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Monday Inspiration: Marvellous Mimi runs the double Grand Union Canal Race

They don't call her 'Marvellous' Mimi for nothing - this ultra runner has just become the first person to run the double Grand Union Canal Race - 290 miles over 4 days. 

Mimi Anderson running GUCRI first ran the Grand Union Canal Race in 2004 finishing in 39hrs 39 minutes then again in 2010 setting a new female Course Record of 28 hours 12 mins (this has since been broken by 11 minutes).

The GUCR is a 145-mile non-stop race starting in Gas Street Birmingham following the Grand Union Canal and finishing at Little Ven...

Posted by Mimi Anderson of Marvellous Mimi under Ultrarunning on 9 June 2013 at 11:00 PM • Read more »

Monday Inspiration: Luke Tyburski runs the Everest 65km Ultra Marathon

Luke TyburskiThe world’s highest Ultra Marathon sounded like a good idea when I was sitting at sea level, on my laptop, and in the comforts of my home. But at 5200m above sea level, in zero degree temperature, and with freezing winds sweeping off the surrounding peaks of the Himalayas, I wasn’t sure what I had got myself into!

The Everest 65km Ultra Marathon is an annual race starting at Gorakshep (5200m) and finishing at Lukla (2900m), but unlike most other ultra marathons, you first walk the course ove...

Posted by Luke Tyburski of Luke Tyburski under Ultrarunning on 5 May 2013 at 11:00 PM • Read more »

Monday Inspiration: 7 Ultra Marathons 7 Continents 7 Days

Scotland2Sahara ChallengeDr Andrew Murray is taking on the challenge to run 7 ultra marathons on 7 continents in 7 days! He will start with the Ice Marathon on Antartica and follow on with an ultra marathon in Patagonia,  Atlanta USA, London, the Pyramids of Egypt, Dubai and finishing his incredible journey at the Sydney Opera House, Australia.

If you're picturing a private jet to get him from Ultra to Ultra then think again; he'll be flying economy, battling jet lag and being plunged from -25°C to more than 35°C al...

Posted by Cags R under Ultrarunning on 19 November 2012 at 12:00 AM • Read more »

Monday Inspiration: Deborah De Williams

Deborah de Williams is the extraordinary Ultra runner and record hold from downunder!

Before entering the world of Ultras, Deborah had already been a keen sports woman, raising money for charity through over 100 different fun runs, half-marathons and marathons. In 2004, she set off for an around Australia walk in order to raise money for Kids Helpline.

As well as raising mega-bucks for a great cause, she also broke the previous record for the longest consecutive time spent walking - making a...

Posted by Cags R under Ultrarunning on 21 October 2012 at 11:00 PM • Read more »

Monday Inspiration: Huy Mai

Huy M is taking on the Vietnam End-to-End Run starting on the 15th November 2012. The Challenge starts in Ca Mau (the most southern town) and finishing in Ha Giang (the most northern town) with 2800km separating them. Along with fellow ultra runner Pat Farmer, Huy will run an average of 85km per day and aims to finish within 33 days. We caught up with him to find out more:

Taking on the Challenge to run the length of Vietnam is mental! What was it that made you decide to do it?

Has anyone e...

Posted by Huy M under Ultrarunning on 8 July 2012 at 11:00 PM • Read more »

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