Tag: ultra marathon
Courtney Dauwalter completed the 383K ultra in less than 58 hours
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.
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
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]