ultrarunning

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 ...

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 Granite ...

Bomhoff braves Badwater

Greg Bomhoff is used to people calling him crazy when they hear he’s running the Badwater Ultramarathon. That’s because the grueling, two-day footrace, beginning July 11, cove ...

Kilian’s latest conquest: Western States

The Western States Endurance Run’s cougar trophy is heading overseas for the first time. Kilian Jornet, who grew up running in the Pyrenes Mountains in his native Catalonia, rule ...

Talented WS women everywhere you look

Many of the top women are feeling fit, injury-free and stronger than ever as they pursue the top prize in ultrarunning on Saturday. The scary thing for the contenders is there are ...

Lundy’s in it for the long haul

Kevin Lundy is worried his wife Diana will never stop running. Diana Lundy, 57 of Cool, is taking on the Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run for the sixth time Saturday and has ...

Western States course taking a detour

Organizers of the Western States Endurance run figured 100 miles with more than 40,000 feet of climbing and descending in conditions ranging from cold darkness to blazing canyons w ...

Five Folsom runners pumped for States challenge

Five Folsom-area runners will be among the competition at the 38th annual Western States 100-mile Endurance Run, which begins Friday in Squaw Valley south of Truckee and ends Satur ...

Turney tackles Western States

With each mile Judy Turney logs running, her perspective on life comes into focus a little clearer. Turney, 44, and an Auburn-native, has turned that focus to completing the Weste ...

Powell’s passion leads to ‘Progress’

Bryon Powell is torn. He loves his job. He also loves to run. Thus his dilemma on June 25, when he is scheduled to toe the starting line at the Western States Endurance Run. A thre ...

Mackey motors on the trail

Dave Mackey isn’t sure if the Western States Endurance Run will be on his schedule this summer. After the veteran runner outlasted a host of talented, younger competitors at Satu ...

Finkbeiner, Wolfe shine at Way Too Cool

COOL — You might say running is in Christian Finkbeiner’s blood. The 17-year-old junior from Placer darted to a 10th-place finish at the Way Too Cool 50-kilometer trail race ...

Bomhoff headed to Badwater

Last year Greg Bomhoff took on the track at Franklin Elementary School in Loomis for 24 hours straight.He’s stepping it up a notch this summer. The Loomis runner was selected to ...

Foresthill teen is a running machine

FORESTHILL — Jonathan Huerta’s friends at Foresthill High School are morelikely to volunteer for an extra homework assignment than join him on one ofhis weekend jogs.&l ...