Lace up and hit the trail. We look at trends in ultra and trail running, new shoes, running apparel, and major events.
‘Unrace’ Trail Runs Are Cut for Suffering and Connecting
Friends running in the woods might be a new force to be reckoned with. Unsanctioned community races are booming.
The Greenest Marathon on Earth? Cape Town Leads the Pack
If you’ve ever seen plastic bottles and paper cups lining the side streets of a marathon, it won’t come as a surprise that running en masse can be a dirty affair. But the Cape Town Marathon aims to change that.
Trail Running Stoke: This Is Why Chamonix Rules
Rory Bosio, Martina Valmassoi, and Fernanda Maciel absolutely fly up and down the trails around Chamonix in the French Alps. The footage is stunning and has us itching to hit the trails.
The Leadville 100 Trail Run Is Brutal: How I Finished
The Leadville 100 ultramarathon pretty much kicked my ass. But I came away with a few tips I’d like to share. Treat this as a guide from one person’s experience, complete with the gear I used, my running strategy, and ultra secrets.
Iditarod Footrace Champ on Running Down Depression
Pete Ripmaster won the 1,000-mile 2018 Iditarod Trail Invitational footrace in 26 days, 13 hours, 44 minutes.
How to Choose the Best Trail Running Shoes: A No-Bull Guide
Check out our quick guide on how to buy and choose the best trail running shoes for you. Lots of info, few words, and no marketing jargon.
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?
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.
‘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.
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.
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.
Patagonia Running Vest Blurs Line Between Shirt & Pack: Review
The Slope Runner Vest 4L feels like another piece of clothing. But it fits jackets, water bottles, filters, and food no problem. We went on a run with Patagonia to learn more about its revamped trail running line.
Salomon Unveils Its First Hydration Vest Built for Women
You can’t get your hands on Salomon’s ADV Skin 8 Set until next spring, but keep this women’s hydration vest on your gear-dar.