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extreme trails

Addendum: anyone doubting my claim that extreme efforts presuppose an ‘outlier’ body, read Bryon Powell’s interview with Pete Kostelnick who just shattered the longstanding trans-USA record, running an average of more than 115k/day for a consecutive 42 days, 6 hours … Continue reading

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trends in trailrunning

Trends in trailrunning has been my subject in earlier posts (here and here). The question at stake in this post is how important the trails – read landscape, natural beauty – really are to the way it seems to be … Continue reading

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Barkley 100

It advertises itself as one of the worlds toughest 100-mile trail runs, it must be because the ratio of finishers to runners starting it beats anything else by a mile (about 1.5%). I like the humility of the ‘one of the’ … Continue reading

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