Champion ultrarunner rolls into 2023 with a new sponsor and new goals
COROS just launched the APEX 2 Pro Kilian Jornet Edition, and it comes with the chance to join a 12-week virtual training program with the GOAT himself
Bones are made of dynamic tissues that need stress, just not too much, says one of the world’s best ultrarunners
The Norda 001 G+ Spike tames impossible trails while keeping you dry and protected in winter weather
This runner has covered 32 miles every day for nearly three months. She’s not done.
Internationally acclaimed coach and author Brad Stulberg wants runners to love the process, seek community, laugh at themselves, and stay flexible
January marks the season when many professional runners announce sponsorship changes. Here’s why that’s important, and what it means for the future of running.
Running and composing music require a similar problem-solving area of the brain, so it might not be a coincidence that there’s crossover
As we say good-bye to 2022 and the amazing year of running highlights, it’s time to start thinking about all of the possibilities for 2023 and beyond.
Read the brightest highlights of the year in marathon running, trail running, triathlon, and the athletes that delivered the inspiration
In a park whose heart is a volcano, see ancient obsidian lava flows layered with red and orange cinder cones. Explore green gulches, bamboo forests, warm lagoons. Hike, run, bike, stargaze, soak up sunsets. Hey, you might even fly.
A head-to-head lab showdown finds that power and efficiency depend on your preferred running surface
The climbing great runs a few times a week to improve his endurance on the crag
As many trail-running events grow larger, more runners are gravitating toward smaller grassroots events with an intimate, personal feel
I tested apparel from fifteen brands in all kinds of conditions. Here are my eight favorite pieces for autumn trail runs.
These top running poles will make your trail adventures safer, easier and more enjoyable
Adventurers Andrea Sansone and Andrew Hamilton trace their relationship back to a chance encounter on one of Colorado’s highest peaks. Now, the two are pushing each other to set speed records on the state’s famed fourteeners.
Six pieces of equipment for running around a 14,000-foot mountain
“I really did spend 16-plus hours covering fewer than three miles”
Why the global triathlon giant opted to go all-in on a niche sport
Andrea Sansone spent the summer scouting Nolan’s 14 before setting the FKT
UTMB is a brutally challenging race, but the race-week hype, world-class competition, and global party vibes have a way of making every runner feel special
It’s an unfortunate tragedy, but, many argue, high-mountain adventure can never be completely free of risk
Wild and crazy running adventures on the Colorado pack-burro racing circuit
Everything you need to know about the famed races in Chamonix, France
Reebok’s Floatride Energy 4 Adventure delivers a road-shoe ride with just enough toughness for dirt
Our editors tested five of the best carbon-plated trail shoes—and two alternative plated shoes—on the market. Here’s what we found.
Heatstroke deaths are common and preventable. Here’s how to make safe decisions when you’re exercising in the summer.
Here’s what the science says about making it to the top as quickly and efficiently as possible
The loss of a big toenail sent Outside columnist Brendan Leonard into an existential crisis—but maybe not for the reason you think
Beware of these warning signs that indicate it’s time to get new kicks. Plus, use these expert tips to extend the life of your trail runners.
This shoe brings carbon-plated speed to the masses
Blisters are history with this snug, no-slip pair
Don’t be afraid to sweat it out in these running pieces
Carryall solutions for every kind of run
Don’t be afraid to sweat it out in these running pieces
These rugged runners love to rally
He was an environmentalist versed in the dangers of our warming world, an expert trail runner, and eminently capable of moving far and fast outside. The heat killed him all the same.
The Swiss Alps are home to an incredible new hut-to-hut runners’ route called the Via Valais. It’s a little demanding—150 miles, nine stages, and 42,000 feet of elevation gain—but if you can take it on, you’re guaranteed one of the most spectacular adventures of your life.
This retired professional ultrarunner has found (almost) every waterfall along this wild stretch of central California coast. And, no, he won’t tell you where the best ones are.
