On the Run

Meet the Man Who's Just Run an Ultra Marathon on All Seven Continents

Joel Runyon completed the challenge to raise money for Pencils of Promise, a charity that builds schools in the developing world.
Jim Weeks

Run For Your Life: The Catharsis and Conflict of Ultrarunning

More than mere exercise, long-distance running can act as a form of therapy. We spoke with comedian Richard Gadd and musician Mishka Shubaly about how ultrarunning helped and hindered when they sought to face their demons.
Si Hawkins
genghis khan ice marathon

The Ice Man Runneth: In Conversation with Scottish Ultrarunner Dr. Andrew Murray

When he's not working as a GP, Andrew Murray likes to run marathons – but not the common-or-garden variety. The Scot has just returned from Mongolia, where he secured his second successive win in the Genghis Khan Ice Marathon.
Jim Weeks

The Mountain (Running) Men in the Grassroots Fight Against Doping

Mountain, ultra, and trail running is a niche but growing sport. Now some of its most prominent athletes want to stop the rise of doping before it takes root.
Katie Matlack

How an Ultrarunning Force Emerged from the Middle of Morocco

The Berbers of Morocco’s Atlas Mountains grow up traversing miles of harsh terrain. Which, local ultrarunner Mohamad Ahansal believes, makes them extremely good distance runners.
Jacqueline Kantor

FUEL: The High-Fat Diet of an Ultra Runner

Through years of training as an ultra runner, Timothy Olson has taught his body to become "fat-adapted," using fat from animals and plants to fuel him through feats that seems superhuman.
Timothy Olson