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Over 160 kilometres and 20,000 m of elevation, facing some of Tennessee’s harshest backcountry terrain, sleep deprived and exhausted, Canadian Gary Robbins only had his hallucinations for company. This is the story of the ultrarunner’s first attempt at the fabled Barkley Marathons in 2016. Is this man crazy? You decide.
In 2016, Canada’s Ed Whitlock ran a marathon in under four hours, crushing the 85+ world record by more than 30 minutes. Age-graded, many of his world records could be considered the greatest running performances of all-time. Tim Huebsch goes for a run with Whitlock at his favourite running spot, a cemetery in Milton, Ont., to find out what motivates one of the most talented and intriguing runners alive.
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This past summer, Sara MacDonald’s nightmare became her reality when her husband, Scott, passed away. In grieving the loss of the love of her life, she found a sense of calm through running. Here she describes how running is getting her through this family tragedy.
Star obstacle course racer and ultrarunner Amelia Boone didn’t begin racing until she was 28. In the five years since, she has become one of the sport’s most decorated athletes.
Ultra-runner Brad Firth (also known as Caribou Legs) lost his sister, Irene, not long ago to domestic violence. In his running career, he has taken to running extensive distances for issues which he holds close. This year, he ran across Canada for the nation’s missing and murdered women. He has now completed his cross-country journey in memory of Irene– and all the other missing girls.