Category archives for running

By Korena Di Roma, reporting from South Africa I’ve been traveling with Team World Vision following their success at the Comrades Marathon in South Africa. After the race, we spent time at one of World Vision’s development areas in the Drakensburg mountains. Afterward, a group of us flew to Kenya to meet some of the…

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…

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. Pictured: A Team World Vision training run in Durban; photograph by Andrea Peer/World Vision I’m at the hotel…

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. It’s been called the greatest footrace on Earth—56 miles through the brutal, hilly terrain between two South African…

How about running 47 miles in shoe-melting heat with just tire rubber strapped to your feet? A top American ultramarathoner ventures deep into Mexico’s Copper Canyons to learn the secrets of the Tarahumara, the world’s greatest runners. Text and photographs by Will Harlan Last March, I journeyed deep into the Copper Canyons of northwest Mexico…

Going the Distance: Ultra Runner Diane Van Deren On February 15, 2009, a dozen runners toed the starting line of the Yukon Arctic Ultra, a 430-miler across frozen tundra in the dead of winter. With 30-below temperatures and seven-hour windows of daylight, it’s said to be the toughest race in the world. Not a single…

Adventure Town Poughkeepsie?

Move over, New Paltz, Poughkeepsie is making its way onto the adventure town map. After 35 years of dormancy, Poughkeepsie’s now-complete railroad bridge opens up a new playground for hiking, biking, and taking in the Hudson River Valley, just in time for leaf-peeping season.  At 212 feet high and 1 ¼ miles long, the Walkway Over the Hudson is…

Text by Christian Camerota There’s a budding idea that running shoes may be tricking our feet, and that sometimes training barefoot is a better option. Since 2001, a growing amount of research suggests that the various airs and bars and gels found in running shoes may actually be overinsulating our feet from the rigors of…

Text by Andrea Minarcek As March Madness kicks off this week, talk around ye old office water-cooler will likely revolve around NCAA basketball. But that doesn’t mean college hoops fans should have all the fun. So we decided to give you ADVENTURE crowd your own bracket-like list to debate: a run-down of the best modern…

A roundup of the latest adventure news, by Mindy Zacharjasz Au revoir trains, bon jour…bird traffic? Swiss pilot Yves Rossy crossed the English Channel propelled by a self-designed jetpack strapped to his back after jumping out of a plane at 8,000 feet. How did “Fusionman”  steer his eight-foot wingspan the 22 miles from France to…

On Tuesday, 70 two-person teams took off into the Colorado Rockies for the six-day, 112-mile GORE-TEX TransRockies Run. Runners from 11 countries will journey from Buena Vista to Beaver Creek, through the heart of the White River and San Isabel National Forests. The course includes a mix of single-track and forest road with nearly 25,000…

A roundup of the latest adventure news, by Mindy Zacharjasz Polar road trip, check! Two young Brits docked in Sydney after a 26,000 miles sled, sail, and cycle from the geomagnetic North Pole to the magnetic South Pole. The 395-day journey was chock full of drama–a fall through the ice, king-sized storms, and a capsized…

Review by Andrew Burmon What I Talk About When I Talk About Running (Knopf), by Haruki Murakami Haruki Murakami’s sentences have always ticked forward with the confident beat of footfalls. Even his most surreal daydreams unfurl with pace and deliberation. In his latest book What I Talk About When I Talk About Running, a collection…