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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.
5 hrs ago
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.
Wed Jul 30, 2014
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sun Jul 27, 2014
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)
Calgary runner makes history in world's toughest race
Calgary marathon runner Lorie Alexander during the gruelling 135-mile Badwater Ultramarathon.
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.
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.
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.
Sat Jul 26, 2014
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.
Fri Jul 25, 2014
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.
Los Angeles Times
Two legs and many hands on the grueling Badwater route
Every mile, a gold Chrysler minivan waited for Lisa Smith-Batchen. It carried her pit crew, armed with water spray bottles, wet towels, body cream, calorie-dense food, new shoes and bags of ice.
Thu Jul 24, 2014
Turia's talk a lesson in resilience
Inspiration: Turia Pitt addresses Rooty Hill High School students on the eve of her 27th birthday.n Picture: Gary Warrick The ultramarathon runner and engineer survived burns to 70 per cent of her body while competing at an event in Western Australia's Kimberley region in 2011.