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Zach Bitter photo by Israel Archuletta

Bitter and Falbo named #8 2014 UltraRunners of the Year

Zach Bitter Zach Bitter comes in at number eight. The Wisconsin middle-school teacher posted the fastest 100-mile time of the year and was also consistently fast at the 100K distance, winning the Mad City 100K and placing sixth in the world championships. Heretofore a road racing specialist, Bitter also placed a solid sixth at the

Emily Harrison photo by John Medinger

Harrison and Swanson named #9 2014 UltraRunners of the Year

Emily Harrison Emily Harrison is our number nine ranked woman for 2014. The Virginia native, now living in Flagstaff, Arizona, had a stellar year capped by a win at the IAU World Championship 50K in Qatar. She also set course records at the Caumsett 50K (posting the second fastest 50K in U.S. history) and the

Alex Varner photo by Matt Trappe

Varner and Kimball named #10 2014 UltraRunners of the Year

We start our countdown with the tenth ranked runners for 2014. Alex Varner Alex Varner of Mill Valley, California checks in at our number 10 runner. Varner ran four races – all of them large, highly competitive events – and placed highly in all. Varner, who has an MBA from the University of North Carolina,

Registration Opens December 17th for the 5 events of the UTMB

The Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc® races take place along paths around Mont-Blanc which are sometimes no more than a simple trace. For reasons of security, respect of the environment and quality (respect for the runners themselves who do not want to find themselves in queues) it is necessary to limit the number of runners at the

Donna Hudson Inducted Into American Ultrarunning Hall Of Fame

In the late 1970’s the pioneering American trio of Sandy Kiddy, Marcy Schwam, and Sue Ellen Trapp dominated global women’s ultra distance racing, setting and re-setting all world records from 50km through 48 hours. The first non-American to rise to their level was Leslie Watson of Scotland, and she did it in grand fashion, winning

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UTMB and The North Face part ways

The Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc® and The North Face® agreed not to renew their partnership. The success of the 2014 edition concluded twelve years of a very positive cooperation for both organizations.“During 12 years of shared adventure, the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc® and The North Face® have woven together the necessary solid links to give the event