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Greg Soderlund, Longtime Western States Race Director, Dies at 68

Greg Soderlund, Longtime Western States Race Director, Dies at 68

Soderlund, who retired in 2013, had a transformative impact on the prestigious race and those who ran it
Athletes to Attempt First Winter Crossing of Hardrock Course

Athletes to Attempt First Winter Crossing of Hardrock Course

The four-person team will attack the 100-mile backcountry loop with skis, crampons and ice axes
Meet the 60-Year-Old Professor Running 100 Miles to Help Law-School Grads

Meet the 60-Year-Old Professor Running 100 Miles to Help Law-School Grads

Bob Adler, the dean of the University of Utah law school, hopes to help law students come out from under crushing debt

Utah Mourns Loss of Stephen Jones, Trail Runner Who Was “Unapologetically Himself”

Utah Mourns Loss of Stephen Jones, Trail Runner Who Was “Unapologetically Himself”

Jones died in an avalanche near Park City earlier this week
Beloved Oregon Runner Todd Ragsdale Found Dead After Trail Run

Beloved Oregon Runner Todd Ragsdale Found Dead After Trail Run

Friends remember Ragsdale as a competitive but fun-loving presence

After 30 Years of Gender Disparity, World Mountain Running Championships Weigh Change

After 30 Years of Gender Disparity, World Mountain Running Championships Weigh Change

The race seems likely to equalize distance and team size between men and women after a petition and social-media campaign by top U.S. athletes
Top Trail Runners Sign New Anti-Doping Pledge

Top Trail Runners Sign New Anti-Doping Pledge

In response to recent controversies over performance-enhancing drugs in the sport, a new website calls on trail runners to commit to "clean sport"
Zach Bitter Runs 100 Miles in 11:40, Setting New American Record

Zach Bitter Runs 100 Miles in 11:40, Setting New American Record

An age-group world record at 50K was also set at the Desert Solstice 24-hour Track Invitational this weekend
Should Gordy Ainsleigh, Ultra Pioneer, Have to Qualify for Western States?

Should Gordy Ainsleigh, Ultra Pioneer, Have to Qualify for Western States?

Debate continues over whether the first to run what became the famed Western States 100 should be granted a golden ticket
Lance Armstrong Wins Trail Race, Sparking Controversy

Lance Armstrong Wins Trail Race, Sparking Controversy

The disgraced cyclist's entry into trail racing provokes backlash and renewed debate over performance-enhancing drugs in the sport

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