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Action Camera | VIRB | Garmin

Action Camera | VIRB | Garmin | Talk Ultra - Ultra Running | Scoop.it
VIRB is a true HD 1080p action camera that combines uncompromising durability, enhanced HD video recording and easy-to-use features.
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Ultra Pirineu 2016 Race Summary and Images – Skyrunner® World Series

Ultra Pirineu 2016 Race Summary and Images – Skyrunner® World Series | Talk Ultra - Ultra Running | Scoop.it
Race summary and results to follow Thanks to the support of our Partner Migu Xempower, Sponsor Alpina Watches and Official Pool Suppliers, Scott Running, Compressport and Salomon. About Skyrunner® World Series Skyrunning was founded in 1992 by Italian Marino Giacometti, President of the International Skyrunning Federation which sanctions the discipline worldwide and sports the tagline: Less cloud. More sky. The Skyrunner® World Series was launched in 2004 and has…
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Ultra Pirineu 2016 Preview – Skyrunner® World Series

Ultra Pirineu 2016 Preview – Skyrunner® World Series | Talk Ultra - Ultra Running | Scoop.it
The 2016 Skyrunner® World Series championship for the ULTRA distance will be decided in Spain this coming weekend at the Ultra Pirineu located 2-hours north of Barcelona in the Parc Natural del Cadí Moixeró. A 110km race with 6800m of ascent, Ultra Pirineu is a seriously tough way to end a season. As the last…
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KARL “SPEEDGOAT” MELTZER SETS NEW APPALACHIAN TRAIL THRU-HIKE SPEED RECORD

KARL “SPEEDGOAT” MELTZER SETS NEW APPALACHIAN TRAIL THRU-HIKE SPEED RECORD | Talk Ultra - Ultra Running | Scoop.it
    The 48-year-old Red Bull athlete completed the 2,190-mile Appalachian Trail in a record 45 days 22 hours and 38 minutes Incredible last effort produces 83 miles after completing 44 consecutive days of 47-mile hikes SPRINGER MOUNTAIN, GA., SEPT. 18, 2016 -- On Sept. 18 at 3:38 a.m., professional ultrarunner and Red Bull athlete Karl “Speedgoat”…
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Speedgoat Karl Meltzer #AT Appalachian Trail FKT – Day 40-41 Update

Speedgoat Karl Meltzer #AT Appalachian Trail FKT – Day 40-41 Update | Talk Ultra - Ultra Running | Scoop.it
It's the crux day's now as Karl comes to this epic journey, physically and mentally tired he needs to continue to dig deep as he covers over 50-miles a day. The terrain is getting more challenging but Karl is prepared, he knows what needs to be done and if that means pulling an all-nighter, he…
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Speedgoat Karl Meltzer #AT Appalachian Trail FKT – Day 36-39 Update

Speedgoat Karl Meltzer #AT Appalachian Trail FKT – Day 36-39 Update | Talk Ultra - Ultra Running | Scoop.it
Can you smell the barn? Karl can! Yes folks, it's on... no guarantees as anything can happen but Karl is in the final phase and all is looking good. Day 36 Virginia Today was a great day as Karl consistently jogged through the day. Billy, one of Karl’s many friends, joined the crew today. Terrain…
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Superior 100 2016 Race Images and Summary

Superior 100 2016 Race Images and Summary | Talk Ultra - Ultra Running | Scoop.it
Frank Pipp 'pipped' everyone to the line at the 2016 Superior 100 in a time of 20:24:00 in what turned out to be a dominant performance that was lead from the front of the race. Pipp (Iron Mountain, Michigan) was professional cyclist from 2005 to 2013 and Superior 100 was hist first 100! In the…
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Speedgoat Karl Meltzer #AT Appalachian Trail FKT – Day 22-28 Update

Speedgoat Karl Meltzer #AT Appalachian Trail FKT – Day 22-28 Update | Talk Ultra - Ultra Running | Scoop.it
Karl has covered approximately 1414 miles and he has 775 miles to go. It's incredible to follow daily the highs and lows Speedgoat is going through... today we provide the daily updates from day 22 to 28. Day 22 Pennsylvania Karl’s shin continued to swell today but his spirits are still high while hiking. It…
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RUN the RUT 2016 VK Summary and Images – Skyrunner® World Series

