for the sport of trail-running and expects to get the IAAF to recognize trail running as a separate discipline at its next meeting in August 2015.
Press release from IAU The IAU Athletes of the Year have been announced. It is with great pleasure we announce that Max King (USA) and Ellie Greenwood (GBR) have been voted as the IAU Athletes of the Year 2014. 2014’s short list was outstanding with several athletes accomplishing amazing performances throughout the course of the