He's had to embrace incredible physical pain to win iconic ultramarathons like the Leadville Trail 100 and the Western States Endurance Run. But that’s a form of suffering Rob Krar can control—unlike his decades-long struggle with depression.
Things didn’t go as planned for the reigning Western States champ at The North Face Endurance Challenge, but she fought through it. (And drank a lot of Coke.)
Scientists can forecast marathon performance fairly accurately. But for longer distances, things get complicated.
Maggie Guterl became the first woman to win the Big Dog Backyard Ultra, the race with no end
Dave Mackey was the first person to run the Leadville Trail 100 Run with a prosthetic leg
After switching from marathons to ultras six years ago, Boulet continues to blow away the competition
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By offering minimal prize money, the sport’s most prestigious race might be excluding the best runners
Yes, raw speed helps. But it isn’t everything.
When Mirna Valerio first began running ultramarathons, she immediately got a lot of attention—but not for the reasons you might expect
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