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August 9th, 2022

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8.09.22 – Croissant Champions

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Surviving Chamonix during UTMB

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

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.