Matthew Van Horn atop Frary peak, Antelope Island, Utah

Matt Van Horn to Run His 7th Wasatch 100 at 50-Years Old, Hopes to Earn Personal Best Time

September 09, 2021 1 Comment

He’s 50 years old, but age is just a number, and how one lives life is merely a state of mind.

If you have ever met Matt Van Horn, you know a truer statement has never been written. And on September 10, he will prove that statement once again by tackling the prestigious Wasatch Front 100-mile Endurance Run. The goal he has set for himself is to run the course faster than he ever has before.

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Helgi Olafson to Link All Courses in the Triple Crown of 200’s in 2,850-Mile Journey for a Cause

Helgi Olafson to Link All Courses in the Triple Crown of 200’s in 2,850-Mile Journey for a Cause

August 12, 2021 245 Comments

On August 13, Helgi Olafson of Pompano Beach, Florida, will not only attempt to complete the 650-mile Triple Crown of 200’s, but he has the goal of connecting each of the three races by foot over a span of 61 days, totaling 2,850 miles.

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According to Olafson, this journey will serve many purposes: one being to bring attention to ankylosing spondylitis, which is something he has battled for the past 20 years.

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“I Want to See You” - Discovering Yourself Through the Cocodona 250

“I Want to See You” - Discovering Yourself Through the Cocodona 250

June 23, 2021 30 Comments

I was deep in my unknown zone, never having run more than 100 miles at once before. The music invigorated me, maybe a little too much. My husband and pacer at the time compared me to his childhood pitbull Liam, pulling on the leash with a goofy grin, tongue out, until I’d need to crash under a shaded ponderosa pine for a ten minute trail nap. The excitement was nearly impossible to contain. When I wanted to run, I ran.
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Michael McKnight on FKT record setting run of Colorado Trail

Feature Film - From Broken to Breaking: The Colorado Trail FKT

June 08, 2021 207 Comments

500 miles in just over seven and a half days - 7 days, 13 hours, 16 minutes and 15 seconds to be exact. Check out the feature film "From Broken to Breaking" of ultrarunner Mike McKnight as he set the FKT - Fastest Known Time on the Colorado Trail September 20, 2020.
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Maggie Guterl, First Place Female Finisher of Cocodona 250 Says She ‘never considered quitting’

Maggie Guterl, First Place Female Finisher of Cocodona 250 Says She ‘never considered quitting’

May 24, 2021 101 Comments

250 miles in central Arizona. In the heat of day. In the dark of the night.

250 miles of constant forward motion that sometimes feels motionless.

250 miles of grit and pain and despair and elation, to the ultimate of elation all the way to the finish line.

250 miles.

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Arlington Cemetery with flag and soldier silhouette

The Memorial Day Tradition

May 24, 2021 1 Comment

Many Americans are making a point to have fun on Memorial day and remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

Read this article for a brief overview of how the Holiday came to be.

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Jesse Morton-Langehaug holding first-place trophy at Moab 240 finish line

Jessi Morton-Langehaug wins Moab 240 with help from daughter, hopes to podium again at Cocodona 250

April 19, 2021 216 Comments

It was nearly 100 miles into the Moab 240, and Jessi Morton-Langehaug saw something laying on the trail. It was a quartzite rock that shimmered in sunlight. “Olive would like this,” she thought as she picked it up and put it in her 20-pound pack.

For the next several miles, she would carry that rock she handpicked for her 6-year-old daughter. Little did she know that the rock would be a metaphor for the 140 miles ahead, and that all that it represented would eventually lead her to a first-place finish.
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The Benefits of Unplugging and Going Outdoors In Utah

The Benefits of Unplugging and Going Outdoors In Utah

April 07, 2021

We’re told if something’s not working, unplug it and plug it back in again. That advice can work for people, as well. Spending too much time indoors looking at a screen could be causing eye strain, headaches, and extra stress.
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Phillip Lowry crosses finish line triumphantly at 2020 Moab 240

Philip Lowry Takes Fifth at Moab 240 with Help of Wife Who Has Breast Cancer

March 01, 2021

In October 2019, Philip Lowry of Sandy, Utah completed what very few have done: the Triple Crown of 200’s, which takes in three-200 plus-mile races in the space of eight weeks. The experience left him wanting to do it again, and he looked forward to completing the feat in 2020. But, 2020 had other plans for Lowry and his family.
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Lisa Roberts standing on overlook of Grand Canyon Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim R2R2R trail

Lisa Roberts: Pro Triathlete Turned Record-Breaking Ultrarunner

February 02, 2021 316 Comments

Team Kogalla athlete Lisa Roberts has been an athlete most of her life. Her competitive running background has enabled her record-setting ultramarathon debut.
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The Utah Brawl 300

The Utah Brawl 300

August 06, 2020 77 Comments

Three men run 300 miles through the Bear River and Wasatch Mountain ranges in new BRAWL event to benefit paraplegic athlete. BRAWL - Bear River And Wasatch Linkup.

 

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Nine traits that’ll keep you calm in a life-threatening situation

Nine traits that’ll keep you calm in a life-threatening situation

July 28, 2020 182 Comments

Mental toughness is the first line of defense when you’re faced with death.
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