Details on routes, weather, fuel, and gear for tackling the rim-to-rim-to-rim challenge
Impossible is an upcoming documentary from Upslope Productions that follows five athletes as they take on La Ultra, a 333-kilometer ultramarathon with a 72-hour cutoff. The single-stage race crosses through the Ladakh region of the Indian Himalayas and presents an unforgiving environment. This trailer…
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Chasing the Distance, a film from Tandem Still + Motion and the Sierra Club, is a look at the lives of ultrarunning athletes Rob Krar and Christina Bauer. Krar, who holds the FKT on the Grand Canyon Rim to Rim to Rim run, and Bauer share…
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James Lawrence ran 50 Ironman-distance triathlons in 50 States in 50 days, and still managed to parent his five kids. How the hell did he do it?
The ultrarunner has a long history with the land surrounding Grand Canyon National Park. Now he's pushing to grant it official protections.
This clip is the opening scene of Outside Voices, a new film from Joel Wolpert about the life of ultrarunner Jenn Shelton. Shelton, best known for her part in the book Born to Run, lives in a small van known as “Hi-C” and travels the Mountain West spreading her…
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The first-ever documentary about the notorious ultramarathon was just as secretive and nearly as difficult to complete as the race itself
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Cycling and track athletes cause a stir when they're caught cheating—but in smaller (and less well-funded) arenas, others may be getting away with it
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Ultra coaches Eric Orton and Jason Koop on the importance of strength and speed over mileage
What gear do runners like? How do they train? How obsessed are they? Surveyers showed up to the Western States Endurance Run and simply asked
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The ultrarunner’s speed record on the Appalachian Trail has been overshadowed by claims that he's contributing to the commercialization of wild places. After accepting a $500 fine for public drinking as part of a plea deal, Jurek speaks out against his critics.
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A primer from overall winner of the Canadian Death Race, Alissa St. Laurent
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The ultrarunner set a new record on the AT and found himself at the center of a debate about how we should use the wilderness
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The nature and brutality of these races makes the double-header particularly compelling
A group of ten ultrarunners attempted to chase down a pronghorn antelope in Northern New Mexico to answer the question of how humans evolved with a remarkable capacity for endurance running
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Over the past decade, ultrarunning has gone from a fringe pursuit for distance freaks to a hypercompetitive sport attracting big-time sponsors. But a mysterious training condition is suddenly plaguing its ranks, robbing a generation of top athletes of their talents and forcing victims to wonder: Is it possible to love this sport too much?
In the grueling world of ultrarunning, she's an anomaly: a low-key athlete who thrives on unstructured training, competes by instinct, and crushes men in the sport's most prestigious race
Despite growing popularity, the much-talked-about sport remains on the fringes of the endurance world.
Listen up, newbies! The ‘Born to Run’ star learned some stuff the hard way so you don’t have to
Sir Ranulph Fiennes reflects on the life of a 71-year-old explorer as he stares down the barrel of one of the planet’s hardest ultramarathons.
Two friends go on an annual adventure. This year, it’s in New Zealand, and we’ll be there every step of the way.
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Inspired by an infamous assassin's escape from prison, the Barkley Marathons just might be the toughest race on the planet: a 100-mile-long, unsupported slog through the Tennessee backcountry that only 14 people have ever finished. Madison Kahn spoke to three of the event's regulars to get the story behind the Barkley.