Ultrarunner Goes ‘Running Out’ 230 km Across Australia’s Northern Trails

Lucy Bartholomew is no stranger to running long distances. But even in the world of ultras, Australia’s Larapinta Trail is no joke.

Serene, expansive, arid, rugged — all words that can describe the allure of Australia’s Larapinta trail in the northern territory. Or, as some describe it, a walking track with “spectacular bushwhacking.”

In 2021, filmmaker Bryan Hynes documented Lucy Bartholomew as she ran the 231km (140-mile) Larapinta Trail in the Northern Territory Australia. The film showcases what it’s like to plan and undertake a run like this one, but also highlights “some of the most beautiful landscapes of central Australia.”

Trust us, you don’t want to miss this epic film. Watch now.

Runtime: 45 minutes

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Mary Murphy is the Managing Editor of GearJunkie and serves as the leader of Lola Digital Media’s DEI Committee.

She has been writing about hiking, running, climbing, camping, skiing, and more for seven years, and has been on staff at GearJunkie since 2019. Prior to that, Mary wrote for 5280 Magazine in Denver while working as an outdoor instructor teaching climbing, kayaking, paddleboarding, and mountain biking at Avid4Adventure. Based in Denver, Colorado, Murphy is an avid hiker, runner, backpacker, skier, yogi, and pack-paddleboarder.

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