SPOT Gen3 – Review
Apr18

SPOT Gen3 – Review

SPOT was kind enough to allow us to test and review the new SPOT Gen3 (retail $150) GPS tracking device. This tracking system is not a GPS training watch, nor is it a navigation tool. Its purpose is to allow family and friends to track you along your route over a long period of time, along with sending customer messages and potential distress signals. With their new motion activated tracking system, your SPOT can now run significantly...

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Altra Olympus Review
Apr03

Altra Olympus Review

2014 is the year of max comfort shoes. Nearly every brand in specialty trail running is making a shoe with a significant stack height, but it can be said with confidence right here at the beginning of this article that no one is doing it quite like Altra. The long awaited and now highly coveted Olympus is on the market and literally off the shelves. We at TAUR pressed for the opportunity to perform a mass review and have had multiple...

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Rethink Running
Apr02

Rethink Running

Hi, Craig here, head of daily operations at TrailAndUltraRunning.com (TAUR). For those of you who are on Twitter and follow me (@ultracraig) you’ve probably noticed a little project of mine I’ve been working on in 2014. Each day I post a tweet titled “Rethink Running:”. In each of these tweets I share some simple insight into our world of trail and ultra running and what makes it and running special. My...

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Running Up For Air
Mar12

Running Up For Air

The world is littered with people who accomplish extraordinary things. Many, if not most, go unnoticed. They live out their lives subtly influencing the planet with no thought about getting anything in return. Their accomplishments make a statement and set a standard for the rest of us to live by. Rarer still are the people who can physically astound and inspire us, while at the same time set a higher standard of living. Jared...

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White Rim 100 – New FKT by Kelly Agnew
Mar09

White Rim 100 – New FKT by Kelly Agnew

Adventure running and the chasing of known FKTs (Fastest Known Times) has nearly become a sport all it’s own. Over the last 18 months there have been more new times set on different routes around the planet than can be counted in one article. Traditional racers are now becoming adventure runners and the standards for long trail runs are being set higher. Kelly Agnew, a prominent 100 mile racer recently turned his sights towards...

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