Video: Desert Ultra — Running an Ultramarathon in Namibia

The Desert Ultramarathon is a little race that is held in Namibia each year. The event challenges athletes—who come from all over the world—to cover a 250 km (155 miles) in five days. That includes a final stage that is over 90 km (50 miles) in length, while temperatures routinely climb to 50ºC/120ºF. Oh, and … Read more

2020 Barkley Marathons Cancelled Due to Coronavirus

As the coronavirus continues to spread across the globe, more and more sports and activities are getting cancelled. In the wake of the cancellation of the spring climbing season on Everest, not to mention the shutdown of major sporting events across the globe, today comes the news that one of the most iconic and difficult … Read more

Ultrarunners Sets New Speed Records at Badwater

Japanese ultrarunner Yoshihiko Ishikawa has had quite a day today. Early this morning the long-distance runner managed to not only set a new course record for the grueling Badwater 135 ultra, he still had enough strength to propose to his girlfriend afterwards as well. The notoriously difficult Badwater got underway on Monday of this week, setting … Read more

Jim Walmsley Sets New Course Record at 2019 Western States 100

This past weekend the Western States 100 ultramarathon took place in California, where the athletes put on an impressive show of speed and endurance. The annual event, which takes place between Squaw Valley and Auburn, is considered one of the toughest ultras in the world, drawing in top athletes from across the globe. This year … Read more

Ultrarunner Jasmin Paris Wins Montane Spine Race and That’s Just Half the Story

British ultra runner Jasmin Paris has just completed a record setting performance in the grueling Montane Spine Race, an event that covers 268 miles (431 km) along the Pennine Way in the U.K. The event is considered to be one of the toughest ultras in the world, requiring competitors to race nonstop along the route … Read more