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Urban Oasis: Short Film Celebrates Urban Trail Running and the Trails of San Francisco

Watch this short film showcasing urban trails in San Francisco, California.

The 40-Mile Week

An article about the benchmarks we strive for in our training volume and quality.

Icebug Acceleritas8 RB9X Review

An in-depth review of the Icebug Acceleritas8 RB9X.

Something for Everyone: How Generous Cutoff Times Contribute to Our Sport’s Diversity

A statistical analysis of the effect more generous race cutoff times have on diversity in ultrarunning, in terms of gender and age.

An Introduction to Trail Racing, Part 2: Tips for Race Day

Getting ready for your first trail race? Here’s part two of our two-part guide to preparing for your first trail race.

Best Trail Running Shoes for Mud of 2022

Got mud season where you live and run!? Here’s the iRunFar team’s guide to the best trail running shoes for muddy conditions.

This Week In Running: September 26, 2022

This Week In Running’s trail and ultra recap for September 26, 2022.

When Life Gets in the Way

An article about the times in life when running has to take a back seat.

Inov-8 Mudclaw G 260 V2 Review

An in-depth review of the inov-8 Mudclaw G 260 V2.

No Limits: An Interview With Aleksandr Sorokin About His New 24-Hour World Record

An interview with Aleksandr Sorokin about his new 24-hour world record set in September 2022 at the IAU 24-Hour European Championships, and his aspirations of breaking 200 miles.

Dreaming Big: Insights From a 12-Year-Old Trail Runner

An essay by a young trail runner, Sky Couvreux, about his life on the trails.

Protein for Endurance Athletes

Here’s the current science on protein for endurance athletes.

This Week In Running: September 19, 2022

This Week In Running’s trail and ultra recap for September 19, 2022.

Aleksandr Sorokin Smashes 24-Hour World Record With 198.6 Mile/319.6 Kilometer Run

Lithuania’s Aleksandr Sorokin sets a new 24-hour world record of 198.6 miles (319.6 kilometers) on September 17-18, 2022 in Verona, Italy, at the IAU 24-Hour European Championships.

2022 Run Rabbit Run 100 Mile Results: Lockwood, Hughes Hop Away With Wins

Annie Hughes and Richard Lockwood threw hands to survive challenging men’s and women’s fields in the 2022 Run Rabbit Run 100 Mile.

2022 Pikes Peak Ascent Results: Brinkman, Bonnet Prevail

Results of the 2022 Pikes Peak Ascent, won by Nienke Brinkman and Rémi Bonnet, as part of the Golden Trail World Series.

So You Want to Run UTMB?

Zach Miller writes about changes to the UTMB qualification system and how they impact our sports.

A Conversation With Andrea Sansone About Her Women’s Supported Nolan’s 14 Fastest Known Time

An interview with Andrea Sansone following her women’s supported fastest known time on the Nolan’s 14 line in September 2022.

Hoka Tecton X Review

An in-depth video review of the Hoka Tecton X.

A Life in the Mountains: A Conversation With Hillary Gerardi

An in-depth profile of ultrarunner, skyrunner, and ski mountaineer, Hillary Gerardi.

Simple and Cheap: A Journey to Finding What I Want

A look at how missing a goal race was a lens for finding one’s running priorities.

Mosquito Fire Displaces Thousands in California and Impacts Western States 100 Course

The Mosquito Fire continues to spread, threatening more than 9,000 homes and forcing the evacuation of more than 11,000 people, officials said. 

Andrea Sansone Resets Women’s Supported Fastest Known Time on Nolan’s 14

Andrea Sansone resets the women’s supported fastest known time in 45:52 on the Nolan’s 14 route in Colorado.

This Week In Running: September 12, 2022

This Week In Running’s trail and ultra recap for September 12, 2022.

Best Trail Running Shoes of 2022

iRunFar’s experts share their best trail running shoe picks from the more than 200 available trail shoe models.

Forgotten Fifties

An article remembering great 50-mile races of days gone by.

Changing Leaves

A contemplative piece about the tranquility of fall.

Best Running Recovery Tools of 2022

The iRunFar team tested a bunch of running recovery tools and recommends these for your post-running recovery.

