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2 hrs ago | 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.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

Blacktown Sun

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.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

Hispanic Business

Houston Runner One of Six from Texas Set to Run 135 Miles Through America's Harshest Terrain

And to track him along the course, HCSS is installing one of their GPS units, a product he helped design, on his crew's van to follow his progress in real time.

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Waterloo Chronicle

Kinship abounds in ultra running

With this in mind, I offer my utmost respect to Steven Parke, Mitch Free, Patrick Campbell, Elise Maguire, Dale Draaistra, Clay Williams, Byron Guptill, and the many other ultra runners they represent.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

Canada.com

Calgarian becomes first woman to complete hat-trick of ultra-marathons

As Calgary marathon runner Lorie Alexander approached the 91-mile marker at Time Station 6 she saw in front of her the sun rise over the desert hills and behind her a painful night of running.

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The Press-Enterprise

MurrietaBADWATER RACE: Inland runners challenge limits in 135-mile race

The first group of Badwater ultramarathon runners crossed the finish line Tuesday after logging 135 miles, enduring temperatures in the upper 90s and adding a new collection of blisters to their feet.

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Gazette Series

Athletics: Dursley trio take on Stones Ultra Marathon in aid of Cammpaign4Rob

THREE intrepid Dursley Running Club members joined another three runners from B&W Equine Vets in the 2014 Race to the Stones Ultra Marathon.

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Pressat

Carphone Warehouse challenge raises vital cash to support young people in crisis

Participants have been raising money for Get Connected , the UK's free, confidential helpline service supporting vulnerable young people in the UK.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

Scoop

Strong start for Glenn Sutton at Badwater 135

Dunedin ultra endurance athlete Glenn Sutton makes a strong start at Badwater 135 Ultramarathon being staged out of Lone Pine, California, today.

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Examiner.com

Tips from the Guiness Book of World Records Marathon Runner: Parvenah

Imagine your typical week of training... for some it may be a few days of heated yoga, cardio, or weight training.

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

Denver Post

Endurance run a remarkable way to bring "family" together

Amanda Grimes, center, with yellow shirt around waist, poses with pacers, crew and friends after finishing the 100.5-mile Hardrock 100 Endurance Run on July 13, 2014, in the San Juan Mountains in Silverton, Colorado.

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Sat Jul 19, 2014

Lake Cowichan Gazette

Max King, Anne-Marie Madden win TrailStoke

After 54 kilometres and about 3,000 vertical of climbing, Max King and Anne-Marie Madden emerged triumphant at the first ever TrailStoke race at Revelstoke Mountain Resort.

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Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Hudson native to take on 'Broken Skull Challenge'

Jeff Rondina estimates that he has run about 100 races - ranging from a mile to an ultramarathon over 75 kilometers, and including a "survival run" in Nicaragua - on roads, trails, mountains and obstacle courses.

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

NBC Chicago

Eating on the Ultra Run

The 39th Street aid station at the 2012 Chicago Lakefront 50M/50K Race. Jeffery Lung worked the event as a volunteer.

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CBC News

Vancouver ultramarathoner Adam Campbell gets thrown by lightning, finishes race in third place

Adam Campbell was laughing on July 11, 2014, after being knocked down by lightning during a Colorado ultramarathon, and still finishing third.

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Thu Jul 17, 2014

Vancouver Sun

Vancouver ultrarunner says he was hit by lightning in 100-mile Colorado race

Firefighters continued to be on high alert across B.C. Wednesday, as at least one wildfire doubled in size Tuesday, the flames fanned by the hot and dry winds.

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The Fresno Bee

Death Valley not in route, but Badwater 135 still a grueling test

Badwater 135 Ultramarathon officials rerouted the 135-mile course entirely outside of Death Valley National Park after the park suspended all athletic events.

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Wed Jul 16, 2014

Scoop

Kiwi Glenn Sutton ready for the world's toughest footrace

The Badwater 135 Ultramarathon is dubbed the world's toughest footrace for good reason: it's 217km of endurance running in temperatures expected to be in the early 40 C range.

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Newsday

VIDEO: Hazel's baton run inspires the visually impaired

The ultra-runner, who last year became the first blind person to run the Glasgow to Edinburgh double marathon, was born with a degenerative eye condition and lost her sight completely in 2007.

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Tue Jul 15, 2014

Sun-Star

Support crew: the unsung heroes of Ultramarathons

THE ultramarathon scene in Cebu has certainly gotten tougher each year. Back in 2011 when my husband, Rodney, debuted in this sport, running a 65-kilometer footrace seemed preposterous.

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