Ultramarathon
An ultramarathon, also called ultra distance, is any sporting event involving running and walking longer than the traditional marathon length of 42.195 kilometres (26.219 mi).There are two types ...
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What happens to your body during an ultramarathon
For some people, a 26.2-mile marathon just isn’t long enough. These athletes are turning to ultrarunning, a sport that not long ago was considered the reclusive, funky-smelling cousin of traditional r...
Marathon Des Sables: A Killer Race in the Sahara | When On Earth - Places to See, Things to Do, Gear to GetWhen On Earth – Places to See, Things to Do, Gear to Get
If you had enough of the usual marathon and seeking for a killer race, head to the Sahara for the annual Marathon des Sables. Carrying only a kit for your basic needs while running under the heat of t...
Ultramarathons: Is running 100 miles bad for your health?
Ultramarathons – races over 26.2 miles – have experienced an exponential surge in popularity over the past decade, as runners line up to push their bodies to the limit during races that sometimes boas...
Woman Runs for Three Days Straight
New Zealand ultramarathoner Kim Allan set a world record for the longest continuous run without sleep on Sunday. In 86 hours, 11 minutes, and 9 seconds, she completing 500 kilometers (310 miles) in...
Spartathlon
Spartathlon is a 246-kilometre (153 mi) ultramarathon race held annually in Greece since 1983 between Athens and Sparta.
The Spartathlon aims to trace the footsteps of Pheidippides, an Athe...
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Badwater Ultramarathon
The Badwater Ultramarathon describes itself as "the world's toughest foot race". It is a 135-mile (217 km) course starting at 282 feet (86 m) below sea level in the Badwater Basin, in Califo...
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Namibian ultra marathon
The Namibian 24h Ultra Marathon is a 24 hour ultramarathon that takes the participants through one of the oldest deserts on earth, the Namib Desert. The race is a 126 km, a distance equivalent to...
Antarctic Ice Marathon & 100k ultra race
The Antarctic Ice Marathon was established by Richard Donovan / Polar Running Adventures to enable marathon runners to complete a marathon on all seven continents. It also enables athletes to complete...
Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc
The Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc (also referred to as UTMB) is a single-stage mountain ultramarathon. It takes place once a year in the Alps, across France, Italy and Switzerland. The distance is approxi...
Race Across America
The Race Across America, or RAAM, is an ultramarathon bicycle race across the United States that started in 1982 as the Great American Bike Race. RAAM is one of the longest annual endurance events in ...
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Marathon des Sables
The Marathon des Sables (MdS, Marathon of the Sands, or Sahara Marathon) is a six-day, 251 km (156 mi) ultramarathon, which is the equivalent of six regular marathons. The longest single sta...
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Trans-Gaule
The Trans-Gaule is a trans-national ultramarathon the longest multiday race in France. It consists of eighteen stages in eighteen consecutive days with a total of 1,150 km, from Roscoff in the En...
Marathon Des Sables: A Killer Race in the Sahara | When On Earth - Places to See, Things to Do, Gear to GetWhen On Earth – Places to See, Things to Do, Gear to Get
If you had enough of the usual marathon and seeking for a killer race, head to the Sahara for the annual Marathon des Sables. Carrying only a kit for your basic needs while running under the heat of t...
Zane Grey Highline Trail 50 Mile Run
The Zane Grey Highline Trail 50 mile Endurance Run, known commonly as the Zane Grey 50, is a 50-mile (80 km) ultramarathon that takes place on the Highline Trail in the Tonto National Forest...
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Coast to Kosciuszko
Coast to Kosciuszko (C2K) is a 240 kilometres (150 mi) ultramarathon race run each December in New South Wales, Australia. The race commences at Twofold Bay (at sea level) and concludes at Mount ...
Hardrock Hundred Mile Endurance Run
The Hardrock Hundred Mile Endurance Run is an ultramarathon 100.5 miles (161.7 km) in length, with 33,000 feet (10,000 m) of climb at an average elevation of over 11,000 feet (3,400 m)....
Hardrock Hundred Mile Endurance Run - Wikipedia
JFK 50 Mile
The JFK 50 Mile or the JFK 50 Mile Memorial is an ultramarathon that takes place annually in Washington County, Maryland, USA. The first race was held on 30 March 1963, one of numerous 50-mile (80...
Blue Sky Marathon
The Blue Sky Marathon is a series of trail races held outside of Fort Collins, Colorado. The current lineup of races includes a half-marathon, a marathon, and a 50K.All races start in Horsetooth Mount...
7in7on7
7in7on7 was the name given to the world’s first attempt to run 7 ultra marathons (50 km) in 7 consecutive days on all 7 continents, starting in Antarctica. 4 runners, Oliver Dudley, Jack Jones, ...
Dartmoor Discovery
The Dartmoor Discovery is an ultramarathon run around Dartmoor in early June (recently the first Saturday in June). The race is entirely on roads. It starts and finishes in Princetown, famous as the h...
Mountain Masochist Trail Run
The Mountain Masochist Trail Run (MMTR50) is a 50 mile ultramarathon that winds it way through the Blue Ridge Mountains. The course begins at the James River Visitor Center, runners cover a short out...
Barry 40
The Barry 40 is the longest running annual ultramarathon in the UK. The 26th edition of the Annual Barry 40 Mile Track Race will be held at Jenner Park Stadium, Barry on Sunday 4 March 2012 and starts...
International Association of Ultrarunners
The International Association of Ultrarunners is the world governing body of race events longer than the marathon distance of 42.2 km. It regulates and sanctions the World Championships for various ul...
International Association of Ultrarunners - Wikipedia
Two Oceans Marathon
The Two Oceans Marathon is a 56km / 35-mile ultramarathon and 21km half-marathon held annually in Cape Town, South Africa on the Saturday of the Easter weekend. Known globally as "the world's most bea...
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Harz Run
The Harz Run (German: Harzquerung) is a fun run and walking event in the Harz mountains of Germany that has been organised since the 1970s by the Wernigerode Skiing Club (Skiklub Wernigerode 1911)...
Vermont 100 Mile Endurance Run
The Vermont 100 Mile Endurance Run ("Vermont 100") is a 100 mile (162 km) long ultramarathon held annually in July at Silver Hill Meadow in West Windsor, Vermont. It is one of the four 100 mile ...
Grand Union Canal 145 mile Race
The Grand Union Canal Race (GUCR) is an ultramarathon run from the centre of Birmingham to the centre of London along the Grand Union Canal. Competitors are required to complete the 145-mile (233 ...
Yukon Arctic Ultra
The Yukon Arctic Ultra is a series of non-stop multiday races that take place concurrently beginning in Whitehorse, Yukon at the beginning of February each year. The marathon, 100/300/430 mile races f...