To be successful as an ultramarathoner, you have to build more than just muscles and capillaries and cardiac efficiency. You have to also build willpower, mental determination, self-sufficiency, and, above all, the vaguely romantic sense of awe and wonder at the thought of spending hours and hours running through sunlight and darkness on rocky trails through the woods, and hot, shadeless roads, and cold eerie nights, to find out how it feels, to find out what will happen, to find out if you could. Fear and the thought of giving up or dropping out are the enemy to conquer and the dreaded three letters that every runner loathes with a passion: DNF—Did Not Finish.
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THE LATEST FROM NV SPORTSJuly 25th, 2011USA 800-meter track-and-field star Khadevis Robinson, aka KD, started his 2011 season on a positive note with back-to-back wins. His first win was in Jamaica in 1:46.25 followed by another win at the Occidental meet in California in a time of 1:46.01.July 20th, 2011Ultra marathoner Mosi Smith finished in 1st place in “The Big Bear 12 Hour Trail Race” in the solo runner division. Held in Bruceton Mills, West Virginia, at the Big Bear Lake Camplands, this was a multiple lap trail race in which teams relay ran (or solo ran) during a 12 hour time period.July 15th, 2011It's not often that an amateur triathlete has the opportunity to stand right next to world champions and Olympic athletes like Chris McCormack and Olivier Marceau at the starting line of a triathlon, but that's where Ben found himself on the island of Nevis, smack dab in the middle of the Caribbean.June 26th, 2011Amidst a crowd of 30,000 plus runners, a person can feel at the same time both alone and a part of one of the largest and most prestigious gatherings of runners on the planet. When the gun goes off, the race that is known as the Boston Marathon signals the start of 26.2 miles between you and the finish line. With the ultimate responsibility for your performance lying within you, it stands as both a joyous social gathering and an intensely personal struggle.June 24th, 2011To be successful as an ultramarathoner, you have to build more than just muscles and capillaries and cardiac efficiency. You have to also build willpower, mental determination, self-sufficiency, and, above all, the vaguely romantic sense of awe and wonder at the thought of spending hours and hours running through sunlight and darkness on rocky trails through the woods, and hot, shadeless roads, and cold eerie nights...February 16th, 2011Joining a field of more than 17,000 runners from all 50 states and 60 different countries, Michael Goolkasian raced for the 6th time in this 26.2-mile event through Walt Disney World theme parks as he completed his 152nd career marathon.December 27th, 2010With the smell of ocean air piercing John’s nostrils and the sight of ocean breakers coming into view, John reaches Atlantic City and the Atlantic Ocean. After close to 5 months of running, what began as a 16-year-old’s dream back in high school was finally fulfilled, 40 years later in adulthood.December 1st, 2010After close to four months of running, starting out on July 4th from California and the Pacific Ocean, ultramarathon runner John Radich has reached Ohio, the Buckeye State—nicknamed as such because of the many buckeye trees that once covered its hills and plains. The name itself can be traced to Native Americans, who called it “hetuck,” or “buckeye,” due to the markings on the tree’s nut that resemble the eye of a buck.
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