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By Davy CrockettDaniel O'LearyBy March 1875, Edward Payson Weston, from New York City, was on top of the ultrarunning world (called Pedestrianism). He had just won the first six-day race in history, was the only person who had ever walked 500 miles in six days and held the 24-hour world walking record of 115 miles. Through his efforts and the promo…
 
In this episode, we are joined by the talented Adam Merry who recently won Run the Rock 50-miler in Oregon and set a course record. Adam shares his experience about his win, working with running coach David Roche, his journey to compete at an elite level and most notably, his personal mission to increase representation of Black, Indigenous and peop…
 
By Davy CrockettYou can read, listen, or watchAcross the Years race, established in 1983, is being held next week in Arizona for the 37th time. It is one of the oldest fixed-time races in the world that is still held annually. The race is always held at the end of the year, crossing over to the new year with a grand celebration. Through the years, …
 
By Davy CrockettYou can read, listen, or watchP.T. Barnum featured ultrarunners (pedestrians) in 1874 who were attempting to reach 500 miles in six days, to bring paying patrons into his massive indoor Hippodrome in New York City 24-hours a day. Even though the first attempts by Edward Payson Weston and Edward Mullen came up short (see part 3), Ame…
 
There is something magical happening in the woods in Appalachia - it’s part rebel, part genius, part unicorn and entirely full of heart. For those not in the know, Jason Green, founder of Yeti Trail Runners, has spent the last 10 years creating a trail running counterculture of sorts, and ultra events which are about as unorthodox as the reason Jas…
 
By Davy CrockettYou can read, listen, or watchThe ultimate showman, P.T. Barnum of circus fame, was surprisingly the first serious ultrarunning promoter and established the first six-day race in America. He waswe famous for the saying “There’s a sucker is born every minute,” and figured out how to get America to come out by the thousands to watch s…
 
In this episode we’re joined by the extraordinary Tessa Chesser of Flagstaff, AZ who recently punched her ticket to Western States when she podium’d at Javelina Jundred in what was just her second 100-mile effort. Tessa shares a very authentic look into her life as we discuss her training, recovery, personal journey, self-care and love. Follow Tess…
 
By Davy CrockettYou can read, listen, or watchCongratulations to Eric Clifton, originally from North Carolina, now of California, who was inducted into the American Ultrarunning Hall of Fame on November 19, 2021. Clifton was the fastest and most dominating 100-mile trail runner during the 1990s as trail ultras became popular in America. His “go for…
 
The book, Fixing Your Feet by John Vonhoff with Tonya Olson, is the ultrarunner’s definitive guide on foot care. Now in its 7th edition, John and Tonya share details about the book’s new upgrade and essential tips including shoe fit, sock selection, foot care, recovery and much more. John brings 39 years of experience as a runner, cyclist, hiker an…
 
By Davy CrockettYou can read, listen, or watchThe six-day race became the most popular ultrarunning (pedestrian) event of the 19th century. In Part 1 of this series, Foster Powell started it all in 1773 when he ran 400 miles in six days in England. During the next fifty years, ultrarunners tried to match and beat his historic effort, especially dur…
 
By Davy CrockettYou can read, listen, or watchRecently, the six-day race received some attention in ultrarunning news because the International Association of Ultrarunners (IAU) announced that they would no longer recognize the six-day event or keep records for it. This shocked many ultrarunning historians and particularly runners who participate i…
 
In this episode we are joined by Western States Endurance Run Race Director, Craig Thornley, for his candid take on some of this year’s tragic ultra events. Craig offers an honest perspective on mountain ultra safety and the roles and responsibilities of race organizers and runners. Stay tuned to the end of the episode for more information about yo…
 
By Davy CrockettYou can read, listen, or watchIn 1963, President John F. Kennedy unintentionally played a role that provided the spark to ignite interest for ultrarunning both in America and elsewhere. The door was flung open for all who wanted to challenge themselves. An unexpected 50-mile frenzy swept across America like a raging fire that domina…
 
By Davy CrockettYou can read, listen, or watchSpartathlon, an ultra of 246 km (153 miles), takes place each September in Greece, running from Athens to Sparta and with its 36-hour cutoff. It is one of the toughest ultramarathons to finish.In Part 1 of this series, episode 88, the story was told how Spartathlon was born in 1982, the brainchild of an…
 
Scotty talks with Josiah Hesse who is an avid runner, freelance journalist and author of a new book titled, Runner’s High: How a Movement of Cannabis-Fueled Athletes is Changing the Science of Sports. The book offers an immersive, investigative look into the hidden culture of cannabis use among elite athletes, with a hyper-focus on ultrarunners, an…
 
In this episode, we roll out our very first “My First Hundo” episode with Wesley Schlabach. Wesley recently ran the Tuscazoar 100 in Ohio. Wesley’s story features his weight-loss journey, positive attitude and pursuit to affect positive health outcomes in others. Not to mention that his unsupported 100-mile finish is only his second ultra to date. …
 
