All posts by John Medinger

John Medinger

is the founder and race director of the Lake Sonoma 50. A former publisher of UltraRunning magazine, he ran his first ultra in 1980 and has now completed more than 130 ultras. He is also the founder and former race director of the Quad Dipsea race and has served on the Western States 100 Board since 1992.

A Personal Reflection On The 2017 Western States 100
A Personal Reflection On The 2017 Western States 100
on June 30, 2017

Tropical John Medinger reflects on the highs and lows of the 2017 Western States 100.


Ueli Steck: An Appreciation
Ueli Steck: An Appreciation
on May 4, 2017

Tropical John Medinger pens an ultrarunner’s eulogy for mountaineer and ultrarunner Ueli Steck.


Deconstructing The 2016 Ultrarunner Of The Year Voting
on January 4, 2017

A breakdown of UltraRunning magazine’s 2016 Ultrarunner of the Year selection process.


Breaking Down The 2015 Ultrarunner Of The Year Voting
on January 5, 2016

John Medinger details UltraRunning magazine’s Ultrarunner of the Year selection process for 2015.


Demystifying The Ultrarunner Of The Year Selection Process
on January 5, 2015

John Medinger details UltraRunning magazine’s Ultrarunner of the Year selection process.



Goldilocks
on August 4, 2014

Tropical John compares different 100-mile races.


Western States Memorial Weekend Training Runs
on May 29, 2014

John Medinger writes about the 2014 Western States Memorial Weekend Training Runs.


Rules
Rules
on March 20, 2014

A discussion about the challenges of having and enforcing rules in trail and ultrarunning.


Winter Olympics (And The Beauty Of Head-To-Head Competition)
on February 13, 2014

The drawbacks of sports based on time trials and judging.