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An Obsessive’s Description of the Western States 100 Course

AJW’s obsessive, stream-of-consciousness Western States 100 course description, updated in 2024.

Dragon Sun, Tiger Moon: Fastpacking the Backbone Trail in California

Vic Thasiah seeks to connect with Chinese ecological heritage and an ancient Asian worldview during a run through his backyard wilderness.

Manuel Merillas: Relationships with the Mountains

Manuel Merillas, the 2023 Zegama Marathon champion, has spent years building relationships with races and mountains, and his list of future goals is long and varied.

Nike Pegasus Trail 5 Review

An in-depth review of the Nike Pegasus Trail 5 trail running shoes.

The Educator Effect: Teachers in Ultrarunning

A look at the high-achieving people who find themselves at the center of the worlds of endurance running and education.

iRunFlat: The Sub-Three Pipe Dream

Ultrarunner and new dad Kyle Fulmer asks, “Is a sub-three-hour marathon attainable for a geriatric millennial like me?”

This Week In Running: May 20, 2024

This Week in Running’s trail and ultra recap for May 20, 2024.

Unpopular Opinions

Are we holding so tightly to our opinions that we fail to make space for forward progress?

Save Up to 30% on Running Gear During the REI Anniversary Sale

Here are some great running gear and apparel deals to be found at the 2024 REI Anniversary Sale, which runs from May 17 through 27.

The North Face Altamesa 300 Review

An in-depth review of the The North Face Altamesa 300 trail running shoes.

Education, Service, and Running: Join Camp & Run 2024 in Colorado

Camp & Run 2024 gives participants the chance to engage deeply with the Leadville area and give back to the community.

Pelvic Rotations, Part 2: Rotational Strengthening

The what, how, and why for two exercises that promote positive pelvic rotation for runners.

This Week In Running: May 13, 2024

This Week in Running’s trail and ultra recap for May 13, 2024.

2024 Transvulcania Ultramarathon Results: Jon Albon and Ruth Croft Win

Results from the 2024 Transvulcania Ultramarathon in La Palma, Spain, won by Jon Albon and Ruth Croft.

Running and Aging: Picking Your Spots

AJW ruminates on how being flexible with our workouts becomes increasingly important as we get older.

2024 Cocodona 250 Mile Results: Entrekin and Subertas Prevail in Dramatic Race Finishes

In-depth results from the 2024 Cocodona 250 Mile, won by Rachel Entrekin and Harry Subertas.

Sufiya Sufi Runs Around the World

Indian athlete Sufiya Sufi is breaking records and helping to develop the sport of long distance running in her home country.

New Balance Fresh Foam X Hierro v8 Review

An in-depth review of the New Balance Fresh Foam X Hierro v8 trail running shoes.

Leaning Into Weakness: Rekindling a Growth Mindset

A look at the rewards to be gained from leaning into one’s weaknesses.

Troubleshooting on the Run, Part Two

How to troubleshoot six common issues during your next ultramarathon.

Best Trail Running Shoes of 2024

iRunFar’s experts share their best trail running shoe selections from the more than 300 available trail shoe models, with picks from Altra, Brooks, Hoka, La Sportiva, Nike, Salomon, Saucony, and Topo.

This Week In Running: May 6, 2024

This Week in Running’s trail and ultra recap for May 6, 2024.

Under the Radar Races: Riverlands 100 Mile and Relay

AJW looks at the old-school simplicity that makes the Riverlands 100 Mile and Relay such a unique event.

Topo MT-5 Review

An in-depth review of the Topo MT-5 trail running shoe.

‘Mayor of Runtown: The Scott Green Story:’ A Film About the Race Against the End of Time

A short film memorializing the life, impact, and cancer journey of runner Scott Green.

Kelly Halpin and the Art of Running

Hannah Green chats with Kelly Halpin about the interplay between running and art for her, future projects, and inspirations.

Salomon Pulse Belt Review

A detailed review of the Salomon Pulse Belt.

‘Walmsley – The Film:’ A Look Behind the Public Image

A feature-length film looking into Jim Walmsley’s life, his relationships with both people and running, and his evolution as an athlete.

This Week In Running: April 29, 2024

This Week in Running’s trail and ultra recap for April 29, 2024.

2024 Canyons by UTMB 100k Results: Farvard Has Breakout Win, Schide Storms

Results of the 2024 Canyons by UTMB 100k won by Rod Farvard and Katie Schide.

2024 Madeira Island Ultra-Trail Results: New Winners with Valmassoi and Dhiman

Results from the 2024 Madeira Island Ultra-Trail 115k won by Martina Valmassoi and Ben Dhiman.

