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Marathon des Sables 2024 stage one – Moroccan stars dominate

Rachid El Morabity on stage one of the the 2023 Marathon des Sables

Marathon des Sables 2024: Live tracking and what’s happened so far this year

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How Jasmin Paris trained for Barkley Marathons with ‘completely bonkers’ hill repeats and much more

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Barkley Marathons 2024 will go down in the record books

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Barkley Marathons

26 Aug-1 Sep 2024

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#Lazcon is a go – Barkley Marathons genius Laz Lake begins his trek across America

Jasmin Paris on ‘most wonderful thing’ at Barkley and why she’s so grateful to Jared Campbell

Will Barkley course now get much harder? It’s fine margins say Laz Lake and John Kelly

‘Blowing the roof off the thing’ – Courtney Dauwalter salutes Jasmin Paris

‘Real, human, superheroes’: Jared Campbell hails a perfect role model in Jasmin Paris

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12-22 Apr 2024
Marathon Des Sables
19-26 May 2024
Cape Wrath Ultra
9 Jun 2024
Comrades Marathon
16 Jun 2024
Summer Spine
21-23 Jun 2024
Broken Arrow Skyrace

utmb WorlD series

26 Aug-1 Sep 2024

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Jon Albon ‘ends season’ with Le Grand Trail des Templiers win in first race since UTMB CCC

‘I still believe’ – UTMB OCC winner Angermund plots Ultra Pirineu return after another 100k DNF

2024 UTMB World Series schedule: The 40 events

‘My tank was nearing empty’ – Courtney Dauwalter on emerging from ‘pain cave’ to take UTMB title

“Finally I get to give a gift back:” UTMB champion Jim Walmsley reflects on his 2023 triumph

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14-21 Jan 2024

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Jack Scott reveals how he trained to destroy the Winter Spine Race record

‘Mind boggling’ – John Kelly hails Jack Scott’s ‘near perfect’ Spine Race display

Lucy Gossage raises thousands for cancer charity after Montane Winter Spine Race podium finish

Damian Hall pays tribute to Jack Scott after historic battle at Montane Winter Spine Race

Claire Bannwarth SHOCKED by personal best after defending Winter Spine Race title



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marathon des sables

12-22 Apr 2024

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Marathon des Sables: The route conundrum also posed by the Barkley Marathons

Ultra running: 10 BRUTAL races which will blow your mind

‘The desert sucked the life out of me’ – David Kilgore on Marathon des Sables DNF

Marathon des Sables: Rachid El Morabity says withdrawal was ‘form of protest’ against ‘injustice’

Marathon des Sables 2023: How it unfolded as Mohamed El Morabity and Maryline Nakache claim wins

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Western States

29-30 Jun 2024

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Heather Jackson excited for Black Canyon return – and reveals her magic motivation word

Black Canyon Ultras 2024: Start times, route, how to follow, course records

Jim Walmsley secures Western States return with Roubion-Nice 115k UTMB World Series win

‘There’s the tortoise, the hare, and then Courtney’ – John Kelly salutes Dauwalter’s historic double

Courtney Dauwalter makes trail running history with Hardrock and Western States double

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