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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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A new SKY! – The 2017 SKYRUNNER® WORLD SERIES

A new SKY! – The 2017 SKYRUNNER® WORLD SERIES | Talk Ultra - Ultra Running | Scoop.it
2017 SKYRUNNER® WORLD SERIES A day to travelling and I have arrived in La Palma, the home of Transvulcania. It's apt that I should be in the place where Skyrunning transformed itself in 2012. What has followed has been an epic journey and the sport has changed with the passing of each year. As 2016 comes…
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Adam Campbell – A Rock And A Hard Place

Adam Campbell – A Rock And A Hard Place | Talk Ultra - Ultra Running | Scoop.it
On August 30th 2016, Adam Campbell was attempting a big traverse that had never been completed in a single push before in Rogers Pass, BC. Adam was accompanied by two partners, Nick Elson and Dakota Jones. They were fairly early on in the journey, going up relatively moderate terrain (class 3/4). Adam followed Nick and Dakota up a…
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Jim Walmsley – Western Sates and Beyond Interview

Jim Walmsley – Western Sates and Beyond Interview | Talk Ultra - Ultra Running | Scoop.it
Earlier this year, off the back of a stunning run at Lake Sonoma, Jim Walmsley said he was going to go to Western States, his first 100, and not only win it but potentially set a new course record. It was quite the statement and of course it turned heads. What followed was one of…
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Pete Kostelnick – Run Across USA full and In-Depth Interview

Pete Kostelnick – Run Across USA full and In-Depth Interview | Talk Ultra - Ultra Running | Scoop.it
Pete Kostelnick broke the longstanding record for running across the U.S. on October 24th 2016. Pete linked the City Halls ofSan Francisco and New York in a stunning time of 42-days, 6-hours. The previous record of 46-days, 8-hours was set by Frank Giannino, Jr. in 1980. Kostelnick knocked out 70+ miles day-after-day and only took…
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Everest Trail Race 2016 #ETR2016 – Stage 5 Results and Summary

Everest Trail Race 2016 #ETR2016 – Stage 5 Results and Summary | Talk Ultra - Ultra Running | Scoop.it
Everest Trail Race – Race Day 5 Phakding to Tyangboche Last night we stayed in a lodge and it was another very cold night. We were in a valley, so, once the sun disappeared, temperatures plummeted. Everyone was cold, despite being inside. Stage 5 of the race is the one we have all been waiting…
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Everest Trail Race 2016 #ETR2016 – Stage 3 Results and Summary

Everest Trail Race 2016 #ETR2016 – Stage 3 Results and Summary | Talk Ultra - Ultra Running | Scoop.it
Everest Trail Race – Stage 3 Jase Bhanjyang to Kharikola The mist and wind persisted into the night and it was seriously cold! Jase Bhanjyang sitting just below 4000m is renowned for being a cold place and last night it lived up to expectations. Needless to say, kit was tested and those who compromised on…
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Everest Trail Race 2016 #ETR2016 – Arrival Kathmandu

Everest Trail Race 2016 #ETR2016 – Arrival Kathmandu | Talk Ultra - Ultra Running | Scoop.it
The 2016 Everest Trail Race has begun… as with all races, it starts with a journey and as I am sure you all know, some are more bearable than others. This was a good one! We departed Heathrow on Nov 6th in the early evening, a 4-hour flight to Istanbul was followed with a short…
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Episode 122 – Kostelnick – Sandes – Morgan

Episode 122 – Kostelnick – Sandes – Morgan | Talk Ultra - Ultra Running | Scoop.it
Episode 122 of Talk Ultra and we have a 1 hour interview with Pete Kostelnick all about his amazing, record breaking run across the USA. Ryan Sandes talks Raid de la Reunion and Casey Morgan talks about Madeira’s EcoTrail Funchal and the Everest Trail Race. The show is co-hosted by my good buddy from the…
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Everest Trail Race 2016 #ETR2016 Race Preview

Everest Trail Race 2016 #ETR2016 Race Preview | Talk Ultra - Ultra Running | Scoop.it
Set against one of the most iconic and awe-inspiring backdrops on the planet, the Everest Trail Race is one of the world’s toughest high-altitude ultra-marathons. I had the pleasure to attend the 2013 and 2014 and I am pleased to say for 2016, I am going back…  IMAGE GALLERIES from 2014 HERE The FACES of…
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Sondre Amdahl to run The Coastal Challenge, Costa Rica 2017

Sondre Amdahl to run The Coastal Challenge, Costa Rica 2017 | Talk Ultra - Ultra Running | Scoop.it
Sondre Amdahl has been on a roll over the last couple of years running amongst the best runners in the world and on multiple occasions excelling with a string of consistent top-10 results. I guess the journey really started in 2013 when Sondre placed 4th at Transgrancanaria (83km) and 10th at the CCC. In 2014,…
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inov-8 X-TALON 275 Shoe Review

inov-8 X-TALON 275 Shoe Review | Talk Ultra - Ultra Running | Scoop.it
The inov-8 Mudclaw 300 has long been a favorite shoe of mine when I need a shoe with grip and secure feel. It's a 'go-to' shoe for a couple of hours on muddy trails. (Review Here). However, the precision fit (which I love) and less cushioning has often left me wanting a shoe with a…
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Episode 124 – Everest Trail Race 2016 #ETR2016

