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New Running Apparel by Nike Has Ghostly Style

The Nike 2014 Hyperfuse apparel line has a “ghostly aesthetic,” and whether it makes you feel weightless like Casper or not, it looks very modern, very sexy, and very approachable. The transparent color-blocked nylon shell of the Tech Windrunner jacket is water- and wind-resistant and has taped seams. $150 • BUY Read more from Steve…

Grand to Grand Ultra: Gear + Training Analysis – Run, Rookie, Run!

Editor’s note: This is a follow-up to September 18, 2012 blog: Grand to Grand Ultra – Gear and Training for a 160 Mile Backpacking Race  My feet were trashed.  I had excruciating blisters on top of blisters, in between, front and back, on most of the toes and pads of my feet.  My right knee…

Wild Love Film #2: Ultra Trail Runner Krissy Moehl – “Life’s Better Shared”

Wild Love: Krissy Moehl from Andy Maser on Vimeo. Learn more about Krissy Moehl in the video Fringe Elements: Ultrarunning and Five Tips For Runners Hitting the Trail. See our Running Guide for training tips, gear, more. Krissy Moehl is an ultra-distance trail runner—meaning the longer the run, the better. But for a woman who…

Running: What Are the Best Training Apps?

There’s an app for everything right? It sure seems that way—and that’s especially true for runners and fitness fanatics. Do a quick search for “running” at the App Store in iTunes and more than 100 apps related to training, racing, and logging workouts pop up over several pages. Believe it or not, there is even…

What’s Your Adventure Personality Type? Artisan, Rational, Guardian, or Idealist?

By Steve Graepel; Photographs from top courtesy Steve Graepel, Andrew Skurka, Rebecca Rusch, Michael Tobin The zodiac, your horoscope, tea leaves…people have been trying to make sense of human attributes since the dawn of dirt. Corporations pay big money to navigate these muddied waters and will train employees to better understand personality types to harness…

Trail Running Video: Founders of the Upchuck 50K on Making a New Cult Classic

Upchuck 50K Trail Race from Rock/Creek on Vimeo. By Andrew Kornylak, The Blind Monkey The Upchuck 50K is one of the toughest trail races in the country, and in just a few years has become a cult classic, and a sought-after hardman notch in the belt. It tackles some of the most wild and technical…

Winning the Dakar: Marc Coma on Motorcycling 3,100 Miles Across South America

Photograph by Marcelo Maragni, Red Bull Content Pool We usually don’t pay much attention to motor races, but the Dakar is not just any race. Originally known as the Dakar Rally and tracing a wilderness path from Paris to Senegal, it has long been known as one of the grandest, and most dangerous motor races…

What It Takes to Compete in Alaska’s Iditarod–Jamaican Musher Dances to Keep Warm

By Tetsuhiko Endo; Photograph by Bob Hallinen, Landov, see more adventurers in our Ultimate Adventurers gallery. The long, cold winter is winding down for most of us, but in Alaska, they are gearing up for one last hurrah. That’s right, the 86th Iditarod kicks off March 6. The dogsledding race goes from Anchorage to Nome,…

Adventure in 60 Seconds: Last Week in Exploration

By Tetsuhiko Endo Since the popularization of whitewater rafting and kayaking, the North Fork of the Payette has become one of North America's premier stretches of whitewater with 15 miles of continuous Class V rapids, including the infamous series of drops known as "Jacob's Ladder." Record rainfall in the region has swelled the river to…

South Africa: 56-Mile Comrades Marathon – The Results Are In

National Geographic Digital Media’s Korena Di Roma will be traveling to South Africa to report on the Comrades Marathon, the start of the World Cup, and World Vision‘s humanitarian efforts in the country. Follow her dispatches here. Photographs by Korena di RomaSingle-leg amputee Paul Martin lifts his sponsored child—born without arms—at the 60-kilometer point near Field’s…