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Running the Sahara to Improve Lives Worldwide

Brandon Staglin | Posted 03.08.2016 | Home
Brandon Staglin

"If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together," says the old African proverb. Humans are social animals, and to go far in life, each of us needs others for inspiration.

The Race I Didn't Finish...But Still Won

Audra Rundle | Posted 11.23.2016 | Home
Audra Rundle

I don't need a finisher's medal to feel like I accomplished something that day. I spent all day running through trails (my version of paradise), made quality connections with other runners and ran 20 miles with the love of my life. What the hell is there to be sorry about?

Blind Ultramarathoner Will Move You To Go The Distance

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 10.26.2015 | Home

While runners in Sunday's New York City Marathon will overcome all kinds of challenges, few probably face the obstacles that ultramarathoner Simon Whe...

What Running 100 Miles in the Snow Taught Me About Business

Joe De Sena | Posted 08.18.2016 | Home
Joe De Sena

There's a great phrase out there in the ultrarunning world -- it never gets easier, you just get better. And it didn't take long for it to hit me.

How Extreme Exercise Can Backfire

Reuters | Anna Almendrala | Posted 08.04.2015 | Home

By Dorene InternicolaNEW YORK, Aug 4 (Reuters) - With challenging workouts from ultra-marathons to endurance events on obstacle courses all the rage, ...

Grandmother Becomes First Woman Over 70 To Finish 100-Mile Ultramarathon

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.02.2015 | Home

A 70-year-old grandmother became the first woman over the age of 70 to finish the 100-mile Western States ultramarathon over the weekend. Gunhild Swan...

Running 50 Miles Across the Grand Canyon

Dr. Mariappan Jawaharlal | Posted 06.05.2016 | Home
Dr. Mariappan Jawaharlal

Unfortunately with the development of engineering and technology, we are losing our love and the ability for running. Running is easy and fun. Start small. Aim for a 5K in two or three months. Increase your mileage gradually.

7 Lessons From the World's Greatest Explorer

Joe De Sena | Posted 05.11.2016 | Home
Joe De Sena

Recently, I had the pleasure to interview Sir Ranulph Fiennes - the world's greatest living explorer - for Spartan Up! The Podcast. Fiennes has an arsenal of backbreaking, boundary-pushing, life-risking, hard to believe stories; the type that transport you right to the very places he triumphed over.

What It Really Takes To Run An Ultramarathon

Reuters | Posted 01.25.2015 | Home

By Mark Lamport-Stokes LOS ANGELES, Nov 25 (Reuters) - Running 135 miles through the searing summer heat of Death Valley in California ...

5 Life Lessons From Running An Ultra-Marathon

Nicole Scott | Posted 08.08.2014 | Home
Nicole Scott

Each step I took was just one step closer to crossing the finish line of my 50-mile dream. Take your first step and see where it takes you.

Back at the Ultra-Marathon Distance

Dylan Armajani | Posted 04.28.2014 | Home
Dylan Armajani

Falling in love with trail running inevitably led to a very valuable lesson, which is to not run by distance or by pace or even by time. To run when the body says run, to walk when the body says walk and never to stress about not completing a workout.

The Health Gains -- And Strains -- Of Ultrarunners

Posted 01.23.2014 | Home

Running 26.2 miles is physical feat enough for most humans, but there are some who take it to the next level. These ultrarunners -- people who run rac...

How to Run Over Fear and Take Action: Advice From Dean Karnazes

Cortney McDermott | Posted 02.01.2014 | Home
Cortney McDermott

One of the fittest men on the planet and New York Times bestselling author, Dean Karnazes reveals the secrets behind going the distance on the pavement or the project plan.

WATCH: What Does It Take To Run 100 Miles?

Posted 11.11.2013 | Home

"A marathon to me is a like a training run," Dean Karnazes said in a recent HuffPost Live appearance. "It's kind of a warm-up." That's because he's...

The Bad Guys

Derek Sherman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Derek Sherman

I don't mean to blow the ending of your book or movie for you, but it's very possible that the villain is a drug company. In today's entertainment, they are the bad guys.

In the Footsteps of Pheidippides

Dean Karnazes | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Dean Karnazes

Nature? Nurture? Who's to say? Perhaps, we really were born to run and some people feel this intrinsic primordial instinct stronger than others?

Hero of Humanity: Ray Jackson Jr.

Brian Boyle | Posted 08.30.2013 | Home
Brian Boyle

Hero of Humanity: Ray Jackson Jr. I just made it to mile forty in the 2010 JFK50 miler in Hagerstown Maryland, and I was slowing down. It was my fir...

To Accept Being Breakable

Dylan Armajani | Posted 10.12.2013 | Home
Dylan Armajani

I've finally come to recognize that I am breakable, and I am not superman. The only way I will get to accomplish everything that I want to accomplish in my running career is if I break away from the competitive, compulsive nature of being an endurance athlete.

Japan, Buddhism and the Ultramarathon of a Lifetime

Amy Chavez | Posted 06.24.2013 | Home
Amy Chavez

The Buddhist pilgrimage appeals to the motives of the independent traveler in us. Meditation appeals to our inward search for meaning.

How A Vegan Diet Helped Me Run 100 Miles

Scott Jurek | Posted 08.12.2012 | Home
Scott Jurek

I was a total longshot, an unlikely champion. I was an even more unlikely vegan.

Is There a Safe Way to Train for an Ultra Marathon?

Quora | Posted 06.23.2012 | Health and Fitness

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Andy Johns, Product Manager - User Growth, Quora Yes, there are many safety precautions that your wi...

A San Francisco Running Weekend to Remember

Heidi Dietrich Mills | Posted 02.06.2012 | Home
Heidi Dietrich Mills

Last Saturday at the North Face Endurance Challenge outside of San Francisco, I encountered more than one unexpected surprise.

This is How We Do It

Kia Taylor | Posted 12.30.2011 | Home
Kia Taylor

I'm a wife, mother of a toddler, full-time employee, runner and a CrossFitter. I'm also currently training for my first ultramarathon. Through it all, I still maintain that the majority of us can find the time to exercise if we have the desire and we are flexible. Here's how I do it.

I'll Run the World Someday

Winnie So | Posted 10.18.2011 | Home
Winnie So

For me, mixing travel with running is a great training motivator. So as a way to kick-start my marathon training after a knee injury, I decided to come up with my list of dream race destinations.

People Are Running 3,100 Miles Around A Single Block In Queens

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 09.05.2011 | New York

The world's longest certified footrace is happening right now--on a single city block in Jamaica, Queens. The 15th Annual Self-Transcendence 3,100...