Posts Categorized: Ultrarunning

American John Bezou Still Has Grand Slam In Sight After Atacama Crossing Ultra

Guest trail runner profile and race report written by Joseph W. Gex, II. Photos: Thiago Diz. Lieutenant Colonel John Bezou (Ret.) recently returned from Atacama, Chile, where he completed the Atacama Crossing ultramarathon. This race marked the third ultramarathon (155-mile race over seven days) on the third different continent that Bezou has completed this calendar… Read more »

2023 World Mountain & Trail Running Championships – U.S. Team Selection

Approved by the USATF MUT Executive Committee on November 22, 2022. U.S. Team Selection for the 2023 World Mountain & Trail Running Championships – Innsbruck, Austria The second World Mountain & Trail Running Championships (WMTRC) is scheduled for June 6-10, 2023 in Innsbruck-Stubai, Austria. This biennial event is organized by the World Mountain Running Association… Read more »

Gear and Nutrition Advice From Ultrarunning Legend Michael Wardian

When it comes to ultramarathon trail races, your race day performance will be influenced not only by your fitness and training, but also by your nutrition and gear choices. As a general rule of thumb, the longer the race (or more adventurous the route), the more benefit you’ll have from creating race-specific nutrition and gear… Read more »

World Mountain and Trail Running Championships: Mountain Running Preview

Written by Ally Bevin for the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA). ATRA founder Nancy Hobbs is is the WMRA General Secretary. We’re now just 2 days away from the inaugural World Mountain and Trail Running Championships in Chiang Mai, Thailand! The races will be streamed LIVE on Facebook at: A groundbreaking collaboration between WMRA,… Read more »

US Women Earn Gold at the IAU 100 km World Championships

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Written by David Melly. Photos by Austin Louden. In the ultramarathon world, patience tends to pay off. The methodical often outlast the eager, and the second half of most races looks very different than the first. Individual results and team rankings can swing wildly by huge margins in the final miles… for better or for… Read more »

Gallagher & MacDonald Win The Leadville 100 in Dominant Fashion

Clare Gallagher

The Leadville Trail 100, one of America’s most iconic ultrarunning events, attracts thousands of runners, spectators, crews and volunteers each year at the end of August to the quaint mountain town of Leadville, CO—America’s highest incorporated city, situated in high plains of the Rocky Mountains at 10,152 feet. The 2022 Leadville Trail 100 Mile, held… Read more »

AdventureCORPS Presents the Badwater 135 Ultramarathon on July 11-13


Announcement from American Trail Running Association member AdventureCORPS. AdventureCORPS will present its legendary BADWATER® 135 Ultramarathon, the 135-Mile World Championship July 11-13, 2022. Now in its 45th year, this world-renowned event pits up to 100 of the world’s toughest athletes against one another and the elements in a crucible like no other. From below sea… Read more »

Western States Recap: Peterman’s Historic Rookie Victory & Croft’s Win Over A Tightly Contested Women’s Field

The 49th running of the Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run (WSER) took place this past weekend, and was an exciting competition among many of the world’s top trail runners. 380 participants toed the line to follow the historic 100-mile point-to-point course from Palisades Tahoe ski village in Olympic Valley, California to the finish on… Read more »

Faces From the Pack at The Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run

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The 2022 Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run is almost underway! This point-to-point 100-mile footrace from Palisades Tahoe ski village in Olympic Valley, CA to the finish on the track at Placer High School in Auburn, California draws athletes from around the world to compete in one of the country’s most historic and renowned ultramarathons…. Read more »

Runners to Watch at the 2022 Western States 100 Mile

Western States

“The highest award of Western States becomes a self-assurance that celebrates this event before it begins. In spite of the distinction of that silver buckle, and perhaps because of it, Western States proves that honor lies not so much in reaching the finish as in daring to arrive at the start.” — Antonio Rossmann. Read… Read more »

2022 U.S. 100K Road Team – Meet the Athletes

Written by U.S. 100K Road Team manager Lin Gentling. Photos provided by the athletes. The Mountain Ultra Trail Running Executive Council of the USA Track & Field (USATF) is proud to announce the U.S. team members for the 31st International Association of Ultrarunning (IAU) 100K World Championships in Berlin Bernau, Germany. The event will be… Read more »