Episode 124 – Everest Trail Race 2016 #ETR2016 | Talk Ultra - Ultra Running | Scoop.it
Episode 124 of Talk Ultra is all about the Everest Trail Race with a selection of audio from 5 participants - Andreja Sterle Podobonik, Casey Morgan, Jennifer Hill, Tom Arnold and John Percy. We bring you news from the ultra world and Niandi Carmont co-hosts We are in La Palma and bring you the audio from…
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inov-8 – The New #ROCLITE Trail Shoes 290, 305 and 325 First Impressions

inov-8 – The New #ROCLITE Trail Shoes 290, 305 and 325 First Impressions | Talk Ultra - Ultra Running | Scoop.it
I can't tell you how many times I have been asked about the ROCLITE by inov-8. Every time I do a shoe review, I always get at least one email from someone asking, 'Any news on Roclite's from inov-8?' Well for all those that have asked, you are now blessed with three new ROCLITE models:…
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inov-8 AT/C MERINO LSZ Base Layer/ Mid Layer Top

inov-8 AT/C MERINO LSZ Base Layer/ Mid Layer Top | Talk Ultra - Ultra Running | Scoop.it
My recent trip to Nepal for the 2016 Everest Trail Race provided an opportunity for me to try out some new kit items. I do plan to write a full article on the kit I used and provide an overview for those who plan to either run a similar multi-day race or maybe go trekking.…
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SCOTT Supertrac RC First Impressions

SCOTT Supertrac RC First Impressions | Talk Ultra - Ultra Running | Scoop.it
Who doesn't love a 'sexy' run shoe? I suppose it does pose the question, 'Can a run shoe be sexy?' For me, the answer is yes! Just as it was when I used to ride racing bikes - my bikes were always sexy, it was compulsory! So, the new incarnation from SCOTT hit all the…
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Everest Trail Race 2016 #ETR2016 – Stage 6 Results and Summary

Everest Trail Race 2016 #ETR2016 – Stage 6 Results and Summary | Talk Ultra - Ultra Running | Scoop.it
Everest Trail Race – Race Day 6 Tyangboche to Lukla At 3086m, the temperatures were just a little cool outside, a night in a lodge offered just that ‘little’ extra protection but many commented that they thought it was warmer in a tent. I was up at 0530 an on the trails by 0600 to…
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Everest Trail Race 2016 #ETR2016 – Stage 4 Results and Summary

Everest Trail Race 2016 #ETR2016 – Stage 4 Results and Summary | Talk Ultra - Ultra Running | Scoop.it
Everest Trail Race – Race Day 4 Kharikhola – Phakding It was a wonderful calm night and relatively warm, certainly in contrast to the previous night. I was up and on the trail by 0600 to hike my way in to CP1 at Kari La (2893m). It was a tough 8km, basically climbing 1000m in…
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Everest Trail Race 2016 #ETR2016 – Kathmandu

Everest Trail Race 2016 #ETR2016 – Kathmandu | Talk Ultra - Ultra Running | Scoop.it
Today was a relaxing day in Kathmandu soaking up the sights, sounds, colour but most importantly, for me, the people! Nepal and the Nepalese people fascinate me. The day started with a morning in Patan - Patan, an ancient fortified town, was founded in 745 AD by Vanraj Chavda, the most prominent king of the Chavda Kingdom. He…
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Jason Schlarb to run The Coastal Challenge 2017 #TCC2017

Jason Schlarb to run The Coastal Challenge 2017 #TCC2017 | Talk Ultra - Ultra Running | Scoop.it
Jason Schlarb shot to notoriety after winning Run Rabbit Run 100-mile race in 2013. What has followed is a rise through the ultra ranks. A 4th place at UTMB placed Jason as one of the most successful Americans ever to perform at the big dance in Chamonix - a race that has proven elusive for…
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Tom Owens to race The Coastal Challenge 2017 #TCC2017

Tom Owens to race The Coastal Challenge 2017 #TCC2017 | Talk Ultra - Ultra Running | Scoop.it
Tom Owens is without doubt one of the most inspiring runners from the UK who performs consistently on the world stage. Fell runner, ultra runner and Skyrunner, Tom has pushed the world best. Back in the day, Tom forged a reputation for himself with Andy Symonds at the Transalpine run where the duo were a…
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The world's most amazing trail runs

The best trail runs on Earth, from the Grand Canyon to the Catalan mountains
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TOMTOM Spark Music GPS Fitness Watch Review

TOMTOM Spark Music GPS Fitness Watch Review | Talk Ultra - Ultra Running | Scoop.it
I had anticipated not to like the TOMTOM Spark Music GPS Fitness Watch, I had some preconceived snobby ideas that as a ‘GPS’ this was not a serious watch for a runner. I was wrong. But not completely wrong. Before reading on, let me cut to the chase and tell you my conclusions after testing…
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EcoTrail Funchal Madeira 2016

EcoTrail Funchal Madeira 2016 | Talk Ultra - Ultra Running | Scoop.it
The second  edition of the ECOTRAIL Funchal took place this past weekend on the stunning island of Madeira. Portugal and Madeira has in recent years seen a real boom in trail and mountain running and the ECOTRAIL is quite unique in it’s approach of combining trail and city in one. The Funchal edition of the…
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Episode 121 – ELS2900 and Big Red Run

Episode 121 – ELS2900 and Big Red Run | Talk Ultra - Ultra Running | Scoop.it
Episode 121 - On this weeks show we speak with ELS2900 race director, Matt Lefort, about his super tough Andorran race. Niandi brings us a selection of audio, recorded in the Simpson Desrert, as Australia's 2016 Big Red Run took place. Ian is interviewed by a Portuguese magazine and Speedgoat is back co-hosting! RUNNING BEYOND BOOK is…
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