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Runner Could Lose Feet After Attempting Punishing Race

Roberto Zanda was attempting the Yukon Arctic Ultra

(Newser) - The chances of emerging from a 300-mile race through Canada's Yukon Territory amid temps as low as minus 40 unscathed? Not good for Roberto Zanda. On Feb. 7, what was day six of the nine-day race—which can be completed on foot, skis, or mountain bike—guides working the... More »

What Could Be America's Most Brutal Race Is Underway

Badwater Ultramarathon covers 135 miles, takes up to 48 hours to complete

(Newser) - Right now, as you sit in your air-conditioned living room or office goofing off online, there are 97 people pushing their bodies to the limit in what has been billed "the world's toughest foot race." The 135-mile slog known as the Badwater Ultramarathon kicked off yesterday in... More »

Legendary Ultrarunner Found Dead in Wilderness

No signs of violence, Micah True's body taken for autopsy

(Newser) - Friends and family of legendary ultrarunner Micah True have been left with only questions and memories after the body of the 58-year-old was found in the New Mexico wilderness on Saturday, reports ABC News . True disappeared while on a 12-mile run on Tuesday in New Mexico's Gila National Forest.... More »

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