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September 27th, 2022

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9.27.22 – Return of the Mac

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Women Who FKT

A movement to encourage more women to set new speed-record benchmarks is spreading across the globe.

Not to be ignored

With four 100-mile wins and another three podium finishes since early 2021, Arlen Glick may be the most successful-yet-underrated runner out there.

A running story. A love story.

Mayra Lopez-Garcia and Jerry Garcia cover the tough miles of life together.

Jubilee Paige plays the wildcards

How the race director of the famed Javelina Jundred uses artistry and her life’s experience to create visionary trail events.

Two generations around Mont Blanc

How a father’s journey around the iconic mountain changed his son’s trajectory.

Surviving Chamonix during UTMB

The Insider’s Guide to navigating the famed mountain town during the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc.

A source of healing

First Nations lawyer and ultrarunner Anita Cardinal is fighting to overcome the odds and help her community.

The heart and soul of Hardrock

Howie Stern offers a collection of his favorite photos representing the enduring tradition of Hardrock.

If I never tried

When the possibility of failure is worth the risk.

Everyone’s got a shot at a backyard, right?

An average runner’s delusion of greatness in the running-world’s most enigmatic format.

Hardrock heartstrings

UltraSignup’s founding editor shares the powerful journey that took her from Hardrock to motherhood – and back again.

D’Haene returns to Hardrock with new priorities

Francois D'Haene might be the best ultra-distance mountain runner in the world. But all-out racing isn’t his first priority.

Snoopy & Godzilla: a love story

After 47 years of marriage, Kuni and Daise Yamagata are an endurance partnership with a whole lotta love. 

The morning after

How the essence of Western States 100 comes alive after the sun rises again.

Pacing: sharing the beautiful and messy moments together

Emily Halnon looks into the uniquely vulnerable and rewarding runner-pacer relationship.

Fastest known gear

The trusted gear that FKT power-couple Jason Hardrath and Ashly Winchester have used to set 166 speed records.

The endurance dad dilemma

Attempting to reconcile the emotional pull between adventuring outdoors and being a father.

2022 Western States 100: stories beyond the tape

Learn the backstories behind a few everyday heroes heading to the nation’s oldest 100-mile footrace.

Going the distance with your dog

Dogs can be a trail runner’s best friend, but grooming the perfect trail companion takes some know-how.

100 miles and one year of living cancer-free

If you think running 100 miles is hard, try doing it on the one-year anniversary of your last chemotherapy treatment.

How to not DNF a 100-miler

You’ve already spent your money and time on training, so let’s make it to the finish line, eh?

Mindset matters

Emily Halnon explores the importance of training your brain and how it can make or break your success when running ultras.

Some friendships can be measured in miles

Dean Karnazes suggests that, more than ever, finding connection on the trails is one of the greatest gifts ultrarunning can offer.

A final hoorah at Western States

The heart warming story of Doug White, and his family, who have been tending to the Dusty Corners aid station for 21 years.

The Aid Station with Corrine Malcolm

A quick hit of the latest running science: perks of caffeinated gum, facts on running in the dark, and a helpful new performance podcast.

Managing taper madness

The hardest part of training may just be getting through the last crazy-making weeks before race day.

Don’t get FOMO about the twinkle of carbon-fiber plates on the trails

While appreciating the technology and benefits, Brian Metzler says there's no reason to chase the carbon-fiber rainbow.

Finding her why: Verna Volker’s first 50-miler

“Most Navajos run all their life,” laughs Verna Volker. “But I was not that Navajo.”

Embrace of the Yeti-Man

A Yeti-revolution is afoot in the woods of rural Virginia - is it just what the world needs?

Confine Your Runner’s Mind

Peter Bromka tries to make sense of the mental struggle of workouts.

Annihilate that course and obliterate your competition

Meg Mackenzie explores trail running's macho language problem.

Running like my mom, with courage and joy

Emily Halnon shares universal lessons learned from her mom, providing inspiration on how to run and live.

Sibling rivalry: multi-days and trail ultras

Is there a little tension between multi-days and trail ultras? Jared Beasley digs in to find out and, more importantly, to reveal common ground.

Trail running: it ain’t about bein’ fancy

Emily Halnon reminds us that, at its core, trail running is simply about playing in the dirt.

Kilian’s daring new NNormal

Brian Metzler delivers exclusive insights on the upcoming shoe and apparel brand.