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

New World Trail Majors Race Series Combating Commercialization And Preserving The Spirit Of Ultra Running

In the wake of the Ultra-Trail World Tour’s (UTWT) dissolution, a vision began to take shape that transcended borders and celebrated the essence of trail running.  Frustrations began growing among independent race organizers and ultra runners themselves, as the spirit of the sport was being lost to commodification by Ultra Trail du Mont-Blanc (UTMB) and … Read more

An Ultra Running Monopoly? UTMB Whistler Announced Months After Local WAM Ultra Canned . . . And Ultra Runners Aren’t Happy

Recently, UTMB confirmed its first Canadian event, which will be part of the 2024 UTMB World Series, Ultra Trail Whistler by UTMB. However, this announcement has not received many positive reactions from the ultra-running community. The UTMB event will be held on September 28-29, 2024, at Whistler Blackcomb, a world-class ski resort. This is the … Read more

Ultra-Trail Mount Yun By UTMB Creates Opportunities For China’s Ultra Runners

Ultra-Trail Mount Yun by UTMB made its debut in the UTMB World Series this year with three race categories: 100k, 50k, and 20k. Taking place in the Chinese province of Shanxi, it provides greater opportunities for athletes from China and surrounding areas to qualify for the UTMB World Series Finals and the elusive Ultra-Trail du … Read more

Plenty Of Americans Secure Qualification To 2024 UTMB World Series Finals After Challenging Weekend At Kodiak Ultras By UTMB

This weekend, in the city of Big Bear Lake, California, just three hours outside of Los Angeles, runners were challenged by Kodiak Ultra Marathons by UTMB. The race would also serve as a dual qualifier to the 2024 UTMB World Series Final, held at the end of August in Chamonix, France, and the 2024 Western … Read more

Tao Lu and Wenrong Zheng Take Top Spot at TransJeju 100k by UTMB World Series

The latest UTMB World Series race, TransJeju, saw competitors summit the highest point in South Korea, Hallasan Mountain. The Island of Jeju, South Korea, played host to the UTMB World Series event, which served as one of the biggest running festivals in Asia. The race took place in Hallasan National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage … Read more

The Price of Representing Team USA: Trail and Ultra Runners Bear the Burden

Countless athletes dream of being able to represent their country on the international stage. Few actually make the cut. Even fewer are able to take on the financial burden to realize their dream. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Scott Traer | Endurance Coach | Ultra Runner (@runfastah) In 2013, Scott Traer, … Read more

Miguel Arsenio and Marta Molist Codina Show Top Form At Ultra Pirineu 100k in Catalonia, Spain

Bagà, Spain, became a hub for ultra trail runners this past weekend as it was host to the 2023 Saloman Ultra Pirineu. Starting in Cadí Moixeró Natural Park, near the Spain-Andorra border, the surrounding trails and peaks set the scene for an exciting ultra-distance 100k race. View this post on Instagram A post shared by … Read more