Cape Town to Host Major Ultra-Trail Race

Cape Town, 13 June 2014: France has the Ultra-Trail Mont Blanc and Japan the Ultra-Trail Mount Fuji. Now South Africa has an event to match. Entries open today for the inaugural Ultra-Trail Cape Town, which at 100km with 4200m elevation gain and a cut-off time of 15 hours will be the most demanding race to

International 100+ Ultrarunning Foundation Introduces Florida’s First Six Day Race

When Andrei Nana completed his first 100 mile race, the Ancient Oaks in Titusville, Florida on December 3, 2011, he knew that this race was just the beginning. While many first time 100 mile finishers swear “never again”, for Nana, the sentiment may have been something more like “not good enough.” To be sure, since

Western States 100 Features Deep Elite Field, Triumphant Return From ‘American Fire’

The 41st running of the world’s oldest and most prestigious 100-mile trail race, the Western States 100-Mile Endurance, promises to be one of the most memorable in the event’s long and venerable history. More than 360 runners, from throughout the United States as well as 25 countries, will toe the starting line in Squaw Valley,

Inov-8 Launches First-Ever Ultra Shoe

Press Release issued by inov-8 inov-8 is set to deliver the ultimate in comfort and grip for off-road ultra distance athletes with the launch of the ISPO award-winning Race Ultra 290 shoe. New for this summer and weighing in at just 290g, inov-8’s first-ever ultra shoe oozes innovation and meets the needs of this rapidly

2014 Comrades Replay

Spectacular come-from-behind win by Ellie Greenwood

Spectacular come-from-behind win by Ellie Greenwood of North Vancouver, BC at the Comrades Marathon! She was more than 6 minutes behind 8-time champ Elena Nurgalieva with 18km to go, and won by 5 minutes in 6:18:14. The men’s race was won by South African Bongmusa Mthembu in 5:28:34. Top American finisher was Michael Wardian of