Chances are you’ve never heard of Bishop. While its more famous neighbor to the northwest, Mammoth Lakes (a training haven for elites like Meb Keflezighi), may overshadow this remote Eastern Sierra enclave, Bishop…

Tim Tollefson Will Run for Donuts // REI Co-op Journal

Tim Tollefson, 32, was injured and undertrained going into the Transgrancanaria Ultra Marathon last spring. “I expected a death march, but it turned into more of a death march than I ever could…

Camille Herron Becomes First American to Win Comrades in 20 Years // Runner’s World

For Camille Herron, the Comrades Marathon in South Africa was more than just a climb to the finish—it was the culmination of a lifetime of uphill challenges that gave her the fortitude to…

Mountain Man: A Shift From Roads to Trails Elevated Tim Tollefson’s Career // Runner’s World

So many spectators wanted to high-five Tim Tollefson, a pro ultrarunner from Mammoth Lakes, California, at last summer’s Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc that he almost forgot to cross the finish line. Trail-running fans—who are…

Des Linden: Boston Marathon Prep in a Record-Breaking Mammoth Lakes Winter // Mammoth Cribs Endurance Blog

Two-time Olympic marathoner Desiree Linden arrived in Mammoth Lakes in early January. Her plan: to run easy miles at altitude in preparation for Boston Marathon training. Winter was in full swing in the…

How One Trail Runner Helps the NPS Study Wildlife // REI Co-op Journal

Keith Boden suits up in a lightweight long sleeve shirt, pants, and hiking boots. In his pack, he carries food and water and camera equipment, which can sometimes weigh up to 40 pounds….

How to Train for a Road Race on the Trails // REI Co-op Journal

Tired of pounding pavement? Head to the trails. When my training schedule calls for 16 miles, I pull out a box of trail maps and begin plotting a route. The Ansel Adams and John…

What Happens After Countries Finally Start Sending Women to the Olympics // VICE Sports

Has the growing female participation in the Olympics from countries like Saudi Arabia and Brunei had a meaningful impact at home, or it is just a gesture for a global audience? Sarah Attar…

A New Contender for Dirtiest Race in History // VICE Sports

Shannon Rowbury stepped to the starting line of London’s Olympic Stadium four years ago with one goal: to win a medal for the United States at the 2012 Summer Games. It was the…

When Bobbi Gibb Crashed the Boston Marathon and Blazed a Trail for Women // VICE Sports

Dressed in her brother’s hooded sweatshirt and Bermuda shorts to disguise her femininity, Roberta Gibb hid in a forsythia bush on Hopkinton Street near the start line of the Boston Marathon. After the…

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