Lace up and hit the trail. We look at trends in ultra and trail running, new shoes, running apparel, and major events.
5,300 Miles in 98 Days: Pete Kostelnick Runs From Alaska to Florida
From Anchor Point, Alaska, to Key West, Fla., Pete Kostelnick ran diagonally across the U.S. He averaged 50 miles per day for his 5,000-plus-mile trek.
‘This Is Fitness’: Marathon Champ’s NYC Training Spurs Hashtag Hilarity
Embarrassing moments, exhaustion, and complete fails — if you train hard, you realize #thisisfitness. The relatable hashtag is trending thanks to the comedic stylings of a marathon champ.
Half-Marathon Record: Abraham Kiptum Sets Blistering Time in Spain
Abraham Kiptum ran the race of his life to best the previous half-marathon record by five seconds.
Women Runners: Score Altra Lone Peak 3.5 Trail Shoes for Half Price
Under $60 for a brand-new pair of women’s Altra Lone Peak 3.5 trail running shoes is a screaming deal. Especially if you’re already an Altra convert.
Super League Triathlon: Wildest Multisport Series You’ve Never Heard Of
The Super League Triathlon race series is an aggressive, unpredictable, fast, and unconventional take on the triathlon.
7 Secrets for Self-Supported Ultramarathons
Self-supported ultramarathons require perfect gear and preparation. Stage racing veteran Jax Mariash shares her tips for finishing a self-supported ultra.
‘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 Among The Best
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.