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Ultra Yilan 50k

The trail running scene in Northern Taiwan has, unfortunately, been greatly reduced over the last few months. Due to permit issues and National Park regulations, scheduled races have not been able to proceed. The much anticipated Charming Trail, Old Northeast Coast Trail and Ultra Taiwan have all been recently cancelled, much to the dismay of trained ultra trail runners, excited to participate in these challenging, exceptional events. It was much to the relief of everyone, that Ultra Yilan continued, as scheduled, on the first weekend…

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“Eat and Run – My Unlikely Journey to Ultra-marathon Greatness” By Scott Jurek

Eat and Run, published in 2012, chronicles the life and running career of ultra-marathoner Scott Jurek. It’s no doubt that Scott is a great runner, winning some of the most prestigious races in the sport of ultra running, worldwide. I became somewhat familiar with Jurek’s running career  when I read about him featured in a section of the nonfiction New York Times Best Seller “Born to Run“. As with many athletes, especially those drawn to extreme sports, Jurek has a story to tell, documenting his…

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