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Monday Morning Motivation: The Distance

Jim Walmsley

The Distance is a short film from TRUE MVMNT about ultrarunner Jim Walmsley. He’s quickly risen through the ranks of trail running, blowing past old records on his way. Walmsley knows the importance of listening to your mind and body during training. From the food he eats to the trails he runs, Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation: Running the Squamish 50

Squamish 50

The Squamish 50 is an iconic trail race held in beautiful Squamish, B.C. Canada. With 11,000 feet of elevation in the coastal forests of western Canada, Salomon athletes Anna Frost, Dakota Jones, and Anne-Marie Madden take the challenge.   Squamish 50 -50M race start Gary Robbins (Race director, Salomon athlete): Who Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation: Running the Leadville 100

Still from Moments at Elevation

The Leadville 100 is an iconic race for ultrarunners. Moments at Elevation, from filmmaker Isaiah Jay, explores the spirit, struggle, and magic that empowers hopefuls across the finish line. Isaiah follows four endurance athletes from Colorado’s Adrenalin Project.   Athletes: Maggie Walsh, Luke Jay, Casey Hill, Jason Michalak   Transcript Just being able to have no commitments, Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation: Running Across California

Running across California a film about Ali Butler Glenesk

“Go do something crazy.” That’s the spirit driving Ali Butler Glenesk, a runner who woke up one morning and hatched the ultimate challenge for herself: Become the fastest known woman to run across her home state of California. What did that mean exactly? Running 262 miles in 10 days east Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation: Rory Bosio

Rory Bosio

This morning’s motivation is brought to you courtesy of ultrarunner Rory Bosio. Rory is an American athlete who specialises in ultra-trail runs. She won the 2013 and 2014 editions of Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc and the Lavaredo Ultra-Trail in 2014. She ran her first 1-mile race at the age of 8 and in Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation: Rhythm

© Ron Braselton. Joe Grant stands atop 14,275-foot Torreys Peak

We may call Joe Grant a “runner guy,” but honestly, those words fail to give a true notion of what he actually does. Joe Grant heads into the mountains for a lot more than running. What he finds out there, high among the craggy peaks, is what he likes to Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation: Racing the Tide

Dylan Bowman looks out over the ocean

California’s Lost Coast trail may be one of the few in the country to actually disappear during high tide. That didn’t stop ultrarunner and Red Bull athlete Dylan Bowman from running the 55 miles from Usal Beach, the trail’s southern terminus, to Mattole Beach in just over 11 hours. Locally, Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation: Jim Walmsley

Jim Walmsley running against a backdrop of mountains

From 9MindAsylum, “Lighting The Fire: Wrong Turns” tells the story of Jim Walmsley’s eventful start in the sport of ultrarunning. Jim Walmsley was honourably discharged from the Air Force and had several bouts of severe depression. He turned to running to get his life back on track. He moved to Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation: Killian Jornet

Kilian Jornet

Do you have a head for heights? This inspirational video is by Spanish ultrarunner Killian Jornet: I’m scared of heights, but this video has inspired me to get out of my comfort zone this week. Read more about Kilian Jornet There’s lots of information (and videos) about Kilian available online. Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation – Doyle Carpenter

Doyle Carpenter finishing a race.

It’s a short one this week. What could be more inspirational than reading about Doyle Carpenter, a pensioner, WINNING an ultramarathon: 77 year old wins two-day ultramarathon Thank you to everyone who’s voted for Fat Girl to Ironman so far – there’s still time to cast your vote in The 2018 Read more…