Posts Categorized: Ultrarunning

The Story Behind Moab 240 Champion Annie Hughes

Annie Hughes

“200s” Are NOT About Speed Annie Hughes, up-and-coming ultra running star from Leadville, Colorado, is 120 miles into a 240 mile race across the isolated and harsh desert environment of Moab, Utah. It’s the middle of the night, temperatures are dropping into the forties and she’s fighting off sleep deprivation. She plans to take quick… Read more »

Northern and Pannu Win USATF 100K Road Championships

Written by USATF national championship liaison Lin Gentling. Photos: Craig Thornley, Matt Keyes and Lin Gentling. Elizabeth Northern and Rajpaul Pannu take home titles at the 2021 USATF 100K Road Championships hosted by California’s No’to’mom 100K. No’to’mom, a Nisenan Tribe word for the body of water that the European settlers called the American River near… Read more »

Badwater Cape Fear Ultramarathon Returns to Bald Head Island

Badwater Cape Fear

Announcement from American Trail Running Association member AdventureCORPS. The BADWATER® ultra running experience returns to the East Coast when the seventh BADWATER CAPE FEAR race takes place on Bald Head Island, North Carolina on Saturday, October 2, 2021. With 50km and 51-mile race options and a start line at the foot of the Old Baldy… Read more »

Anton Krupicka Returns with a Podium at the Leadville Trail 100

Anton Krupika

Adrian MacDonald’s Astonishing First 100 Miler, Annie Hughes Home Turf Victory and Krupicka’s Podium Return at the 2021 Leadville Trail 100 Mile. This past weekend, August 21-22, the 2021 Leadville Trail 100 presented by LaSportiva  and owned by Life Time, attracted some of the county’s top ultrarunners to Leadville, Colorado for this grueling high altitude… Read more »

Book Review – Mental Training for Ultrarunning: Your Psychological Skills Guidebook for Ultra Success

Mental Training for Ultrarunning: Your Psychological Skills Guidebook for Ultra Success, by Addie Bracy. Human Kinetics, 2022. Reviewed by trail runner Laura Clark. Laura is an avid mountain, trail and snowshoe runner who lives in Saratoga Springs, NY, where she is a children’s librarian. “Any idiot can run a marathon. It takes a special kind… Read more »

Western States 100: Alex Nichols Reflects On A Hard Fought Top 10

Alex Nichols

Just a few weeks after “The Big Dance” of American ultra-trail running competitions — The Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run — we catch up with top-ten finisher Alex Nichols who reflects on his race experience. Nichols, an accomplished trail runner sponsored by Scott Running, placed second at this event in 2017 and went into the… Read more »

2021 Western States 100 As It Happened – Through ATRA’s Lens

Another Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run is in the books. This past weekend three members of the American Trail Running Association (ATRA) team – Allie McLaughlin, Peter Maksimow and Tayte Pollmann (pictured above) – followed the runners conducting interviews, taking photos and shooting video. The following is a series of chronological short videos showing… Read more »

Preston Johnson and Randi Burnett Win USATF 50 km Road Championship

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Written by USATF Championship liaison and American Trail Running Association treasurer Lin Gentling. Lin Gentling. Photos by Lin Gentling and Mike Polansky. What a perfect day for the 2021 USATF 50 km Road Championships…if you were a spectator. A beautiful cool morning with not a cloud in the sky and only a very slight breeze… Read more »

Race Preview – 2021 USATF 50 km National Championship

Written by USATF Championship Liaison and American Trail Running Association treasurer Lin Gentling. The USA Track and Field (USATF) 50 km National Road Championships will take place this Sunday, June 13th, at Heckscher State Park, in East Islip, New York. The course is a 5k loop to be run 10 times by competitors. The 2021… Read more »

Greece’s 421 KM Run Messinia Moved to October 2021

Run Messinia

Announcement from Run Messinia. Photo above: Vladimir Rys. The final date of the 10 marathons in total in 10 days will be held on October 2-11, 2021. Run Messinia will start on October 2 from Mani and will conclude in Pylos on October 11, 2021. The closing of this event will take place in the… Read more »

AdventureCORPS Announces Joe Nimble as the Official Shoe of Badwater

Joe Nimble

Announcement from American Trail Running Association member AdventureCORPS®. AdventureCORPS®, the organization behind the legendary Badwater® brand and world-wide series of Badwater races, is pleased to announce Joe Nimble® as the Official Shoe of Badwater® for 2021. Joe Nimble® is the German shoe pioneer that has been championing the cause of toefreedom® since 1982 and has… Read more »

Jackpot Ultra & USATF 100 Mile (Road) Championship Results

Written by USATF MUT Council vice-chair Meghan Canfield. The Jackpot Ultra Running Festival hosted the 2021 USATF 100 Mile Road Championships in Henderson, Nevada on April 24 where $10,000 in prize money was up for grabs. With temperatures predicted to reach into the 90s, and wind gusts up to 40 mph for the USATF 100… Read more »

2022 IAU 100km World Championship – Team USA Selection & Qualifiers

2022 U.S. National 100Km Team Qualifying Standards and List of Current Qualifiers The USATF 100 Kilometer National Team will compete in the 2022 International Association of Ultrarunners (IAU) 100 Kilometer World Championship under the patronage of the IAAF on a date and location to be determined (Note that this event has an “even year” occurrence)…. Read more »

ATRA Member Spartan Trail World Championship Continues at Argentina’s Patagonia Run

Spartan Trail

Announcement from American Trail Running Association member Spartan Trail. Images by Fotos de Aventura. Last weekend was huge for Argentina’s trail running scene with Patagonia Run’s event in the stunning mountain village of San Martín de los Andes, in Argentina’s Northern Patagonia. Following COVID-19 guidelines and protocols from the local and national authorities, Patagonia Run… Read more »

2021 IAU 50 Kilometer World Championship – Team USA Selection

[Updated June 16, 2021] The USATF Road 50 Kilometer National Team will compete at the 2021 International Association of Ultrarunners (IAU) 50 Kilometer World Championships under the patronage of the WA (World Athletics) on October 31 in Chinese Taipei. Team USA will include up to six male and six female athletes. The Team (and alternates),… Read more »

ATRA member UltraRunning Magazines turns 40

UltraRunning Magazine

Announcement from American Trail Running Association (ATRA) corporate member UltraRunning Magazine. ATRA members get a 25% discount on UltraRunning Magazine. Founded in 1981, UltraRunning Magazine is celebrating 40 years as the Voice of the Sport™ in ultrarunning. The February 2021 issue will provide comprehensive and in-depth historical coverage featuring a summary of each decade written… Read more »

USATF Track Coach Newsletter Interviews Our Founder Nancy Hobbs

This interview was originally published in USATF Track Coach 2020 – Issue 233, the official technical publication of USA Track & Field. Track Coach and Editor Russ Ebbets interviewed Nancy Hobbs about mountain, ultra and trail (MUT) running. Nancy, what is your current position within USA Track & Field? Chairperson of the USATF Mountain Ultra… Read more »