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Category: Ultrarunning

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53C heat and melted shoes: is the 135-mile Badwater the world’s toughest race?

Welcome to the Badwater Ultramarathon: a 135-mile non-stop race over three mountain ranges in sweltering mid-summer desert heat with a vertical ascent of 13,000 feetAt 9.30pm on 23 July 2018, the second wave of runners lined up at Badwater Basin in Dea…

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British woman one of last to quit ‘toughest ultra-marathon’

Nicky Spinks, 51, pulled out of 100-mile Barkley race in the US, which no one finished this yearThere have only ever been 15 people who have crossed the finish line of the Barkley Marathons in the US – the equivalent of climbing Mount Everest twice – a…

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Record-breaking ultrarunner Jasmin Paris breaks into British team

• Spine Race winner selected for first time at age of 35• Vet became global sensation beating male rivals by 15 hoursJasmin Paris, the ultrarunner who became a global sensation earlier this month when she won the 268-mile Spine Race, beating her male r…

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Ultrarunner Jasmin Paris on her gruelling 83-hour win: ‘I just had one job to do’

The winner of the brutal Montane Spine Race on how hiking with her baby helped her to smash the men’s record – despite having to express milk along the wayIt is Britain’s most brutal running race – 268 miles non-stop along the Pennine Way, from Edale i…

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Jasmin Paris becomes first woman to win 286-mile Montane Spine Race

• Shattered record while beating all male and female rivals• Runner expressed breast milk for her baby at aid stationsBritish ultrarunner Jasmin Paris is celebrating after becoming the first woman to win the gruelling 268-mile Montane Spine Race along …