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Runners to Challenge 135 Miles from Death Valley to Mt. Whitney

July 16, 2012 by

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ADVENTURECORPS PRESENTS THE BADWATER ULTRAMARATHON Oak Park, CA – AdventureCORPS, Inc., an event production firm specializing in ultra-endurance and extreme sports events, will host the 35th Anniversary Badwater Ultramarathon on July 16-18, 2012. Recognized globally as “the world’s toughest foot race,” this legendary event pits approximately 95 of the world’s toughest athletes—runners, triathletes, adventure racers, and […]

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June 28, 2012 by

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Are you a friend of Planet Ultramarathon? If not, it is time you joined us on Facebook at the official PUM page. http://www.facebook.com/planetultramarathon Or hit the button on this post to join us. Jeremy

The History of the 6 day race

October 18, 2008 by

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by Andy Milroy The History of the 6 Day race Although the classic  Six Day race developed in the 1870s, the event has a much longer history. A hundred years earlier the first great British pedestrian or professional distance athlete, Foster Powell, had come to fame with the feat of walking from London to York […]

A Legend in the Long Run – James Zarei

September 16, 2008 by

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submitted by Tony Mangan James Zarei was 39 when he pulled on a pair of running shoes for the first time. “I could only manage 100 metres,” he recalled. Thirteen years later, distance has become no object to the British running hero who is not so much unsung as unheard of. It might have been […]

Spanning history: Mountain Quarries Railroad Bridge is endurance landmark

August 5, 2008 by

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FROM Ben Furtado/Auburn Journal via the Ultra List Gordon Ainsleigh stands below Mountain Quarries Railroad Bridge ? also known as No Hands Bridge. The first man to complete the Western States Endurance Run, Ainsleigh sees No Hands Bridge as a ?bridge to the promised land.? The Mountain Quarries Railroad Bridge once connected Auburn with the […]

Commonwealth fell running event gathers pace

June 15, 2008 by

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From http://www.nwda.co.uk Cumbria County Council has thrown its backing behind a major sporting event planned for Keswick next year. The first ever Commonwealth ultra distance and mountain running championship is planned for September 2009 and could see fell running return to its natural home (the world’s first ever organised fell race took place in Grasmere […]

Australian Aboriginal Ultra Distances

May 24, 2008 by

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See attached for an excellant article by Andy Milroy australian-aboriginal-ultrarunning1