Trail Commentary

The results are in.  At least from a few revealing events that have transpired over the last couple of weeks.  Let’s start with what our burrowing Euro Bureau correspondent has to report.  The Skyrunner Series is officially finito.  The European Skyrunning Championships took place in Alicante, Spain on Saturday, November 5th with the Vertical Kilometer® …

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Kilian out duels De Gasperi to win 2011 Skyrunner Super Cup

In some international racing this weekend, Salomon Running continues its seasonal harvest of wins (Salomon might want to market an energy drink with the supportable claim that this stuff works!). At the 25thKinabalu Climbathon, Kilian Jornet Burgada made good on the back-and-forth battle between him and Marco De Gasperi.  Inside Trail had a strong inkling …

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Weekend Wrap at Inside Trail (Sept 23-25)

Though Inside Trail's passion lies with off-road competition and adventure, we cannot overlook outstanding performances in our cousin sport, road racing.  First, congratulations to Lizzy Hawker in her jaw-dropping run at the 2011 Commonwealth Mountain and Ultra Distance Running Championships 24 hour race in Llandudno (North Wales).  Just four weeks after winning the grueling UTMB, Lizzy …

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WMRC and IAU 100K World Championship Results and Wrap

Via Matt at Inside Trail's Euro Bureau:  Americans feeling this globalization bug that's going around. To reiterate:  What a spectacular weekend for Americans in Europe.  Max King and Kasie Enman shocked the world on Sunday (yeah even the loyal teammate, coach, prescient prognosticator, grandma or cousin Vinnie was fairly surprised) with individual gold medals at …

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Links and Thoughts on UTMB

As race reports and articles come across the wires, a clearer picture is coming into view; but that doesn't mean that additional questions aren't raised.  The difficulty of the scheduling changes, the course reroutes, the way in which organizers communicate to participants can cause frustration at varying levels.  Some handled it well (exceptionally well), like …

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2011 Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc Aftermath

Tim:  First, believe it or not, there were other events taking place this weekend, besides UTMB.  I have to mention Cascade Crest 100, where Rod Bien broke the course record set last year by fellow Oregonian, Jeff Browning.  Rod finished in 18:27.  Top woman finisher was Shawna Thompkins in 21:15.  Big props to those solid …

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2011 Pikes Peak, 2011 Leadville and Commentary

Today’s wrap on the weekend’s racing has to do more than simply report results and provide insight on how races unfolded.  Those details are certainly important and have been repeatedly shared over the past couple of days.  For example, the fact that 47 year-old Matt Carpenter made what amounts to a definitive move on Daryn …

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