Rickey Gates on Trail Running, Traveling and Living the Dream

In a sport not lacking offbeat characters with exceptional endurance, Rickey Gates stands out.

Trail running’s Kerouac-quoting, motorcycle-riding ...


46 Days, 11 Hours, 20 Minutes

Breaking the Overall Appalachian Trail Record

A close family friend once told me, “If you don’t fail at something at least once, then you haven’t set your goals high enough.”


The Man Behind Ultramarathon Man

How Dean Karnazes Became the biggest celebrity in ultrarunning – and where he’s running next


Laurie and the Bear

A woman takes up trail running to overcome her fears

Laurie Simons was 30 miles into the 50-mile trail race called the Le Grizz Ultramarathon, near Glacier National Park, ...


A Shot in the Dark

A brush with death and return to the trails

Just one foot in front of the other," I tell myself. I had repeated this mantra on Sunday, August 21, 2005, as I started the Pikes Peak ...


Going Down Easy

Keeping pace with journalist and trail runner Jim Kravets

Jim Kravets is easy going. He makes all the going seem easy, even if he's running up and down rocky trails in the pitch dark ...

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