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Author: Pieter Steyn

15 Hours | with Ann Trason

Arguably the greatest American ultrarunner of all time, Ann Trason won an unprecedented 14 times at the Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run while winning and setting course records at many other ultra races. But instead of embracing her incredible feats, particularly in the 80-90’s, a naturally introverted and modest Ann prefers to discuss the joy she feels on the trails and “competing with herself” versus those that toed the line with her. In this 3rd edition of “15 Hours” we follow the great Ann Trason on a day spent camping in the mountains of Bishop hiking in the High Sierras along with her dog. She opens up and shares her thoughts about her competitive years, why she shies away from the spotlight, her love of Western States and her thoughts on her portrayal in the best selling book “Born to Run”. ___________ Filmed by: Billy Yang Twitter: @BillyYang Instagram: @BillyYangFilms Facebook: Facebook.com/BillyYangFilms...

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From Squaw to Auburn | My Western States 100 Race

On June 27, 2015 I toed the line at the race of my dreams: the Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run from Squaw Valley to Auburn. Here is my personal account of that day and all the people that helped me rally to the finish line. It wasn’t the day I had envisioned in my head in the days, weeks and months leading up to it, but it was still the experience of a lifetime. Thank you to all that helped encourage me along on that journey. Film by: Billy Yang Shot by: Joel Silva Crew/Pacers: Josh Spector, Jimmy Dean...

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PRESS – Lesotho Ultra Trail 2015

Lesotho Ultra Trail 2015, Africa’s first Ultra SkyMarathon®, established itself further as one of Southern Africa’s premiere trail races this past weekend. Hosted at the tranquil Maliba Lodge in Tsehlanyane National Park, this year’s event attracted a field of 160 athletes for the final race of the South African Skyrunner® Series. Sponsored by The North Face and Metropilitan Lesotho, the race was described as world class by many of its participants. Trail legends Lucky Miya, Bruce Arnett, Quintin Honey and Gaizka Baranano (ESP) worked hard in the early stages of the race to keep local Basotho runner, Tsokolo Moahavi...

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How many times can you Quit? #UTCT

I always think that you will never be a failure until the day you decide to quit. That day when you decide to let yourself off the hook and sacrifice your goal for comfort is the day that you can label yourself as a failure. This year started out quite good with my Comrades preparation being solid until I got injured in March. However I thought things would be “okay” and kept thinking that the Comrades will define me. I thought that if I don’t line up at Comrades Ultramarathon I would be a failure and all this would...

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Bloggers Corner – Emelie Forsberg

This week I have a really exciting bloggers corner to share with you.I know I don’t do nearly enough of these but time is not always on my side and life can get quite busy sometimes. Look out for my race report on UTCT2015 that should be out by the end of the week! I chatted to Emelie Forsberg ( Swedish trail runner, ski mountaineer and mountain lover) the “European Ultra distance Skyrunning Champion 2015” informally and just asked her some questions. Her BIO on her website: Member of Salomon International team and a devoted lover of the mountains....

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