Lace up and hit the trail. We look at trends in ultra and trail running, new shoes, running apparel, and major events.
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.
1 Day, 2 FKTs: Runners Make History on Brutal ‘Nolan’s 14’
Run 80 miles over 14 peaks more than 14,000-feet tall each. That’s Nolan’s 14. And on the same day, Coloradans Alex Nichols and Joe Grant set supported and unsupported records on the gnarly challenge.
Hydration Pants: Ultimate Direction Reveals ‘HydroLight’ Series
The Ultimate Direction HydroLight series integrates water bottle holders and pockets into shirts and shorts for runners who want to say goodbye to running vests and hydration packs.
Finishing Ultras After a Near-Fatal Running Accident: Video
Watch Hillary Allen tell the remarkable story of how she fell from a 100-foot cliff during an ultra race last year, nearly losing her life. And how she’s now back to finishing ultramarathons.
Free Gear Fridays: HOKA ONE ONE Torrent Trail Runners
Calling all HOKA ONE ONE fans: This is your chance to win a free pair of the all-new Torrent trail running shoes.
97-Year-Old Still Running for Love
‘If I collapse, make sure I’m dead before you call 911.’ It’s not a common thing to hear from a runner. But then again, George Etzweiler isn’t your average athlete.
Ultrarunner Kilian Jornet Wins First Race After Broken Leg
Apparently, Kilian Jornet heals fast. The endurance runner won Marathon du Mont-Blanc on July 1 after breaking his leg three and a half months ago.
What I’ve Learned as a Plus-Size Endurance Athlete
Inclusion in the world of fitness has come a long way since the days of seeing a singular athletic body type. “Running fat chef” L. Shauntay Snell shares lessons she’s learned as a plus-size athlete.