A Conversation With Kilian Jornet About the NNormal Kjerag Trail Shoe

A conversation (with transcript) with Kilian Jornet about the NNormal Kjerag, the first trail running shoe offered by his new brand NNormal.

Editor’s Picks: Best Pre-Run and Post-Run Relaxation Apparel

Winding up for or down from a big run? Here are the iRunFar team’s favorite comfy apparel items.

Topo Pursuit Review

An in-depth review of the Topo Pursuit.

This Week In Running: September 5, 2022

This Week In Running’s trail and ultra recap for September 5, 2022.

Editors’ Picks: Best Running Gear for Hot Weather

The iRunFar team has selected the best gear for running in hot weather, in order to keep you comfortable when the temperatures soar and the sun beats down.

Kilian Jornet, 2022 UTMB Champion, Interview

A video interview (with transcript) with Kilian Jornet after his win at the 2022 UTMB.

Jack Kuenzle Breaks the Bob Graham Round Speed Record

Jack Kuenzle broke Kilian Jornet’s speed record on England’s Bob Graham Round in September, 2022.

The Extraordinary Ultrarunning Career of Kilian Jornet

An article about the long, and still progressing, ultrarunning career of Kilian Jornet.

Life Through the Lens: A Profile of Trail Runner and Creator Billy Yang

A profile of trail runner, filmmaker, and podcast host Billy Yang.

2022 UTMB Photo Gallery

A photo gallery from the 2022 UTMB by photographer Kirsten Kortebein.

Best Men’s Running Shirts of 2022

We tested dozens of men’s running shirts for hundreds of hours, and created this guide for you.

Brooks Divide 3 Review

An in-depth review of the Brooks Divide 3.

This Week In Running: August 29, 2022

This Week In Running’s trail and ultra recap for August 29, 2022.

Katie Schide, 2022 UTMB Champion, Interview

A video interview (with transcript) with Katie Schide after her win at the 2022 UTMB.

Mathieu Blanchard Post-2022 UTMB Interview

A video interview (with transcript) with Mathieu Blanchard after his second-place finish at the 2022 UTMB.

Marianne Hogan Post-2022 UTMB Interview

A video interview (with transcript) with Marianne Hogan after her second-place finish at the 2022 UTMB.

Tom Evans Post-2022 UTMB Interview

A video interview (with transcript) with Tom Evans after his third-place finish at the 2022 UTMB.

Kaytlyn Gerbin Post-2022 UTMB Interview

A video interview (with transcript) with Kaytlyn Gerbin after her third-place finish at the 2022 UTMB.

Zach Miller Post-2022 UTMB Interview

A video interview (with transcript) with Zach Miller after his fifth-place finish at the 2022 UTMB.

Eszter Csillag Post-2022 UTMB Interview

A video interview (with transcript) with Eszter Csillag after her fifth-place finish at the 2022 UTMB.

2022 IAU 100k World Championships Results: Hot and Okayama Prevail

France’s Floriane Hot and Japan’s Haruki Okayama grab 2022 100k World Championships titles in Bernau, Germany.

2022 UTMB Results: A Record for Jornet and a Runaway Win for Schide

Results from the 2022 UTMB, won by Katie Schide and Kilian Jornet.

Keeping Your Head in the Game When the Weather Goes South

Advice for how to manage bad weather in the upcoming UTMB or other races.

Paving the Way: Black Trail Runners

An article about the Black Trail Runners community in the U.K. and diversity in trail running.

Mimmi Kotka Pre-2022 UTMB Interview

A video interview (with transcript) with Mimmi Kotka before the 2022 UTMB.

Azara García Pre-2022 UTMB Interview

A video interview (with transcript) with Azara García before the 2022 UTMB.

How to Win UTMB, According to the Data

A statistical analysis of checkpoint data to determine where in the race UTMB is generally won.

Jim Walmsley Pre-2022 UTMB Interview

A video interview (with transcript) with Jim Walmsley before the 2022 UTMB.

Pau Capell Pre-2022 UTMB Interview

A video interview (with transcript) with Pau Capell before the 2022 UTMB.

Hannes Namberger Pre-2022 UTMB Interview

A video interview (with transcript) with Hannes Namberger before the 2022 UTMB.

Audrey Tanguy Pre-2022 UTMB Interview

A video interview (with transcript) with Audrey Tanguy before the 2022 UTMB.