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I got into the Solidarity Challenge for Team Canada because there were a few things I wanted to try for my upcoming 6-day ultra. The International Association of Ultramarathoners put together this challenge to keep ultrarunners motivated. You could run your 6 hour race anywhere, then submit the file to your country's association who verify the result and submit it to IAU. Each country's national team could have a maximum of 9 women and 9 men participating. There is not really any racing, it is a race against ourselves. My main goal was to figure out the right amount of...

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2020, 24h, bike, Championship, ExtremeMan, Nagyatád, run, running, swim, triathlon, ultrarunning, Viktoria Brown, World Championship -

This year presented me with an unexpected but very pleasant problem: I accidentally discovered that I'm a natural at ultrarunning. The problem is that I love triathlon, I love the balance of the three sports and I don't want to give up cycling and swimming, my dreams of podiuming the ITU Worlds and going to Kona. The good news is, as it turns out, I don't need to! After my first 24h ultra race, which was only a bucket list item for me that I had originally planned to just tick off and move on, I got thinking. I ran the...

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2020 was a strange year for most of us, not what we had planned for and very hard to navigate at times. I feel extremely lucky that I got the most out of the situation and I'm actually glad that the season went the way it did and not the way it was originally planned even though the reason why it went that way is horrible. Short recap: I participated in 4 races, won 3 of them, set records at two of them and won a World Championship medal in the 4th with Team Canada. I always try to look...

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2020, 24h, Backyard Ultra, run, running, ultra running, ultrarunning, Viktoria Brown -

The easy and short answer is: because we are all so different and what works for one might not work for others. However, isn't it still strange that when you put in "how to run a 24h ultramarathon" or "best race strategy for 24h ultramarathon" nothing comes up except a few forum posts and a few tips here and there? No comprehensive strategy guide? If you google "best marathon race strategy" you will have pages and pages of tips, some advocating for negative splits, some for even splits, telling you to split it up into chunks, how to calculate the...

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2020, 24h, Kilian Jornet, running, ultrarunning, World Record attempt, Yiannis Kouros -

It is a hot and popular topic these days and I do have an opinion which I would like to share with those interested. As everyone in the ultrarunning world knows, Kilian Jornet announced an attempt to break Yiannis Kouros' 24-hour world record of 303.5km (188 miles) on 27th November 2020. Below is my personal opinion about the phenomenon and because it is a personal blog, I can probably write things down that magazines and official publications can't. A few important points first to minimize misunderstanding around my post: - I'm not a world class ultrarunner. I have my success...

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