ISSUE 130 / OCTOBER 2018


Kilian Smashes Bob Graham Record / Crowds flocked to the small town of Keswick in northern England on Sunday, July 8, to watch Kilian Jornet break the most famous and arguably the toughest record in British fell (mountain) running. By Claire Maxted

Wisdom / In life and ultras, Gunhild Swanson, 73, will not stop. By Claire Walla

Top Trail Race Bucket List / Eight iconic trail races, from 5K to 100 miles, that should be on your radar. By Brian Metzler

2018 Fall Shoe Review / Seven Sweet RidesOur choices for this season’s top trail runners. By Megan Janssen



editor’s note

making tracks / Mirna Valerio confronts stereotypes
with every step. By Brooke Stephenson

run amok / Awards for the rest of us. By Doug Mayer

last gasp / One is the new 100 miles.  By Yitka Winn


favorite trail

great escapes / Smack-dab in a ational park, the town of Hot Springs, Arkansas, is an unknown trail-running destination. By Jamie Siebrase

everyman’s exposed


training / 5 things you can do for healthier feet. By Julie McGee

trail tips / Power of habit—heed the advice of these five successful trail runners. By Clint Cherepa

nutrition / As you ramp up your training, you will need to eat more, and at the right times. By Kylee Schuler

ask the coach / Heat-training efficacy. Are you ready to run
an ultramarathon? By David Roche