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Dirty Kanza Gravel Bike Classic Acquired By Life Time Fitness
America’s most famous gravel endurance ride now falls under the Life Time Fitness banner. Now, speculation swirls about what this means for the future of the event, its riders, and its hosts.
Schooled By Gravel: Lessons Learned From a 3-Day Bikepack Race
Preparation can get you to the start line, but a 400-mile bikepack race is far from in the bag. Here are the lessons learned from the school of bikepack ultraracing.
Track Your FKT: SPOT X and Other Smart Strategies to Go the Distance
With new two-way satellite messaging devices like the SPOT X, sharing your fastest known time with the world is simpler than ever. Are you ready?
Man Climbs 11 Miles Nonstop Up and Down Second Flatiron
Watch Justin Simoni embark on one of the strangest climbing accomplishments ever. He climbs up *and* down Boulder, Colorado’s Second Flatiron 20 times in a row!
‘Moosh’ and Weird Ways UTMB Ultrarunning Pros Fuel the Frenzy
Ultrarunning races like last week’s grueling UTMB often attract ultra personalities. And these extreme athletes nosh on some unexpected endurance fuel.
Wanted: Chief Obstacle Tester, Available Immediately
Dream job: Chief Obstacle Tester for Tough Mudder. Location: Atlanta or London. Contract length: 1 day.
Thévenard, Canepa Prevail at Wild Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc Race
Many expected the iconic Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc men’s race to be a showdown between fan favorites Jim Walmsley and Kilian Jornet. But Xavier Thévenard took the crown while Francesca Canepa scored an epic win on the women’s side.
Karel Sabbe Smashes Appalachian Trail Record By 4 Days
The 28-year-old ultra-running dentist from Belgium, Karel Sabbe, topped Joe “Stringbean” McConaughy’s overall mark and now holds the supported AT thru-hike record.
Tough Mudder Champ on How to Tackle Obstacle Course Races
Corinna Coffin has placed first and second in consecutive Tough Mudder TMX Championships. Here’s how the sport’s badass tackles “the toughest mile on the planet.”
‘Leadman’ Dave Mackey Completes Leadville Series 20 Months After Leg Amputation
Just 20 months after losing his leg, Dave Mackey completed the entire Leadville Race Series, one of the ultra world’s most distinguished honors.
Runner Breaks Decades-Old Record at Pikes Peak Marathon
Coloradan Megan Kimmel won the sprint to the top of 14,115-foot Pikes Peak (and back down) in 4:15:04. That broke an ancient women’s course record, which stood since 1981.
Maximize Your Training for Epics: How to Be Ready on Race Day
Preparing for an epic physical challenge — like biking self-supported for 400 miles — comes down to dialed training secrets. Our own coach tells us how to prepare for race day and what to watch out for.
Alyssa Godesky Is Now the Vermont Long Trail’s Fastest Woman
Triathlete Alyssa Godesky just set a new women’s supported FKT of Vermont’s Long Trail.
Fast, Protective, Aggressive: HOKA ONE ONE EVO Mafate Review
HOKA ONE ONE introduced the Evo Mafate as a well-cushioned trail running shoe light enough to propel elite runners to the podium. I strapped on a pair and hit my local trails in many long training runs for this review.
9 Mountains in 20 Hours: How Runner Crushed 12er Challenge
Mountain runner Cody Lind recently set an FKT on a quirky course covering Idaho’s nine highest peaks. He did the Idaho 12er challenge in a single day without rest. We found out how.
Watch: Joe McConaughy Bushwhacks 70-Mile FKT on Wicklow Round
Joe McConaughy holds the FKT for the Appalachian Trail. Now watch as he attempts the Wicklow Round in Ireland, battling his way through solitude and brutal ground conditions.
7 Life Lessons From Winning the Race Across America
It’s not simply a matter of what it takes to win a 3,000-mile bike race. It’s about what winning the Race Across America grants you in ‘real life.’
How He Did It: Jeff Browning Talks Wild Hardrock 100 Win
Following not one, but two competitor disqualifications *and* meandering almost an hour off course, 46-year-old Jeff Browning took home his first Hardrock victory.