Good morning trail friends. The beautiful variety of races on offer in our sport was in full display last week. In Italy alone, some athletes fought off sleep-deprivation in the Alps, while others circled a track in Verona for 24-hours nonstop.
Aleksandr Sorokin broke his own world record with an astonishing 7:15 min/mile pace over a 24-hour period and new distance mark of 198.6 miles looping a track (📸: 2). And at the Run Rabbit Run Annie Hughes does it again with her 4th 100-mile victory this year! (📸: 3)
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As the owner and operator of a Chamonix-based running tour company Doug Mayer was living a pretty charmed life. He had a tight group of running friends in a beautiful mountain town and his days were full of long miles on rugged trails. Closed to the idea that he’d ever find that special person to share his life with, he started the 2019 Tor des Géants fit and ready to race — prepared for whatever the notoriously difficult event might throw at him… then he met English Knowles.
Anna Frost Talks Life, Motherhood, and Running Gear
Ultimate Direction athlete Anna Frost is a decorated ultrarunning champion who has entered what she considers the toughest part of her career — motherhood. With wins at iconic races like the Hardrock 100, Bear 100, and the Skyrunner World Series, Anna has a wealth of knowledge to share and in this exclusive Ultimate Direction interview she sits down to chat about life, maternity, and trail running gear.