The Surf Coast Century ultra marathon is gearing up for its 12th edition this Saturday, September 16, 2023 in Anglesea, Victoria. With an impressive 1300 participants, the event has firmly established itself as a must-do ultra trail marathon in Australia, drawing elite runners and relay teams from around the country.
At a youthful 30, Dora Atim has become a trailblazer in the ultrarunning realm. She transcends conventional labels, embodying a spirit of transformation and inspiration that sets her apart as a modern-day hero. Her courage in addressing often-ignored issues within sports makes her a powerful advocate for marginalized voices, particularly in the realm of athletics.
Two thrilling new races in China and Mauritius are being added to the UTMB World Series, which is known for its difficult ultrarunning challenges. The organizers of this international series have hinted that there will be further fascinating advancements that have yet to be revealed. In 2024, there will be a total of 38 events spread across Europe, the Americas, Asia, Oceania, and Africa.
Chamonix, France - In the world of trail running, an awe-inspiring spectacle unfolded on the afternoon of September 2, as Jim Walmsley and Courtney Dauwalter etched their names in history at the renowned Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc (UTMB) in Chamonix, France. Their remarkable achievements were celebrated with exuberant cheers from the crowd, surpassing even the stirring strains of Vangelis's "Conquest of Paradise," the official UTMB theme.
The highly awaited 171-kilometer Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc (UTMB) event on September 1 is gearing up to showcase a selection of premier athletes seeking to leave their mark. However, the roster has been dealt a blow with the absence of Kilian Jornet, a distinguished four-time champion and the current record holder for the course. Jornet took to his social media channels on Thursday to reveal that an ongoing injury has dashed his hopes of gracing this year's competition.
London will witness the end of an era as four-time Olympic gold medallist, Sir Mo Farah, officially declares his retirement from competitive athletics. After a stellar career that saw him triumph in the 5,000m and 10,000m events, the iconic distance runner has chosen to bid farewell to the sport with a final race in London on September 3, followed by his ultimate race on September 10.
The excitement surrounding the 2023 World Athletics Championships takes an unexpected turn as doubts emerge over the participation of reigning 800m Olympic champion, Athing Mu. With her sights set on defending her title at the Paris 2024 Olympics, Mu is seriously considering skipping the prestigious world event to prioritize focused training.
In a season marked by awe-inspiring triumphs, ultrarunner extraordinaire Courtney Dauwalter has emerged as the trailblazing star. After rewriting the record books at both the Western States Endurance Run in California's Olympic Valley and the demanding Hardrock 100 in Colorado's Silverton, Dauwalter is gearing up for one final show-stopping feat before summer's end—the prestigious Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc (UTMB).
A momentous event in the world of endurance running is set to take place in Chamonix, France, this August - the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc (UTMB). Known worldwide for its exhilarating challenges, this remarkable week-long affair draws nearly 10,000 spirited runners from all corners of the globe, vying to test their mettle in seven distinct races that exemplify human determination and resilience.
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.