By Davy CrockettYou can read, listen, or watchSpartathlon is one of the most prestigious ultramarathons in the world. It is a race of about 246 km (153 miles), that takes place each September in Greece, running from Athens to Sparta on a highly significant route in world history. It attracts many of the greatest ultrarunners in the world.This is pa…
 
By Davy CrockettYou can read, listen, or watchThe Old Dominion 100, established in 1979, was held in Virginia along the beautiful Shenandoah River. It was one of the first classic modern-era American trail 100-milers. Today, few ultrarunners have even heard about this race.Old Dominion 100’s origin story is similar to Western States 100. It also em…
 
In this episode we take a trip down under to the Land of Oz and have a talk-about with the spirited Katie Visco. Katie is on a mission of self-discovery and self-love, which is interwoven into her passion for running and community. She joins the program to share her recent adventure in Australia, participating in the 1000 Miles to Light, a 1,000-mi…
 
By Davy CrockettYou can read, listen, or watchJackie Mekler from South Africa was perhaps the greatest ultrarunner in the world during the late 1950s and early 1960s and was a five-time winner of the Comrades Marathon (54 miles). His path to greatness is particularly inspiring because as a boy in an orphanage, he became a self-taught runner. He was…
 
Darcy Piceu talked to Scotty and shared her experience after placing second at this year's Hardrock 100. She also talked about Hardrock’s new policy to get more women to the start line, practicing mindfulness and meditation, life balance and much more. UR editor Amy Clark also talked to Scotty about the August issue which includes Western States co…
 
By Davy CrockettYou can read, listen, or watchThe Comrades Marathon (about 55 miles), held in South Africa, is the world’s largest and oldest ultramarathon race that is still held today with fields that have topped 23,000 runners. The year 2021, marked the 100th anniversary of Comrades Marathon.This episode on Marvis Hutchison is the fourth part of…
 
Hal Koerner and Jimmy Dean Freeman put on a master class about how to approach ultrarunning after a long break, and how to maintain fitness while upholding one of life’s most important roles: fatherhood. While their paths might be different, they are united by their passion for endurance running and raising their children. They share their thoughts…
 
By Andy MilroyYou can read, listen, or watchAn audio podcast episode has been added to this article.Early conditioning can be very important. Wally Hayward came from a very tough background. His father, Wallace George Hayward, the son of a coal agent, had been born in Peckham in London, England in 1880, and emigrated to South Africa sometime betwee…
 
Sean Mullett was the second to last finisher at this year's Western States 100, crossing the line in 29:58. His lap around the Placer High track was the most dramatic one of the race. Hear about his experience and what led up to his struggle during that final mile, and how he recovered at the hospital in the days after. Host Scotty Sandow also talk…
 
By Andy MilroyYou can read, listen, or watchThe forgotten man of Ultrarunning is arguably Hardy Ballington (1912-1974), lauded in 1939 in Natal, South Africa, as “the second Newton” and a “human machine”. Dominant immediately before and after the Second World War, he was awarded the prestigious Helms Trophy for his remarkable performances In Englan…
 
By Davy Crockett You can read, listen, or watchProfessional ultrarunners/pedestrians of the late 1800s and early 1900s were constantly looking for endurance races or head-to-head matches to prove their abilities and make significant amounts of money. During the mid 1880s, some of them, including popular black ultrarunner Frank Hart, changed out the…
 
Ryan Montgomery is an openly queer ultrarunner and sat down to talk with Scotty about Pride Month and being a beacon for others as an athlete. Last year, he placed second at the Desert Solstice 24 hour and third in the 100-mile event. And while most of us were binge-watching Tiger King, Ryan set an unsupported FKT on the Wonderland Trail around Mt.…
 
By Davy Crockett You can read, listen, or watchThe 1978 Western States 100 was the second year the race was held. Six years earlier, seven soldiers from Fort Riley Kansas proved that the horse trail could be conquered on foot, and they were awarded with the “First Finishers on Foot” trophy by Western States founder, Wendell Robie (1895-1984). Two y…
 
By Davy Crockett You can read, listen, or watchThe Comrades Marathon (about 55 miles), held in South Africa, is the world’s largest and oldest ultramarathon race that is still held today with fields that have topped 23,000 runners.The year 2021, marked the 100th anniversary of Comrades Marathon “The Ultimate Human Race.” Because the pandemic cancel…
 
Dean Karnazes is a legend in the sport of ultrarunning, UltraRunning Magazine columnist and author of the national bestseller, Ultramarathon Man: Confessions of an All-Night Runner. His latest book, A Runner's High, is a memoir detailing Dean's experiences as an ultrarunner, his family life and training for the Western States Endurance Run in 2018.…
 
By Davy Crockett You can read, listen, or watchIn the late 1970s, Hawaii had the most runners per-capita than any other state. Some called it the “running capital of the world.” Hawaii was also an early adopter of the 100-mile race and other ultras distances races. Similar to the Fort Mead 100 in Maryland (see episode 75), Hawaii’s first 100-milers…
 
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