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Your Fateful and Enduring Choice to Go the Distance

By Gary Dudney Consider for a moment that no one forced you to be an endurance athlete. For whatever reason, you chose that path for yourself. Now think about what a consequential decision that turned out to be: all the time you’ve spent pursuing your endurance goals, all the physical and mental challenges you’ve faced [...]

Editor’s Letter: Welcome Spring!

Editor’s Letter WELCOME SPRING! Okay, so who’s had a wacky winter with a hodge-podge of cold and warm weather? Well, those of us living on the East Coast are experiencing inconsistent days – one day running all bundled up, and a few days later, we’re out in shorts. It’s bizarre – and frankly, I wish [...]

Fight Away Colds this Spring with Citrus Fruits!

By Liz Greenlaw Citrus fruits are well-known for their high Vitamin C content, but they also boast a whole host of other health benefits that can help us ward off winter colds and inflammation. Spring is the perfect time of year to enjoy the bright yellows, pinks, oranges and greens that offer vibrant colors to [...]

Athlete Profile: Dean Karnazes

Dean Karnazes decided the world needed some humanity, so starting in November with the NYC Marathon, he’s embarking on a global expedition to run a marathon in every country of the world in a one-year time frame. “There are 203 countries, and I’m working with the US State Department and the UN to get the [...]

Molly Cochran, Mother of Three, Turns to Adventure Racing

Molly Cochran, 41, is an ultra-runner turned adventure racer from Rush City, Minn. A mother of three, Cochran is no stranger to racing: she started competing at age 12. “My main sport was track and cross country in high school and college at the University of Wyoming. I expanded into other sports after college,” she [...]

Running For Life

Shannon McGinn is a cancer survivor who suffers from a leaky mitral valve and chronic back pain. She has run in more than 350 races and completed more than 65 ultras and about 30 marathons. By Richard D’Ambrosio Shannon McGinn is amazed by the fact that sled dogs are able to run 50 miles in [...]

Monica sanches: Endurance Triathlete

Monica Sanchez, 44, is an endurance triathlete who ranked #1 in Spain in 2015 (Ironman 70.3 distance) and achieved “Ironman Gold” ranking for 2014 with a personal best of 10:08. Sanchez, who is American-born, lived in Spain for the past few years before relocating to the Washington, D.C. area and has a dual citizenship in [...]

A Woman of Many Firsts and a Woman on the Brink. An Interview with Shangrila Rendon

Shangrila Rendon, 35, is an ultra triathlete and Guinness World Record Holder, known as the Fastest Female to complete the International Ultra Triathlon Association (IUTA) World Cup Quintuple race as of 2015. Rendon is the only Filipino (male or female) who has completed the most number of Ironman races in consecutive days. Rendon completed a [...]

Racing for a Cause: Hopecam CEO Len Forkas Leverages His Talents to Help Kids with Cancer

Len Forkas, 57, is an entrepreneur/founder of Milestone Communications who uses his abilities as an endurance athlete to raise awareness and resources for his charity organization, Hopecam. Forkas launched Hopecam in 2003 in response to living the experience of having a child with cancer. Hopecam helps homebound kids with cancer – who often spend months [...]

Uberman (Ubermensch): One Creative and Strong Enough to Master the Whole Spectrum of Human Potential

The 2016 inaugural Uberman Ultra Triathlon (October 20) was epic – and unlike any other offered on earth. For those looking to venture beyond the “closed courses” of a double, triple, or quintuple distance format to something almost completely “off the grid,” this race is for you. Athletes must complete a 22-mile open-ocean swim from [...]