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journey of an ultra runner

Follow us on the ‘Journey of an Ultra Runner’ as we build up to the Grossglockner Ultra Trail 2019.

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Expedition Dhaulagiri 7

New attempt at a speed record by alpine mountaineer Benedikt Böhm on Dhaulagiri 7 in Nepal. Find out more about the expedition and the fundraising campaign.

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5 Summits - 1 Record

Simone Eydallin was running the five summits of the highest mountains of the Susa Valley (26km / 7000m+) in less than 5 hours. Now he tells about his experience.

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Via Valais

Via Valais - Grand tour for trail runners from Verbier to Zermatt in 225 kilometers and 14,000 meters of altitude. The course is divided into nine stages and leads through legendary swiss mountain scenery.

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Tapering

D-Day is getting closer, intense training weeks are behind you, but now the magic word is: Tapering. In order to achieve maximum performance on competition day, your body needs to recover. Read here how to do it right.

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Skyrunning World Series

Which competition formats and racing series are there for trail running? Dynafit athlete Pascal Egli gives an overview and explains the differences between the different disciplines.

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Balancing training, family and work

How to find time for training, family and a profession? It’s a difficult balancing act and each individual would answer it differently. However, there are a few common themes...

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Crossing Austria

Two crazy people, two exceptional athletes, two ultrarunners – Klaus Gösweiner and Markus Amon took on quite a task with their Crossing Austria project: 500 kilometers and 20,000 meters of climbing from the lowest point to the highest point of Austria.

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Running hacks

Running hacks - simple tips and suggestions to make the life of a runner easier during training and competition. They are incredibly important, and they make a runner’s life significantly easier. We asked a number of runners for their “secret tips”...

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base training ultra marathon

An ultramarathon doesn’t just start when you stand at the starting line, but many months before that. The be-all-end-all in ultrarunning is the base training, and it demands a ton of discipline and lots of diligence and consistency. Because it means that you run a lot but you stay at a low heart rate, i.e. in what is called the aerobic base training zone.

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Overburdening

Ultrarunning means to stress your body above and beyond the normal amount. That only works when you put in the appropriate training. Novices as well as experienced runners battle overload injuries again and again. That’s why we asked physical therapists from Outdoor Physio for their advice:

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Speed Transalp

In 36 hours on touring skis across the Alps – this is the record attempt by Benedikt Böhm. The SPEED Transalp is not only an athletic goal, but also dedicated to a good cause.

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Trofeo Mezzalama History

The Mezzalama Trophy is the world’s highest alpine ski mountaineering race and one of the toughest races for ski mountaineers. Learn more about the history and the development of the Trofeo Mezzalama.

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Trofeo Mezzalama 2019

The Mezzalama Trophy is the world’s highest alpine ski mountaineering race, and one of the toughest races in the sport. Benedikt Böhm has stepped up to this challenge and reveals just what it takes to be successful.

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Mountopia Stefanie Traurig

Mountopia participant Stefanie Traurig fulfilled her personal Mountopia, the Mount Everest Basecamp. How close dream and nightmare were to each other, she tells in the Dynafit Blog.

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ISMF Worldcup

In the ISMF World Cup the world's best athletes compete in different disciplines. Dynafit athlete Johanna Erhart knows what it comes down to and explains the most important regulations.

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Mountopia 3 Peaks - 3 Days

Großglockner, Ortler, Zugspitze in only three days, exciting impressions and voices of the Mountopia winners.

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Ultra Running Manaslu Trail Race

Dynafit athlete Nina Koch circumnavigated 8,165-high Manaslu in the Himalaya in 9 days. In our Dynafit blog, Nina tells of her experiences in Nepal.

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Mountopia Mezzalama Winner

The six Dynafit Mountopia winners will participate in the Trofeo Mezzalama, the toughest ski mountaineering race on this planet. In our Dynafit blog, we introduce the Mountopia winners and their fighting spirit in detail.

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Mountopia Winners

3 Peaks - 3 Days is the finale project for the winners of the Mountopia Challenge Summer 2018. Using Speed Style, they will climb Grossglockner, Ortler and Zugspitze. We want to introduce them to you.

