Posts Tagged: Ultrarunning

Fear and Roaming in a Livestream

The following article was written by Corinne Shalvoy and features her recent experiences with livestreaming and all that entails. Corinne is an avid trail and ultra runner, mother of two sons, and has been married to her ultra-running husband, Graham for 16 years. She recently joined the ATRA advisory board. We were 92 miles into… Read more »

AdventureCORPS Presents the Badwater 135 Ultramarathon on July 4-6, 2023

Announcement from American Trail Running Association Double-Track member AdventureCORPS®. Lone Pine, CA: On July 4-6, 2023, AdventureCORPS will present its legendary BADWATER® 135 Ultramarathon, the 135-Mile World Championship. Now in its 46th 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… Read more »

AdventureCORPS® presents Badwater Salton Sea

The BADWATER® ultra running experience returns to Imperial and San Diego Counties when the tenth BADWATER SALTON SEA race takes place on April 29-30, 2023. The following release was provided by American Trail Running Association member AdventureCORPS®. Borrego Springs, CA: AdventureCORPS®, Inc. – organizers of the world-famous Badwater® 135 Ultramarathon from Death Valley to Mt…. Read more »

NEWS: 2023 IAU 50 km World Championships in South Africa Are Cancelled

Announcement from the International Association of Ultrarunners (IAU) from December 9. We are deeply sorry to have to announce the cancellation of the 2023 IAU 50 km World Championships scheduled for 28th May 2023 in Port Elisabeth, South Africa. The LOC and Athletics South Africa decided that they were unable to continue with preparations for… Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

The Iconic 200 Mile Ultramarathon Distance Arrives in Costa Rica

Costa Rica

Announcement from friend of the American Trail Running Association Josué Stephens. 200+ mile ultramarathons have been growing in popularity, mostly in the United States, with some of them even adopting the tagline ‘200 is the new 100’. This November 7, ultra-endurance runners from around the world will line up in the Caribbean beach town of… Read more »

First Golden Tickets of 2022 Earned at the Bandera 100K


A light rain fell over Southern Texas’ Hill Country State Nature Area as chilly temperatures in the low-40s greeted runners on the morning of Saturday, January 7 for the HOKA Bandera Endurance Trail Run 100K. It was not the most extreme weather the race has ever witnessed, as past races have included sleet, snow, intense… 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 »

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 »

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

The USA Track & Field (USATF) COVID-19 Working Group’s current international travel policy for U.S. teams prohibits American athletes from participating in events located in CDC level 3 and 4 countries unless the LOC’s covid safety plan has been reviewed and approved. As of this writing, Germany is at CDC level 3. More information at… Read more »

History of the U.S. Mountain Running Team – 1985 to 2020

Written by Richard Bolt and Dave Dunham, self proclaimed mountain running historian and silver medalist at the 1993 World Mountain Running Trophy race. The following is a history of US individual and team podium results in the World Mountain Running Trophy (1985-2009) / World Mountain Running Championships (2010-2019). This championship event was organized by the… Read more »