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6 min ago | Yahoo!

Turia's fighting spirit inspires artist

A striking monochromatic image of ultramarathon burns survivor Turia Pitt is among the 40 finalists for the $50,000 Black Swan Prize for Portraiture.

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4 hrs ago | Ouray County Plaindealer

City of Ouray: Ouray 100 mile race kicks off this weekend

One hundred miles. That's roughly 250,000 steps that runners will take throughout their journey this weekend through the San Juans, during the first-ever Ouray 100 ultramarathon.

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8 hrs ago | Chapel Hill News

Sustainability 6K (and some perks) lure runners into the woods

Grizzly bears, ground squirrels, and woodchucks hibernate in the winter. Unbeknownst to some, however, there is a North American species that typically hibernates each summer.

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13 hrs ago | Competitor Magazine

Down & Dirty: Ultrarunners Are A Quirky Bunch

Ultrarunners are an interesting breed of people, quite possibly because it simply takes a different mentality to run long and far.

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Wed Jul 30, 2014

Bellingham Herald

Runners again try to complete route from Bellingham Bay to Baker and back

Bellingham ultra-runner Daniel Probst nears the 6,500-foot base camp on Mount Baker on Saturday, June 28, 2014.

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The Fresno Bee

Trail Mix for 7/31: Pincushion Hill's race to the top; Sycamore Island cleanup

Loida In, 12, and Seerat Aujla, 12, take part in California Coastal Cleanup Day 2013, with volunteers targeting Lost Lake Park and Sycamore Island.

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Examiner.com

Best diet for athletes: Paleo versus vegan versus high fat low carb debate

If you're an athlete, should you follow a high carb diet that's low in fat, a grain-free protein-rich Paleo diet, a plant-based diet or a high fat low carb ketogenic diet? The answer: Not even the experts know for sure.

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Knoxville News Sentinel

Cincinnati man wins grueling, 135-mile foot race

A Cincinnati man has won what is widely considered the most grueling race in all of running: a 135-mile slog outside California's Death Valley that makes a 26.2-mile marathon look like a light jog.

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Competitor Magazine

Gear Of The Week: ZZYXXZ Custom Reflective Apparel

About a quarter of the runners entered in the 135-mile Badwater Ultramarathon this year wore custom reflective tech T-shirts made by ZZYXXZ, including Ed Ettinghausen of Murrieta, Calif.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

Local TV Station KTVZ

Ashland man falls to death from Colorado peak

Authorities say an ultra-runner and hiker from Oregon was killed when he fell from a peak in southwest Colorado.

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Post and Courier

Hanahan triathlete Andy Balchin to brave "toughest race on Earth"

The day starts at the Norseman Xtreme Triathlon with a plunge int he waters of Hardangerfjord HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fjord" \o "Fjord" fjord, which are typically in the 50s.

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PezCycling News

Toolbox: Reflections on Race Across America

There is a growing world-wide calendar of endurance rides called Randeonneurs or brevets, and New England drivers can thank campaigning distance cyclists for their efforts in getting roads paved in the 1890s.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

International Business Times

Sony Android 4.4.4 and 4.4.2 KitKat: Pros and Cons on Upgrading Xperia Devices to New Firmware

But there are several advantages and disadvantages once the device has been updated to Xperia T2 Ultra running Android 4.4.2 KitKat allowing apps to be transferred to the microSD card which has been restricted by default.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

The News-Press

Quiet and humble, area ultra-runner is also legendaryQuiet and...

Quiet and humble, area ultra-runner is also legendary Retired dentist Sue Ellen Trapp set records, but talking about them is like pulling teeth Check out this story on news-press.com: http://newspr.es/1mR9aXG Retired dentist and hall-of-fame ultra-runner Sue Ellen Trapp set records, but getting this modest Buckingham resident to talk about them is ... (more)

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Vancouver Sun

Calgary runner makes history in world's toughest race

Calgary marathon runner Lorie Alexander during the gruelling 135-mile Badwater Ultramarathon.

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Mirror.co.uk

Commonwealth marathon runner swaps 20-a-day cigarette habit for top ten Games finish

Steven Way, 40, was once 16 stone, but celebrated with a pint after finishing tenth and achieving a personal best and a British veterans' record at the Glasgow Games A former 16 stone couch potato who smoked 20 fags a day ran the biggest race of his life today and celebrated by going to the pub.

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The Modesto Bee

Cincinnati man wins grueling, 135-mile foot race

Harvey Lewis finished first Tuesday at the Badwater 135 ultramarathon, with a time just shy of 24 hours, beating out nearly 100 other competitors from across the world, 14 of whom weren't able to finish.

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Medford Mail Tribune

Saijo captures win in 50 mile at Siskiyou Out Back

Katsu Saijo crossed the finish line at the Siskiyou Out Back, accepted awards and beverages with both hands, walked toward a gravel parking lot, cut left, backtracked, spun right and then ... ended up about where he began.

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

SFGate

Past the finish line: S.F. Marathon runners need a recovery plan

Karen Poole trains at Lake Mendocino, near Ukiah. She learned the hard way to plan a post-race recovery.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

KSL-TV

From burgers to 'Bloodiest Runner' award: Top 10 trail races in Utah

Thanks to the beauty, availability and diversity of varying landscapes, Utah provides many unique locations to host trail running races.

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