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Jim Walmsley Prepares for His Return to Western States

Jim Walmsley Prepares for His Return to Western States

Jim Walmsley is hoping to make amends for last year's wrong turn at Western States
After Cancer, Alison Chavez Tackled the Western States 100

After Cancer, Alison Chavez Tackled the Western States 100

Breast-cancer survivor Alison Chavez runs at the back of the pack, but she is a champion.
3 Epic Peak Linkups—And What They Say About Trail Running

3 Epic Peak Linkups—And What They Say About Trail Running

These peak-to-peak adventures show off the sport’s DIY side.

Timothy Olson's Return to Competition

Timothy Olson's Return to Competition

After no major wins since 2013, ultrarunner Timothy Olson is back in action.
Could Trail Running Be Your Church?

Could Trail Running Be Your Church?

Running and religion have more in common than we may realize.
Finding Camaraderie and Competition on the Trails

Finding Camaraderie and Competition on the Trails

Friendly competition at a local trail race produces lifelong friends.
Leor Pantilat Runs For the Love of Mountains

Leor Pantilat Runs For the Love of Mountains

In 2013, Leor Pantilat had established himself as one of the best trail racers in the country. Then, all of a sudden, he stopped.
Trail Runners Wear Many (Trucker) Hats

Trail Runners Wear Many (Trucker) Hats

One runner finds meaning in the excess race swag that fills her closet.
Searching for New Motivation on the Trails

Searching for New Motivation on the Trails

How my trail running got its groove back.
Film A Decade On Chronicles Brian Morrison's 10-Year Western States Journey

Film A Decade On Chronicles Brian Morrison's 10-Year Western States Journey

On his way to victory, Brian Morrison DNFed in the final meters of the 2006 Western States. Last year he returned and finished.

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