endurance

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 ...

Auburn Endurance Capital Marathon now a reality

Jim Northey is of the firm belief the Auburn area should live up to its billing as the Endurance Capital of the World. The longtime Auburn resident already organizes several challe ...

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 ...

Roosen relishing each run

Paul Roosen enjoys taking in the beautiful scenery and challenging himself as he hits the trail to prepare for ultramarathons. But perhaps the biggest benefit of his hobby comes wh ...

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 ...

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 ...

Crandell cruises to the Cup

John Crandell was so prepared for the Tevis Cup endurance ride that even his backup horse spent time in the spotlight Saturday night at McCann Stadium. Crandell’s dominant horse ...

The trail is the ultimate rival

Barbara White subscribes to a simple approach when it comes to successfully negotiating the 100-mile Western States Trail Ride. “Every mile is one you don’t have to do again, ...

Roes chases down his foes

There were moments Saturday when Geoff Roes couldn’t help but question the blistering pace of the leaders at the Western States Endurance Run. By Saturday evening, Roes was sett ...

Rookies rule, records fall

A course that has humbled countless rookies was no match for two fresh faces. Geoff Roes became the first in Western States Endurance Run history to break the course record in his ...