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Category Archives: Ultrarunning

California’s Largest Wildfire of 2022 Is Burning the Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run Course

California’s largest fire this year is currently burning on the western slope of the Sierra Nevada mountains, east of Sacramento, threatening several foothill communities known for their proximity to one of the most iconic ultrarunning races on Earth—The Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run. Specifically, the section of the course most threatened or burned is […]

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Kilian Jornet Isn’t The G.O.A.T. of Trail Running Just Because He Wins Big Races

After Kilian Jornet won the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc (UTMB) for a record-tying fourth time on August 27, it was easy to assume that running 100 miles is something that comes easy to him. It doesn’t, but it would be easy to think that because, well, it sure looked that way. While the 34-year-old who hails […]

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UTMB: A Fanfare For The Common Runner

Tina Pedersen had just run 171km (106.5 miles) around the Mont Blanc massif. Sweaty, wet and exhausted, her top concern was where her youngest son had wandered off among friends and family who were watching the race. As she was running through the packed streets of Chamonix, France, on Sunday morning with only about 200 […]

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A UTMB Participant Died on Course. Is the Race Too Dangerous?

Les ultra-trails sont-ils devenus dangereux? That’s the question the front-page headline of the Le Dauphiné newspaper posed when it hit newsstands and coffee shops early Wednesday morning in Chamonix, France. Has ultra-distance trail running become dangerous? That’s also among the many questions trail runners around Chamonix were asking Tuesday evening, less than 24 hours after […]

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Trail Runner’s Guide to UTMB 2022

The Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc (UTMB) isn’t just one thing. It’s the Spandex Superbowl, wrapped in Gore-Tex Mardi Gras with a dash of Chafing World Cup. It’s a week-long festival of mountain racing that attracts thousands of runners to Chamonix, France. Mountain athlete Hillary Allen is excited to be back in Chamonix. “For me running UTMB […]

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What’s the Best Food to Eat Before a Run? Whatever You Want.

The other night while eating dinner, after a day of doing various work things and around-the-house things during which I had let time slip by and procrastinated my run, I said a couple things to my wife, Hilary: “I should really go for a run tonight.” “Wanna go get ice cream?” These two things were […]

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Lessons from 10 Marathons Run in 10 Days on a Lab Treadmill

In November 2017, Sharon Gayter, a 54-year-old British ultrarunner, completed ten marathons in ten days on a treadmill, with a combined time of 43 hours 51 minutes 39 seconds, breaking the former Guinness World Record by more than two hours. What’s important about Gayter’s feat now—besides being an impressive mark that still stands—is that she […]

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When Do I Need New Trail-Running Shoes?

Welcome to Ask a Gear Editor, a monthly column where we answer readers’ most puzzling gear questions. Have a burning question of your own? Become an Outside+ member to ask an Outside expert for advice. I’m an avid runner but mostly stick to shorter distances. This year I’m shooting for my first 50K. How will I know […]

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Navigating Aches and Aging on the Best Trailrunning Route in the World

A few years ago, I crossed an unseen boundary and entered the land of middle age. The shift came slowly, then abruptly, and there I was, at 48, the new guy in a place whose inhabitants talked about poor sleep, unfaithful bowels, and watching soccer instead of playing it. I adapted to these strange ways […]

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