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  • elliot cardin

    Elliot Cardin faced an unforeseen enemy on the trails of the Gaspésie

    At the beginning of July, a heat wave enveloped the entire Gaspésie region (Québec), in the heart of the Chic-Chocs, to its highest peaks. On the trails, a young ultrarunner set out to claim a course record for the longest distance he had yet to attempt, but the temperature made the endeavor impossible; Elliot Cardin’s […] More

  • mike sidic

    Mike Sidic’s Explosive Arrival on the West Coast’s Ultrarunning Scene

    One of the most exciting individuals to explode onto the west coast trail and ultrarunning scene recently is Vancouver-native Mike Sidic, 37, who in fact began his journey towards the trails as a bicycle courier. Sidic won North Vancouver’s prestigious Knee Knackering 30 mile trail run in both 2018 and 2019. And, he is not […] More

  • gary robbins

    Robbed, Yet Unstoppable: Gary Robbins’ Unique 2020

    On March 17th came the announcement Canadian athlete Gary Robbins had been foreseeing: the 2020 edition of the Barkley Marathons, held historically during the first weekend of April, was cancelled. Preparing to head out on his final overnight training session, Gary recalls mentioning to his wife, Linda Barton-Robbins that,  “I had the feeling, with the […] More

  • Courtney Dauwalter

    Training Smarter, Racing Harder: Interview with Ultrarunner Courtney Dauwalter

    34-year-old female professional ultrarunner Courtney Dauwalter burst onto the ultrarunning scene in 2016 with her huge smile, her signature basketball shorts, and a win at her first 100-mile competition, Run Rabbit Run. Without a doubt her greatest accomplishments are consecutive victories at Western States (2018) and UTMB (2019), although never to be overlooked is her […] More

  • Maude Mathys

    Maude Mathys, currently the best trail runner worldwide, is now targeting the Olympics

    Swiss runner Maude Mathys sits at the top of the International Trail Running Association (ITRA) women’s list, just two points in front of the famous Courtney Dauwalter. While continuing to focus on racing local races, she accomplished major victories in 2019, such as Pikes Peak and Sierre-Zinal. Distances+ spoke with her about her new goal: […] More