Old School Vibes at Organized Training Runs

In a world of increasingly commercialized racing, old-school and low-key organized training runs provide the homegrown feeling of yesteryear.

The North Face Altamesa 500 Review

An in-depth review of the The North Face Altamesa 500 trail running shoe.

Sit, Write, Run: Running With the Mind of Mountains

Katie Arnold, author of the new book “Brief Flashings in the Phenomenal World,” offers advice for running with freedom and flow.

A Data-Driven Primer on 200+ Mile Races

A look into 200+ miles races, including variation in pace over the course of an event and the role of rest time in finishing times.

Embracing the Adventure: Nepal’s Capital to Country Multi-Day Ultra

The Capital to Country Ultra Marathon brings in a variety of competitors — all with different goals for this five-day stage race.

This Week In Running: April 22, 2024

This Week in Running’s trail and ultra recap for April 22, 2024.

2024 Marathon des Sables Legendary Results: Rachid El Morabity and Aziza El Amrany Victorious

Results from the 2024 Marathon des Sables Legendary race in the Sahara Desert in Morocco won by Rachid El Morabity and Aziza El Amrany.

Untold Stories: How Sharing Stories Builds Our Community and Sport

Zach Miller examines how our stories can be a gift to others.

Ruth Croft: An Evolving Relationship with Running

Ruth Croft takes a dive into her early years as a runner, and how her relationship with the sport has evolved.

Merrell MTL Long Sky 2 Matryx Review

An in-depth review of the Merrell MTL Long Sky 2 Matryx trail running shoe.

The Owl Run 100s: Pete Ripmaster, Owls, and 100-Mile Runs

Pete Ripmaster is on a mission to run 100 miles in each of the 50 states while fundraising for an unlikely cause.

Hero Stories: The Uncanny Connection Between Ultrarunners and Our Literary Heroes

Sabrina Little examines how ultrarunning narratives often parallel the great hero stories, and ponders lessons we can learn from both.

Saucony Peregrine 14 Review

An in-depth review of the Saucony Peregrine 14 trail running shoe.

This Week In Running: April 15, 2024

This Week in Running’s trail and ultra recap for April 15, 2024.

‘Running Up For Air:’ New Film, Jared Campbell Challenge Runners To Connect With Environmental Issues

Watch the new “Running Up For Air” film to learn about how Jared Campbell is leading the way in connecting runners with the critical issues of their environments.

Under the Radar Races: Crazy Mountain 100 Mile

AJW takes a look at the Crazy Mountain 100 Mile in Montana as part of a series celebrating under the radar races.

Salomon Genesis Review

An in-depth review of the Salomon Genesis trail running shoes.

‘Women Are Not Small Men:’ Dr. Stacy Sims and the Women’s Endurance Sports Revolution

Get to know the iconic author and scientist, Dr. Stacy Sims, and her work in revolutionizing understanding of the female athlete.

Be Like Dooper: Be Grateful for Others

A look at the many ways to be thankful for others while running an ultramarathon.

Pelvic Rotations, Part 1: The Roll-and-Reach Exercise

A look at what a rotated pelvis is, why it’s problematic for runners, and what to do about it.

This Week In Running: April 8, 2024

This Week in Running’s trail and ultra recap for April 8, 2024.

Russ Cook AKA the “Hardest Geezer” Finishes 10,130-Mile Run Across Africa

Russ Cook, better known as the Hardest Geezer, finishes his 10,130-mile run across Africa on Sunday, April 7, 2024.

Suunto Race Review

An in-depth review of the Suunto Race GPS running watch.

Running and Aging: Building Consistency

An essay about how consistency is a key to successful running as an aging athlete.

Running Apparel Brand Rabbit Launches Road Shoe, the Dream Chaser

Specialty running apparel brand rabbit launches its first shoe, the Dream Chaser, a road running model.

Joe Grant and the Art of Running

Hannah Green talks to Joe Grant about why he’s drawn to black and white photography and how art and running interplay in his life.

VJ MAXx 2 Review

An in-depth review of the VJ Shoes MAXx 2 trail running shoe.

Troubleshooting on the Run, Part One

How to troubleshoot seven common issues during your next ultramarathon.

This Week In Running: April 1, 2024

This Week in Running’s trail and ultra recap for April 1, 2024.

Running and a Sense of Place

When searching for a sense of place, sometimes it’s worth going back to where it all started.

Rab Veil 6L Lightweight Running Vest Review

An in-depth review of the Rab Veil 6L Lightweight Running Vest, which offers exceptional storage options, countless pockets, and a sleek and light design.