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Patagonian International Marathon 63k – 2013 Race Report

Patagonian International Marathon 63k – 2013 Race Report

Before September 2013 Patagonia was a cool company and a logo on my jacket. I knew that it was a far-away place that many outdoor adventurers visit, but honestly didn’t think I’d get the opportunity to travel there (especially for running) at this stage in my life. How did I get so lucky?! I’ll tell […]

Mogollon Monster 100

Mogollon Monster 100

Three weeks prior to the race, I had gone up to Pine for a training run with a buddy. We navigated many of the Mogollon Monster trails and climbed many of the same climbs I would face on race day. We put in a meager 25 miles and my legs were trashed, my lungs on […]

Waldo 100K – 2013 Race Report

Waldo 100K – 2013 Race Report

I have watched the movie “Unbreakable” dozens of times and the one of the most notable parts of the movie for me is the sound of the gong as the sun rises and the runners climb up the Escarpment. It is a sound of hopes and dreams as runners look to make the journey from […]

Tahoe Rim Trail 100 Mile Endurance Run

Tahoe Rim Trail 100 Mile Endurance Run

From the darkness I heard a voice and felt myself being shaken awake. “You passed out, can you sit up?” In a haze I opened my eyes to stare into the face of a mountain biker leaning over me. Covered in dirt and blood my 100 mile race would be defined by just eight short […]

2013 Black Hills 100

2013 Black Hills 100

For the third year in a row, I made the trek to South Dakota with my family to enjoy the hospitality of Ryan Phillips and Chris Stores, race directors for the Black Hills 100. Compared to the 100k last year, I’ve been able to apply my growing experience as a trail runner to the increasingly difficult […]

Grand Canyon Rim to Rim to Rim (R2R2R)

Grand Canyon Rim to Rim to Rim (R2R2R)

If you’re looking for advice on how to run in the Grand Canyon keep looking because this isn’t it. I wrote a quick recap of my May 11, 2013 R2R2R run and you can read it here if you’re interested. It’s just like all the others you’ll find using a Google search so don’t get […]

Mogollon Monster 100 and Beyond

Mogollon Monster 100 and Beyond

By: Deron Ruse 37 runners toe the line. 9 runners finish. I was number 9 and I finished with just minutes to spare. Here is my story of running the Mogollon Monster 100 Mile Endurance Run. This race is 106 grueling miles which includes climbing more than 19,000 feet throughout the course. The race includes […]

Cactus Rose 100 Mile

Cactus Rose 100 Mile

Submitted by: Lane Gremillion The Toughest Show On Dirt I signed up for this year’s Cactus Rose 100 with one goal in mind; To finish. I am not the type of ultra-runner who likes to sign up for as many races as possible. I believe in quality over quantity. I pick a specific race, train […]

3 Things That Rocked the Mogollon Monster 100

3 Things That Rocked the Mogollon Monster 100

By Vanessa Runs Photo by: Andrew Pielage On the last weekend of September, I had the privilege of volunteering at the inaugural Mogollon Monster 100. I helped out at Aid Station #2 at Dickerson (mile 13), and then hung out at the Washington AS, where runners would passed three times. This race was such a […]

Pine to Palm 100 – Sodium Enriched DNF

Pine to Palm 100 – Sodium Enriched DNF

We flew into Medford late Thursday night and when we woke up Friday morning and started to drive around Ashland we were treated to one of the coolest little towns I have ever visited. Having never been to Oregon I wasn’t sure what to expect but what we found was a beautiful countryside with fall […]