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Features

Mission Accomplished
By Lesley Evans Ogden
A group of Canadian and American teenagers completed an ultramarathon across Botswana’s Kalahari Desert.

My First Centrury
By Steve Demaio
Motivated to lose weight, Steve DeMaio started running. A lot.

What a Rush
By John Firth
In the late 1800s, prospectors flocked to the Klondike Trail, hoping to strike it rich. Retracing their steps, about 1,400 runners now race along the old route between Yukon and Alaska.

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    Departments

    Two legs good, six legs better
    By Michael Doyle
    The sport of canicross – racing with dogs – is taking off in Quebec.

    Caffeine Kicks
    By Bobbi Barbarich
    Recipe: Afternoon buzz bars

    The Underdogs
    By Michael Woods
    General Panet High School

    Shoe-In
    By Canadian Running Magazine
    Salomon S-Las Sense Ultra

    Peter’s Principles
    By Peter Hadzipetros
    Let’s Just Call It ‘Insurance’

    Painful Climbing
    By Kevin Mackinnon
    Improve your hill running technique.

    Natural Selection
    By Matthew Kadey
    Supercharge your runs with foods and drinks that give you a natural energy boost.

    Mind Over Body
    By Roy Stevenson
    Finding a way to override your brain’s “slow-down” signals could be the key to running faster.

    Down ‘n’ Dirty: Top trail shoes
    The best trail shoes of the season.

    Challenge the grim reaper: The North Face Canadian Death Race
    Can you survive the Death Race?

    Rollin’ in the country: Running celebrity Paul Brandt
    Running celebrity, country singer Paul Brandt.

    Ultra Motivated Margaret Li
    By Joanne Elves
    Margaret Li believes anyone can run long trail races – even beginners.

    Cross – Country Breakthrough
    By Jason Warick
    Regina’s Kelly Wiebe proves proves he’s one of Canada’s best runners.

    Shoeless Wonder
    By Geoff Martinson
    Ben Weir may have lost his shoe in the early stages of the B.C. high school cross-country championships. But he wasn’t about to lose a spot on the podium.

    The Science of Running
    By Alex Hutchinson
    Power of clean air; zen and the art of ice baths; walk or jog the rest?; early to bed, first to the line?

    First Steps
    By Deborah Wiles
    Take a Hike
    Run your first ultra

    Trail Trauma
    By Alison Dunn
    One false step in the woods can result in a sprained ankle or broken leg. Follow these recovery tips to ensure you’re back running healthy after serious injuries.

    Thirst Quenchers: Best hydration packs
    Quench your thirst with hydration packs and bottles designed for runners.

    Ontario’s Ridueau Trail
    By Derrick Spafford
    The famous ester Ontario route has something for novice nature-seekers and adventure enthusiasts.

    Fire and Ice
    By Simon Donato
    Iceland ultramarathon offers a demanding 250k race past volcanoes and glaciers. It’ll make you feel like you’re the last person on Earth.

    Run Wild
    By Mark Dance
    Running with a pack of wild dogs can produce unexpected results.