Australian Woman Training In a Giant Refrigerator To Prepare For grueling Ultramarathon

In just a few days, Sia Kindberg, a 42-year-old Australian mother from Moonee Ponds, will embark on a remarkable journey: she will be the first Australian woman to compete in the Arctic Ice Ultramarathon, a grueling 230-kilometer race through the icy terrains of Swedish Lapland.  Despite the formidable challenges that lie ahead, including temperatures plummeting … Read more

Four-Time Mountain Running World Champion Stian Angermund Facing Potential Ban After Positive Doping Test

Norwegian trail running champion Stian Angermund found himself in a whirlwind of disbelief and devastation after receiving shocking news following his victory at the Dacia UTMB Mont Blanc OCC in August 2023.  The French Anti-Doping Agency’s notification, received on October 20, revealed Angermund had tested positive for Chlorthalidone, a banned substance. Angermund, a four-time world … Read more

UTMB Releases Statement In Response To Leaked Email From Kilian Jornet And Zach Miller

The UTMB Group has released a statement in response to the viral leaked email sent to a small group of elite trail runners from Kilian Jornet and Zach Miller.  The management of the UTMB Group, represented by Co-Founders Catherine and Michel Poletti, CEO Frédéric Lénart, and Elites and Teams Manager Marie Sammons, met with Killian … Read more

Kilian Jornet And Zach Miller Call On World’s Top Trail Runners To Boycott UTMB In Leaked Email

In a leaked email shared on Instagram by British coach Martin Cox, elite ultra athletes Kilian Jornet and Zach Miller have called on the world’s top trail and ultra runners to boycott one of the biggest events of the year, UTMB (Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc), in 2024.  Jornet and Miller express concerns over UTMB’s management practices, … Read more

The Great World Marathon Series Will Let You Run 7 Marathons on 7 Continents In 7 Days… For $50,000

One niche area of marathon running that may begin booming in 2024 is extravagant yet exhausting international trips, with a bit of running sprinkled in between flights. Two-time Olympian Ryan Hall, alongside physician and former athlete David Kelly, athletics coach Dermot McDermott, and luxury brand entrepreneur Alvaro Nunez, have launched the second-ever week-long multi-continent multi-marathon … Read more

Race Organizers From Deadly 2021 Ultramarathon In China Sentenced To Jail Time

In a somber conclusion to the investigation into the deadly 2021 ultra marathon in northwest China, the race organizers have been handed prison sentences for their roles in an event that claimed the lives of 21 runners. The court in Baiyin, Gansu province, where the tragic deaths occurred, sentenced five organizers to prison terms ranging … Read more

The Driest Place On Earth: The Speed Project Pushes Runners To New Heights Across Atacama

Equal parts grueling and exhilarating, The Speed Project is an annual unsanctioned event that tests ultra runners‘ physical and mental limits. Surrounded by mystery and secrecy, The Speed Project draws some of the world’s fastest athletes to one of the hardest annual relay races in the world.  The concept of The Speed Project is simple: … Read more

Japan’s Miho Nakata Breaks 24-Hour World Record By Narrow 246 Meters At World Championships

This weekend, the world’s best ultra-runners gathered in Taiwan for the IAU World 24-Hour Championships for the first time since 2019. The World 24-Hour Championships typically take place every two years, alternating with continental events. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the World 24-Hour Championships have not been held since 2019, when they took … Read more

Skyrunner World Series On Global Hunt For Latest Standout

The 2024 Skyrunner World Series is set to expand not only its race calendar but also its field of elite runners.  Skyrunner World Series has launched a global search for new elite athletes for the 2024 season. The online application is open to sponsored and unsponsored runners in an attempt to find undiscovered talent. View … Read more

Participants Await Refunds For Canceled Events After Run Afan Forest Collapses

Runners across the UK find themselves in a frustrating situation as sports events company Run Afan Forest abruptly announced its closure.  The company has since become the subject of criticism for canceling several events on short notice.  Most recently, the Farfik Half Marathon was subject to Run Afan Forest’s late cancellation. Just four days before … Read more

Trail Runner Stéphanie Perriard Receives Additional Six-Year Ban After Falsification

Swiss mountain runner Stéphanie Perriard, already under a three-year suspension for doping, has now received an additional six-year ban for falsification, further tarnishing her once-promising career.  The latest blow to Perriard’s reputation comes as a result of her attempt to manipulate the investigation process, a move that has left the ultra-running community and fans worldwide … Read more