Ultrarunning

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‘I don’t want this to end’: runner hits Melbourne after covering length of Australia in 150 consecutive marathons
Erchana Murray-Bartlett reaches end of epic journey from ‘tip to toe’ of Australia – smashing women’s record for consecutive daily marathons

Donna Lu

15, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Running the Mont Blanc ultra, the world’s most famous trail race
With its dizzying ridges and stunning views, Mont Blanc is home to some of the world’s best trail running

Adharanand Finn

20, Nov, 2022 @7:00 AM

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‘A run for a mate’: Kevin Sinfield’s seven ultramarathons in seven days
Rugby league great honours former teammate Rob Burrow on day two of his challenge in aid of MND charities

Mark Brown North of England correspondent

14, Nov, 2022 @7:43 PM

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‘An inordinate impact’: climate crisis leaves its footprint on trail running | Jo Khan
Trail running events have rapidly expanded in the last decade but extreme weather is casting a shadow on the sport

Jo Khan

06, Nov, 2022 @4:30 PM

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How hyper-local forecasts can improve safety on mountains
New models explain conditions that led to 21 runners dying at China event, and could help improve accuracy of future forecasts

Kate Ravilious

25, Aug, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Laurence Brophy obituary
Other lives: Community worker and fundraiser in South Wales who ran ultra-marathons in the Sahara and Atacama deserts in his late 70s

John Dunford

26, Jul, 2022 @5:12 PM

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The Barkley Marathons: the hellish 100-mile race with 15 finishers in 36 years
Participants in the Tennessee race must negotiate extreme temperatures, wild terrain and more than 50,000 feet of accumulated ascent

Sophie Ranson

28, Jun, 2022 @8:00 AM

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John Kelly breaks record for scaling all 214 Wainwright fells in the Lake District
37-year-old data scientist completed feat many walkers see as a lifetime challenge in five and a half days

Helen Pidd North of England editor

09, May, 2022 @5:34 PM

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Weatherwatch: how forecasting played role in ultramarathon disaster
Safety warnings were not issued before tragedy in which 21 runners died in Gansu, China

David Hambling

07, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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‘They’re a little crazy’: the ultramarathon runners crossing Death Valley – in a drought
A hundred runners are picked each year for the 135-mile race. This time the climate was especially brutal

Erin McCormick in San Francisco

23, Jul, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Sabrina Verjee sets record for running 214 Wainwright peaks in less than six days
The British ultrarunner Sabrina Verjee shattered the record for completing all of the Lake District’s 214 Wainwright peaks in less than six days

Sean Ingle

17, Jun, 2021 @10:49 AM

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‘These races are epic’: why ultrarunning is soaring in popularity
The events can be gruelling and even dangerous, yet more and more people are signing up

Jessica Murray

14, Jun, 2021 @9:23 AM

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