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Ultrarunner Sally McRae Doesn’t Make Excuses

Jennie Nunn / March 12, 2018

Ultrarunner Sally McRae sets her alarm clock for 4 a.m. every day. And, she never hits the snooze button. “As soon as you start listing off excuses, you’re doomed,” says the California–based mother of two who lays out her workout clothes nightly beneath a sign that says, “No Excuses.” “So tell your brain to ‘shut […]

How to Deal With Nature’s Elements on Ultras

Hal Koerner / March 6, 2018

This excerpt comes from Hal Koerner’s Field Guide to Ultrarunning, a comprehensive handbook to running 30 to 100 miles and beyond, written by Hal Koerner, one of the most experienced and recognized athletes in ultrarunning. Few ultras are held in urban environments; the vast majority of routes run through natural settings where the scenery helps inspire you […]

At 52, Colleen De Reuck Prepares for Grueling Comrades Marathon

Riƫl Hauman / May 26, 2016

(c) 2016 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved. Used with permission.  The Comrades Marathon is no stranger to Colleen De Reuck. The U.S. distance star grew up in a “Comrades house” – father Frank Lindeque ran it 15 times and brother Colin earned a top-10 spot in 1995—and she spent most years along the route […]