The Casual Champion

Superlatives and mixed opinions chase Karl Meltzer. His response? "Whatever, man."


Cave Man

Scientist and wanna-be astronaut Jut Wynne makes time for trails

J.Judson "Jut" Wynne is often crawling on his belly, rappelling into deep holes or squeezing through rock passages ...


It's Never Sane with James

Rainshadow Running events lure you in with beer, bluegrass and longer-than-advertised races

To know James Varner is to know his donkey-like laugh. To know one of the 12 Washington- and Oregon-based trail races that ...


Toward the Rising Sun

Shaun Martin keeps running tradition alive in the Navajo Nation

The Arizona wind swirls dust around us and the trail-side bushes quiver with sleepy snakes just waking up for spring ...


Second Chance

Cancer survivor Serena Wilcox's enthusiasm unites Vermont trail-running community

At 10:56 p.m. on July 17, Serena Wilcox, 31, crossed the finish line at the Vermont 100 ...


Just Kilian

The Spaniard Kilian Jornet is taking the trail-running world by storm. A self-described "mountaineer," the 23-year-old takes a surprisingly Zen approach to distance trail running.

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