RUN the RUT 2016 VK Summary and Images – Skyrunner® World Series | Talk Ultra - Ultra Running | Scoop.it
The Skyrunner® World Series continues in Montana, the USA with three races at Run the Rut, today it was the Lone Peak VK. It may not be the steepest VK on the circuit but it certainly is dramatic with the finish line high in the sky always visible. Well, that would have been the case…
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TROFEO KIMA 2016 Race Summary and Images – Skyrunner® Extreme Series

TROFEO KIMA 2016 Race Summary and Images – Skyrunner® Extreme Series | Talk Ultra - Ultra Running | Scoop.it
You cannot look at Trofeo Kima with the eyes of a pure runner; It’s beyond running! For over twenty years, ‘Kima’ as it is affectionately known, has blown the minds and the legs of all those lucky enough to toe the line. The race is arguably the pinnacle of the Skyrunning calendar and as such…
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Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc UTMB® 2016 Preview

Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc UTMB® 2016 Preview | Talk Ultra - Ultra Running | Scoop.it
I won’t be at UTMB this year, Trofeo Kima is happening the same weekend in Italy and I wouldn’t miss this high octane extreme event for anything, especially when it only happens every other 2 years. But UTMB has a stellar line up this year. It’s going to be a cracking race. Just in case…
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Episode 117 – Debbie Martin-Consani, Jonathan Albon, Martin Yelling

Episode 117 – Debbie Martin-Consani, Jonathan Albon, Martin Yelling | Talk Ultra - Ultra Running | Scoop.it
This is Episode 117 of Talk Ultra and it’s a packed show. We talk with Jonathan Albon who last year won the Tromso SkyRace and this year placed 2nd. Debbie Martin-Consani talks about running long and her recent CR at the North Downs Way 100 in the UK. We also speak to my fellow podfather and…
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RUNNING BEYOND BOOK – Spanish, Italian, German, UK Announcements

RUNNING BEYOND BOOK – Spanish, Italian, German, UK Announcements | Talk Ultra - Ultra Running | Scoop.it
RUNNING BEYOND is progressing at a pace and my UK publisher, Aurum, has now confirmed distribution and availability of the book in Italy, Germany and Spain. For the UK edition, it will be available via AMAZON and it is possible to pre-order a copy HERE. Italy will have first availability on October 6th via RIZZOLI…
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#256CHALLENGE December 2016 – Are you up for it?

#256CHALLENGE December 2016 – Are you up for it? | Talk Ultra - Ultra Running | Scoop.it
In 2015, we came up with a challenge to run 256 miles in one month. Yes, 256 miles! December can be a tough time for many when the motivation to get outdoors can be hard. So.... Who fancies the #256CHALLENGE ? Kick start 2017 feeling strong and motivated with a fantastic base of endurance from which to…
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Episode 119 – Speedgoat on the AT and Pipp and Richard talk Superior 100

Episode 119 – Speedgoat on the AT and Pipp and Richard talk Superior 100 | Talk Ultra - Ultra Running | Scoop.it
This is Episode 119 of Talk Ultra and we have a 1-hour special interview with Speedgoat Karl Meltzer on his incredible record breaking FKT on the AT. We also have interviews with the male and female winners of the Superior 100, Mallory Richard and Frank Pipp. We have the news and Ian is going solo!   KARL…
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Salomon Glen Coe Skyline 2016 Race Summary and Images – Skyrunner® Extreme Series

Salomon Glen Coe Skyline 2016 Race Summary and Images – Skyrunner® Extreme Series | Talk Ultra - Ultra Running | Scoop.it
Extreme! Yes, it was... that was the consensus as the Skyline Scotland's Salomon Glencoe Skyline drew to a conclusion after only its 2nd edition. Last year, Skyrunning superstar Emelie Forsberg, travelled to Scotland to take part in the first edition of the race. She placed 2nd overall and won the female category. After the race…
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Salomon Mamores #VK Vertical Kilometre 2016 Results and Images

Salomon Mamores #VK Vertical Kilometre 2016 Results and Images | Talk Ultra - Ultra Running | Scoop.it
The Salomon Mamores VK™ kicked off the Skyline Scotland weekend of racing with the UK’s first ever VK (Vertical Kilometre) race and what an incredible success… The pure ethos of sea to summit was personified with the Mamores VK that provided all runners with a challenging 1000m vertical climb over a distance of 5km in a course that…
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Kilian Jornet postpones Everest dream – Breaking News!

