The seventh edition of the Margaret River Ultra Marathon will take place next weekend on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th May 2024 in south-west Western Australia with a sold-out field of ultra runners to hit the trails.
American ultrarunner Courtney Dauwalter once again asserted her dominance in the world of ultrarunning with a resounding victory in the women's race at the Mt. Fuji 100. Not only did she clinch the top spot in the women's category, but she also finished an impressive third overall, closely trailing behind the Chinese duo of Guomin Deng and Qin Guidu.
With three victories at the Western States and a recent triumph at the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc (UTMB), ultrarunner Jim Walmsley is eyeing a remarkable milestone: conquering both prestigious races in a single year.
The Golden Trail World Series commenced its thrilling journey in Kobe, Japan, igniting the global trail-running community with excitement and anticipation. The event showcased a formidable assembly of athletes, setting the stage for an electrifying competition.
This Friday, the highly anticipated Mount Fuji 100 race kicks off, marking the start of an epic journey for 3,400 participants around Japan's majestic peak. Established in 2012, the Mount Fuji 100, formerly known as UTMF, is renowned as a groundbreaking ultra-trail event in Japan. Covering approximately 166 kilometers and boasting over 7,000 meters of elevation gain, the course winds its way through roads, trails, and forests beneath the iconic symbol of Japan. Alongside the main race, the Kai loop offers a challenging 70-km route with 3,500 meters of elevation gain.
Jasmin Paris, the trailblazing woman who recently completed the grueling Barkley Marathons, now wears her battle scars with pride. Despite enduring tendonitis, swollen feet, and a web of itchy cuts, she crossed the finish line triumphantly.
Russ Cook, popularly known as the Hardest Geezer, has achieved an extraordinary milestone: completing a grueling journey spanning the entire length of Africa. After almost a year of traversing deserts, mountains, and forests across 16 countries, Cook, a 27-year-old adventurer from Worthing, has conquered a remarkable 16,300-kilometer trek, exceeding 385 marathons.
Amidst the spotlight on the remarkable achievements of the five runners who conquered this year's Barkley Marathons, the impressive display of resilience by Damian Hall at Frozen Head State Park in Tennessee deserves equal recognition.
Courtney Dauwalter made headlines with her awe-inspiring performance at the renowned Western States 100-Mile Race, setting a new course record in the women's division. Dauwalter's incredible display of strength and endurance surpassed the previous leading time by an astonishing 80 minutes, leaving spectators in awe of her remarkable feat. In a historic moment, Tom Evans, a former soldier, etched his name in the annals of British running by becoming the first-ever Briton to claim victory in the men's event.
On Good Friday 29th of March, 2024, at 5:50 am, starting in Albany, Shane Johnstone, an ultra-runner, will embark on an awe-inspiring quest to tackle the Bibbulmun Track in Western Australia with the ambitious goal of completing it in under 10 days, aiming to establish a new Fastest Known Time (FKT) record. This endeavor will see Shane running an average of over 100 kilometers per day on undulating technical trail, showcasing the epitome of human determination and perseverance.