ultramarathon

This Granite Bay youth gets good mileage

Youth marathon runners are rare. The most notable name is Budhia Singh who, at the age of 4½, ran 40 miles in May 2006. Young Marathon Runners of America has just 226 likes ...

Long journeys worth it for Armstrong, Greenwood

Even in Christchurch, New Zealand, Vajin Armstrong heard the legends and read the stories about the birthplace of ultrarunning. He visited on Saturday, but he wasn’t just an idle ...

All AR 50 trails lead to Auburn

Scott Smith is using Saturday’s American River 50-mile Endurance Run to ramp up his preparation for his first attempt at Western States in June. West Bourgalt is looking to qual ...

Bomhoff reflects on his feat in the heat

The sound of noisemakers and cheering fans erupted outside of Greg Bomhoff’s home Wednesday night, welcoming him back from his brush with Death Valley. Bomhoff, 43, of Granit ...

Bomhoff conquers Badwater

Greg Bomhoff has gone the distance, again. The Granite Bay resident finished the notoriously difficult Badwater Ultramarathon Tuesday evening with a time of 34 hours, 6 minutes. ...

Western States 100 runners battle agony of the feet

Hamstrings may howl, glutes stab and stomachs churn. But the agony of the feet is perhaps the most nagging concern for Western States 100 runners this weekend. In the world of ultr ...

They came from the north

By Todd Mordhorst Journal Sports Editor As the skies grew darker and the temperatures slowly dipped Saturday, Geoff Roes and Tracy Garneau felt more and more at home on the Ameri ...

Roes’ woe helps Pantilat repeat

COOL - Leor Pantilat looked around in disbelief Saturday after breaking the tape at the Way Too Cool 50-kilometer trail race. “Where’s Geoff?” he asked, fully expecting to ...

Know your runner

This is the latest in a series of profiles on Auburn-area residents participating in the Western States Endurance Run on June 27. It’s been more than a decade since Dennis ...