Why Ultrarunning Is The Funniest Sport In The World

You know all that crap about learning more from losses than victories? From times when the train went off the rails rather than smartly pulling into the station? Whether that has a shred of validity or not, disasters make for great reading, so instead of talking with the medal-chested smiling winner of the July 11th » 7/30/14 4:48pm 7/30/14 4:48pm

Runner Struck In The Head By Lightning, Finishes Third

Over the weekend the Hardrock 100 ultramarathon wound its way through the mountains around Silverton, Colo. The men's winner set a course record. But more impressive or stupid or mind-boggling was that the third-place finisher, Adam Campbell of Canada, was struck by lightning. In the head. And then he kept running. » 7/14/14 12:14pm 7/14/14 12:14pm

Boom Or Bust: 48 Hours At Leadville's Treacherous Ultramarathon

After 99.75 miles and more than 16 hours of running, Thomas Lorblanchet comes striding slowly down 6th Street in Leadville, Colo. It's almost 9 on an August night, and as he crests a small hill, his way is lit only by his headlamp and the glowing light from the one-story houses that line the street. His strides are… » 12/10/12 1:34pm 12/10/12 1:34pm