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Seattle Met - An Ultramarathoner Is Running Every Street in Her Seattle Neighborhood

Seattle Met - An Ultramarathoner Is Running Every Street in Her Seattle Neighborhood

Nov 19 2020   IN A WORLD free of travel restrictions, Beth Whitman would be in Antarctica right now, trekking over ice and snow in the last of four 250-kilometer races. Whitman planned to complete the 4 Deserts Ultramarathon Series, which, over the course of the year, would take her to Namibia, Mongolia, Chile, and finally the Antarctic Peninsula.

Channel NewsAsia - Train in Singapore, run in Mongolia: The 58-year-old CEO who does ultra-marathons

Channel NewsAsia - Train in Singapore, run in Mongolia: The 58-year-old CEO who does ultra-marathons

Nov 11 2020    From Antarctica to Kazakhstan, Singapore-based Alain Esseiva has travelled to these exotic corners of the planet just to run exceedingly long distances.

THE SPORTSMAN : Seven Days, 155 Miles, -49C Temperatures: Welcome To ‘The Last Desert’

THE SPORTSMAN : Seven Days, 155 Miles, -49C Temperatures: Welcome To ‘The Last Desert’

Nov 07 2020   The race in Antarctica is the most extreme of tests. Antarctica: the driest, the windiest, and of course the coldest on the planet. You aren’t attempting a mere 26.2 miles. You are pursuing 155, your body heat generating the sheer antithesis of what the elements are trying to inflict upon you.

Michelle Murphy Conquers RacingThePlanet: Patagonia 2017

Michelle Murphy Conquers RacingThePlanet: Patagonia 2017

Oct 05 2020   Read about Michelle Murphy's heroic journey which is tougher than most, including battling cancer, and ultra-marathons. 

CANADIAN RUNNING: Five times animals jumped into running races

CANADIAN RUNNING: Five times animals jumped into running races

Sep 20 2020    Every now and then, runners are treated to mid-race visits from surprise four-legged guests

Technology for blind runners to run solo trialed in the Namib Race

Technology for blind runners to run solo trialed in the Namib Race

Sep 03 2020   Simon Wheatcroft was the first blind person to attempt to run the Namib Race by himself. Usually, blind runners compete tethered to a sighted running guide. Wheatcroft wears a Wayband on his wrist -- a device that uses super-precise GPS to direct the wearer with small vibrations. He has stacked up an impressive running resume. being he was the first blind person to attempt the 155-mile 4 Deserts Marathon in Namibia solo in 2016.

Global Custodian Stories: Bryan Murphy

Global Custodian Stories: Bryan Murphy

Aug 24 2020   The desert race series is considered by TIME Magazine as one of the top 10 endurance competitions in the world, but this didn’t put off Bryan Murphy, global head of intermediaries client coverage at Citi. Here, Murphy takes us through his epic adventures through the Atacama, Gobi and Namibian deserts and a gruelling final leg in Antarctica.

SCMP - How to recover between runs on a multi-day stage race or long training sessions

SCMP - How to recover between runs on a multi-day stage race or long training sessions

Aug 18 2020   Recovery is important so you are able to push yourself day after day and achieve your goal, whether it’s a 250km stage race or back-to-back training sessions 

InYourArea - Former Royal Marine to run double marathon across Kent and Sussex for cancer charity

InYourArea - Former Royal Marine to run double marathon across Kent and Sussex for cancer charity

Aug 13 2020   After completing the 217-mile Atacama Crossing in Chile, he is unphased by the prospect of tackling the South Downs and Ashdown Forest

Outside: Running Blind Through the Valley of Death

Outside: Running Blind Through the Valley of Death

Aug 06 2020   Aniceto Almeida rode his bike more than 3,000 miles to the Atacama Crossing desert race without an entry spot. Vladmi Virgilio, a blind ultrarunner, showed up without a guide. Both trusted that it would all work out.

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