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Elbrus Race

Taking the title of the highest peak in Europe, Mt. Elbrus tops out at 5,642 meters. Dynafit athletes Johanna and Vroni took on this mountain and raced it in the Red Fox Elbrus Race. Nick Hendrickson accompanied them and tells us how it went.

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Tips for an Ultramarathon

Race preparation for an ultra is key and very personal. However, there is a bit more planning needed prior to an ultra than before a normal short race. Here are my top five tips that are particularly key in my own ultra planning.

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Running Himalaya

Nowhere is trail running preparation more critical than running long days in cold weather at high elevation. Alpine Runner Dan Patitucci shares his Himalayan running experiences and gives tips how to deal with elevation and what gear to bring.

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Training for an Ultramarathon

The path to an ultramarathon demands a lot of discipline. But how do you become an ultrarunner and how do you prepare for your first ultra? We asked our athletes and determined that there is not one single path to becoming an ultrarunner.

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Ski Touring Adamello

Elisa Deutschmann, her Husky and 4 friends were out and about last season in a side valley in the Adamello Group in Italy. Due to the very long approach, this valley is usually deserted and bestowed on them wonderful expedition-like feel.

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24 hours skimo record

Hard training, perfect conditions, and unwavering passion for ski mountaineering. Lars Erik Skjervheim trained for three years for this day. Now, the weekend of May 19-20, 2018 is in the books.

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Hoji Interview

Freeride professional Eric Hjorleifson about the new Hoji Pro Tour ski touring boot.

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Damavand - Sea to Summit

I stand on the summit of Damavand, the highest mountain in Iran. Behind me are 5,970 meters of vert (19,587 ft.) and 130 kilometers (81 miles). For 14 hours and 20 minutes, I made my body suffer while outwitting my mind.

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Gran Paradiso Mountopia Johanna Erhart

17,000 meters of vert -- 1,000 kilometers -- 7 days: Bike & Hike Gran Paradiso

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Skitouring Alaska Mountopia Igone Campos

Ski, eat, sleep, repeat -- that's how Igone Campos envisioned Alaska and her Mountopia there. Here you can read about her adventures at the Chugach Mountains.

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Patrouille des Glaciers – ski mountaineering race

The world’s largest ski mountaineering race. The legend from different perspectives

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Ski Touring Bulgaria

What do you think of when you think of Bulgaria? Ski touring? Not. That's what most Europeans and many others would certainly think...

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Recovery after training and races

In performance sports, recovery has been accepted for a long time as part of the training process and recognized as an integral part of training management.

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Lenin Peak Speed Ascent

During high-alpine mountaineering, physical and mental strength come together in situations on the mountain that could never be foreseen. That is what our climbing team experienced recently on Lenin Peak...

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Interview Igone Campos

What’s your Mountopia? For its third round, the Mountopia competition again drew many international athletes. Igone Campos Odriozola was right in the mix from the start and was always among the top 10. This was her third try, and it finally all came together...

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Snow Leopard Day 2019

According to expert estimates, there are only 5,000 snow leopards left living in the wild. Join us on our Snow Leopard day to help protect the snow leopards from becoming endangered.

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Sellaronda 2019

Why is Sellaronda Skiamarathon so successful? Because it’s an incredible experience, in direct contact with nature.

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Ski Touring Crete

An experience report about an exotic ski touring trip to Crete, endless snow-covered expanse in the Lefka Ori mountains and Greek hospitality.

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Großglockner Ultra Trail 2017

An experience report of Großglockner Ultratrail 2017 by blogger and runner Harald Angerer.

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The Horny Tour

Starting from Rosenlaui in Switzerland, there is a ski mountaineering tour that combines ascents of the Wetterhorn (3692 meters), Mittelhorn (3703 meters) and Rosenhorn (3688 meters).

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Etna Speed Rush

When the name Sicily pops up, we don’t make the immediate association with snow. Same goes for volcanoes. Rather, the mind delivers thoughts of a hot and arid environment. With Etna however...

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Inside Iran

As so often, life is different than expected. This also applies to the three protagonists of the film Inside Iran. Each of them has its own history, which more or less connects them with Iran.

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