Ultra Running

Guinness Was Right in Refusing To Validate Amy Hughes Treadmill Record

Much has been written about Amy Hughes, the woman who claimed to have run 520 miles on a treadmill in a week. She also claims to have run 53 marathons in 53 days. Her treadmill run would have been an...

The Most Infamous Ultra Cheater – A Look Back

As I write this, athletes are running (and walking) loops at Camelback Ranch in Glendale Arizona. They are competing in one of the various fixed timed events at Across The Years Multi-Day Running Festival (ATY). Two...

Benfered – Ultra Troll’s Harassment and False Accusations Continue

If you spend any time in any public running group on Facebook, you've probably come across "Jane Benfer".  Seemingly at random, "Jane" will fill up threads with the telltale laughing emoji, often at the most inappropriate of times. This...

In Contrast To ‘Everyone Gets a Medal’, The Barkley Marathons Stand Out.

The Barkley Marathons are the brainchild of Gary Cantrell, aka Lazarus Lake. He had the idea for the race after James Earl Ray escaped from the local penitentiary and only made it 8 miles in 55 hours. He thought...

Viral Beauty Pageant Winner Loses Ultra Crown After Disqualification

Maude Gorman was competing at The Miss Massachusetts Pageant. During the pageant, there was a comedy skit that included a joke that referenced #MeToo. Maude, a victim's rights advocate was offended and took a standby giving up her crown....

Robert Young’s “Fastest Crossing Across America” Attempt is Over

There has been quite a bit of controversy regarding Rob Young's attempted fastest crossing across America.That has been covered on letsrun.com in excruciating detail. In the early days of the run, Rob was posting world class mileage when compared...

More Disqualifications and Allegations Regarding Ultra Runner Kelly Agnew

In the aftermath of Kelly Agnew's disqualifications from Across The Years and the resulting publicity, there have been statements made by the races and sponsors.  Runners have come forward with their experiences through social media. Some were surprised by...

Fitness Pro Alyx Ulbrich Disqualified From Decaman USA

  Alyx is the owner of FirePower Fit and FirePower Apparel. Her profile below is from her website Firepowerbody.com Alyx is a Doctor of Naturopathy who's sole focus with her clients is a mind and body connection that heals the individual, while...

Analysis of Dallas Marathon and 50k Uncovers Serial Course Cutter

The BMW Dallas Marathon and 50K races were held on December 15th. Last year the 50k course was modified due to flooding concerns, and there were initially 5 runners in the top 15 that...

Maude Gorman’s History of Cheating Leads To Decisive Action By Races, Sponsors

More details have emerged regarding Maude Gorman's racing history. It has become clear that her racing accomplishments were a lie. She stood on podiums seemingly oblivious to the fact that she stole from those standing next to her or those that...
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