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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.