Kilian Jornet postpones Everest dream – Breaking News! | Talk Ultra - Ultra Running | Scoop.it
Kilian Jornet returns from Everest without having climbed the world’s highest mountain. Bad weather conditions during the final stage of the expedition have forced him to abandon the attempt to climb Everest via the north face. It was always going to be touch and go and a risky adventure. Kilian was well aware of this…
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Speedgoat Karl Meltzer #AT Appalachian Trail FKT – Day 29-35 Update

Speedgoat Karl Meltzer #AT Appalachian Trail FKT – Day 29-35 Update | Talk Ultra - Ultra Running | Scoop.it
Eric and  'Senior' are keeping Karl on track. It's a rollercoaster ride of highs and lows and at times it has looked a little stressful but as I have said all along, Speedgoat has gone into this AT attempt with a complete understanding of what needs to be done... He learned this in 2015 when…
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The FACES of the 2016 Superior 100

The FACES of the 2016 Superior 100 | Talk Ultra - Ultra Running | Scoop.it
Storkamp, RD of the Superior 100 has a twinkle in his eye, the challenge he and his wife Cheri provide is tough, the runners know it. But they want everyone to achieve and as he says, not all of them will, however, they need to be on the journey with a chance of completing and if they make…
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Superior 100 2016 Race Preview

Superior 100 2016 Race Preview | Talk Ultra - Ultra Running | Scoop.it
SUPERIOR 100, USA I knew very little about Minnesota and the Superior 100 in 2014 when I first came over to experience the most rugged, relentless and remote 100 miler there is. The area and the race was a revelation. You see, too much information in advance can lead to disappointment and more importantly, it…
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Speedgoat Karl Meltzer #AT Appalachian Trail FKT – Day 15-21 Update

Speedgoat Karl Meltzer #AT Appalachian Trail FKT – Day 15-21 Update | Talk Ultra - Ultra Running | Scoop.it
Speedgoat Karl really is nailing the Appalachian Trail and like any multi-day journey of this magnitude he is having some high and lows. I am continually impressed by the level of determination and commitment both Karl and his crew are throwing at this. It's mind blowing. Each week we are providing 7-day updates. You can…
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Speedgoat Karl Meltzer #AT Appalachian Trail FKT – LIVE AUDIO UPDATE Day 19

Speedgoat Karl Meltzer #AT Appalachian Trail FKT – LIVE AUDIO UPDATE Day 19 | Talk Ultra - Ultra Running | Scoop.it
We are following Speedgoat Karl Meltzer as he attempts to break the record on the Appalachian Trail. We provide day 1 to day 7 updates HERE and just recently we posted day 8 to day 14 updates HERE. Today, day 19, we caught up with Eric (Karl's head of crew) live from the AT to…
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Matterhorn Ultraks 46k 2016 Race Summary and Images– Skyrunner® World Series

Matterhorn Ultraks 46k 2016 Race Summary and Images– Skyrunner® World Series | Talk Ultra - Ultra Running | Scoop.it
The Matterhorn provides a stunning backdrop for Switzerland's Matterhorn Ultraks race, a 46km Skyrunning race with 3600m of positive and negative gain. Now in its 4th edition, the race once again is in the Skyrunner® World Series - a magical race that provides a circular journey that starts and concludes in the picture postcard mountain…
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Matterhorn Ultraks 46k 2016 Race Preview – Skyrunner® Extreme Series

Matterhorn Ultraks 46k 2016 Race Preview – Skyrunner® Extreme Series | Talk Ultra - Ultra Running | Scoop.it
The stunning Matterhorn provides the stunning backdrop for Switzerland's Matterhorn Ultraks race, a 46km Skyrunning race with 3600m of positive and negative gain - the next race in the Skyrunner® World Series 2016. It's a magical race that provides a circular journey that starts and concludes in the picture postcard mountain town of Zermatt. Wild…
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Montrail TRANS ALPS Shoe Review

Montrail TRANS ALPS Shoe Review | Talk Ultra - Ultra Running | Scoop.it
Montrail call themselves, ‘The original trail running brand!’ And to USA based runners they may very well be. But to Europeans, they are just a name and in all honesty, I very much doubt that they have seen a Montrail run shoe, let alone used one. Of course, in the last 18-24 months that has…
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