When you’re covering 145 miles through the Alps, every gram counts
From routes that have been rebuilt after wildfires to newly constructed singletrack, we can’t wait to get trekking on these trails around the country
I am pretty sure no runner who has consistently won races approaches their training in this way
A conversation with Semi-Rad’s Brendan Leonard on the life-affirming joys of type-two fun
This trail shoe was designed to provide comfort, stability, weather protection, and speed no matter what terrain you’re tackling
Missoula, Montana’s M Trail is many things. But mostly it’s just steep.
The fell runner from the UK came to the sport relatively late, but she seems to be making up for lost time
The Speedland SL:PDX might just change how runners think about their equipment
A training plan and general principles to guide your first foray into longer ultramarathons
Starting at five hours a week, this ten-week program will help you build endurance and jump-start your training this winter
Many of the skills involved with long-distance hiking also lend themselves to going faster on trails
Our trail shoemeliers pick the best off-road running models to pair with each trail surface
Outside tester and mountain guide Andrew Skurka summed up the Lone Peak best in his roundup of backpacking shoes: “[It’s] a favorite of thru-hikers, who appreciate its extra-wide toe box and generously cushioned 25-millimeter stack height when putting in long days on well-maintained trails.”…
Beloved by many Canadians, the trail is especially important to Vancouver-based Judith Kasiama, a refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo and founder of Colour the Trails
In our long-term test of the best women’s running shorts, our testers picked the Strider Pro as the best low-rise pair. “Aside from the next-to-skin feel, the biggest benefit of the Strider Pro is that it stays out of the way. The generous leg openings and light, stretchy fabric make it feel roomy.”
A comprehensive guide, in chart form
“Our test team applauded the thicker midsole, which has a segmented rock plate in the heel and air pockets in the forefoot, for soft landings and smooth, snappy takeoffs,” we wrote of the Terra Kiger in our 2022 Winter Buyer’s Guide. “Even with this beefier profile, the Kiger 7…
The AFO-Vent Multi short is one of our favorite pairs for warm-weather runs. “Fashioned from a nylon-spandex blend, these shorts have a stunning five pockets below the waistband,” wrote Buyer’s Guide tester Martin Fritz Huber. “The larger ones at back and side fit gloves, while keys or gels go…
We only have space for seven shoes in our print magazine, but there are a few others you should know about, too
In the second edition of the Max Vert October challenge, Christopher Fisher spent ten hours a day running up and down a mountain
A new study quantifies the effects of running on technical terrain
“Our favorite for uphill skiing or wearing under a large mitten, this glove has fleece on the back of the hand for warmth and a combination of polyester and goatskin in the palm for durability,” wrote our Buyer’s Guide tester. It’s one of the best deals we’ve…
This kit will get you out the door even on cold days
A kit for lacing up all winter long
‘What It Takes’ provides an authentic glimpse of what an ultramarathon is all about, the importance of the support crew, and the strategy needed to win
Our Gear Guy, Joe Jackson, likes the Challenger ATR 5 because its cushioned sole is kind on his body. “Hammering those mentally therapeutic miles and not complaining about aching knees afterward make the ATR 5’s some of my most cherished gear,” he wrote.
We’ve sweat in them, worn them on muddy trails, and through countless miles on pavement. Now they’re discounted.
There are lots of ways to find your running potential. These tips may not be helpful in that process.
At this distance, you have to be confident in your kit
A burgeoning area of training science theorizes that the less stressed a runner is, the more positively he or she may adapt to training stimuli. Plus 5 quick tips to lower your own stress levels.
In order to achieve his first UTMB win, the American ultrarunning star is taking a whole new approach: rest
It is believed to be the first death in the 19-year history of the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc races in and around Chamonix
For elite mountain athlete Hillary Allen, a near deadly fall was the start of a long, winding journey to find a new source of strength and purpose
Injury forces ultra legend Scott Jurek off the trail
Can I cut switchbacks? What about smoking on the trail? And what do I do with all those rocks?