How Kilian Jornet fueled his 24-hour activity

February 11th, 2019 by Madeleine Kelly | Posted in Health & Nutrition | No Comments »

He consumed 40 gels and 5,500 – 6,000 calories total


Chihping Fu: the most self sufficient ultrarunner

May 1st, 2018 by Madeleine Kelly | Posted in Trail Races, Trail Running | No Comments »

Carrying everything he needs on his back, including his camera, Fu loves the challenge of problem solving on a trail


Colorado woman wins Moab 240-miler in Utah outright by 10 hours

October 17th, 2017 by Tim Huebsch | Posted in Trail Running | 1 Comment »

Courtney Dauwalter completed the 383K ultra in less than 58 hours


Jessie Thomson-Gladish: Queen of ice and ultras

March 8th, 2017 by Canadian Running | Posted in Runs & Races, Trail Races, Trail Running | No Comments »

Jessie Thomson-Gladish is the only woman to complete the 692 kilometres on foot this year. She’s the second woman ever to finish the distance on foot, and the first to do it twice.


Go the distance: Training tips for finishing your first ultra-marathon

February 21st, 2017 by Dan Way | Posted in Canadian Trails, CRM Training Plans, Runs & Races, Trail Gear, Trail Races, Trail Running, Training | No Comments »

  An ultra-marathon is any event longer than the traditional marathon distance—42.2K. Some are as “short” as 50K while others are 100K, 100 miles (161K) or even more. And while running an ultra may seem […]


Hallucinations, sleep deprivation and vertical cliffs: What Gary Robbins’ Barkley Marathons was really like

May 10th, 2016 by Sinead Mulhern | Posted in Canadian Trails, Trail Runner Profiles, Trail Running | No Comments »

The 2016 Barkley Marathons was tougher than Gary Robbins thought. Weeks after the toughest endurance race has come to an end, one of Canada’s most famous trail runners tells us exactly what happened out on the course.


Tips For Pacing an Ultra Runner

June 22nd, 2015 by Jessica Kuepfer | Posted in MissAdventures | No Comments »

June 13 was the Laurel Highlands Ultra in Pennsylvania which offered 70.5-mile, 50K and relay options to runners along the beautiful Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail. I was asked to pace a friend who was […]


Older runners dominate longest ultras

December 30th, 2014 by Caela Fenton | Posted in CR Explains | No Comments »

The shortest of the ultramarathon distances is the mere 50K (wait, what?). Younger and faster runners perpetually dominate this race distance, while older runners have proven unbeatable when it comes to the extreme distances […]


Book review: Kilian Jornet’s Run or Die

February 11th, 2014 by Canadian Running | Posted in Running Gear | No Comments »

Kilian Jornet, at just 25, has been called the greatest endurance  athlete of his generation. He has won the Sky Runner  World Series three times, the Western States 100-miler, and the  166-kilometre Ultra Trail […]


Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc: A Toronto runner’s crazy race finish

September 11th, 2013 by Michal Kapral | Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Toronto runner Brian Culbert’s experience at the Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc last weekend is a perfect illustration of why this race is known as one of the world’s toughest ultras.


The Canadian Death Race Training Camp 2013

July 6th, 2013 by Bob Nicol | Posted in Blogs | No Comments »

  Once again this year, I’m taking part in The North Face Canadian Death Race (CDR) in August, but this time I’ll be taking it a step further and competing solo. Last year I was part of […]


Sulphur Springs 100-Mile Trail Run: Humble pie and other lessons

June 22nd, 2013 by Simon Donato | Posted in Ultra Trail Tales | No Comments »

  A few weeks ago I jumped into my first running race of the season, a bit of a late start I suppose, but I had committed to this event several months ago and […]