Interview with Columbia Sportswear Athlete, Amy Sproston. We talk to her about getting into trail running and her multiple attempts to complete the ultimate ultra-race UTMB. How did you get into running and more specifically ultra running? I’ve been running since 7th grade when I joined the track team. I was horrible at sprints, so they putContinue reading

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UTMB is the toughest mountain race in the world. It’s a continuous 103 mile race through the Alps, which means no sleeping, just running for over 20 hours. For some it is beyond imagination. Get to know the runners in UTMB | Endure: Amy Sproston: Never Giving Up Ruy Ueda: Confidence and Determination Tomonori Araki: Freedom,Continue reading

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Do you think you have what it takes to run the UTMB®? Trail runners from around the world come together to test themselves in one of the toughest mountain races in the world. Follow us as we report live from the UTMB®: FACEBOOK, TWITTER, and INSTAGRAM.  In August, over 10,000 athletes from over 100 countriesContinue reading

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Pierre works for Columbia in France. His job is in finance, but he’s a big outdoor fan. He’s running the OCC® for the second time—this time his wife is running alongside him. The finish line should be a joyous occasion as Pierre is the proud father of three daughters who hopefully will be there toContinue reading

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So Edward, a Columbia athlete from China who is competing in the UTMB®, has a trail running origin story that almost feels like something from Hollywood. At the age of 37, his doctor told him he needed to lose some weight. He started road running and then trail running four years ago, and now isContinue reading

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The toughness and extreme conditions of UTMB® are what keep Shunsuke Okunomiya coming back for more. Shunsuke is a serious athlete. This Japanese native trains in the mountains near his home of Saitama, on the outskirts of Tokyo. When asked why he runs the UTMB® his answer is “because it is the longest race,” andContinue reading

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