All posts by Alex Potter

Alex Potter

is an Editor at iRunFar. Following a nearly decade-long hiatus from running after college, she has found a new love in trail running. As a photojournalist, Alex has reported throughout the Middle East and East Africa for publications like 'National Geographic,' 'The New York Times,' and 'The Washington Post.' She lives in Flagstaff, Arizona with her partner Pete and her two cats.

Harvey Lewis is the Last Person Standing at the 2021 Big Dog’s Backyard Ultra
Harvey Lewis is the Last Person Standing at the 2021 Big Dog’s Backyard Ultra
on October 19, 2021

Results from the 2021 Big Dog’s Backyard Ultra, where Harvey Lewis won and set a new record.


2021 Grand Trail des Templiers Preview
2021 Grand Trail des Templiers Preview
on October 18, 2021

An in-depth preview of the 2021 Les Templiers, a 81km/50-mile race which takes place around Millau, France.


What Really Happened at the 2021 DC Peaks 50 Mile Race?
What Really Happened at the 2021 DC Peaks 50 Mile Race?
on October 12, 2021

The 2021 DC Peaks 50 Mile captured national news attention after bad weather forced its cancelation.


Runner Dies During the 2021 Marathon des Sables; Third Death in Race’s 35-Year History
Runner Dies During the 2021 Marathon des Sables; Third Death in Race’s 35-Year History
on October 4, 2021

A French ultrarunner has passed away during the 2021 Marathon des Sables.


Anton Krupicka Returns to the Leadville 100 Mile
Anton Krupicka Returns to the Leadville 100 Mile
on October 1, 2021

In 2021, Anton Krupicka returned to the Leadville 100 Mile, his first ultramarathon since 2015.



Hitting the High Points in the Mountains and Life: A Profile of Runner and New Father Stian Angermund
Hitting the High Points in the Mountains and Life: A Profile of Runner and New Father Stian Angermund
on September 30, 2021

In our newly revived column on some of the top athletes in trail running, we talk to Stian Angermund about Norway, family, jazz, and cheese.


Des Linden’s Journey to the 50k World Record
Des Linden’s Journey to the 50k World Record
on September 29, 2021

Watch this video about Des Linden setting the women’s 50k world record earlier this year.


Trailhead Vehicles: Pri the Prius
Trailhead Vehicles: Pri the Prius
on September 22, 2021

Bryon Powell tells us about his beloved Prius, which has taken him on huge road trips, facilitated a lower-impact lifestyle, and helped build iRunFar into what it is today.


Aleksandr Sorokin, 24-Hour World Record Holder, Interview
Aleksandr Sorokin, 24-Hour World Record Holder, Interview
on September 1, 2021

A written interview with Aleksandr Sorokin after he set the 24-hour world record at the 2021 UltraPark Weekend 24 Hour race in Poland.


Trailhead Vehicles: Ms. Beastly and Squeaks
Trailhead Vehicles: Ms. Beastly and Squeaks
on August 31, 2021

A tale of Ms. Beastly and Squeaks, two vehicles that get Alex Potter where she needs to go.