Big Miles for Bago, Many Others, at BURCS Summer Fat Ass Ultra

WINDSOR, Mass. – The sun beat down on Dietmar Bago’s head as he covered the final steps toward a pop-up tent and removed his sweat-soaked bandana. Underneath the tent he found a table full of tasty snacks, an assortment of Gatorade flavors and other cold drinks and – most important – shade. Continue reading Big Miles for Bago, Many Others, at BURCS Summer Fat Ass Ultra

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MassUltra Roundup: Golden Gate Trail Race

The lightest weekend of out-of-state racing in months featured just one Massachusetts resident toeing the starting line at a race beyond the Bay State, but that runner – Lynnfield resident Dan Kelley – more than made his presence felt when he traveled cross-country to California for the Golden Gate Trail Race 50K. This week’s roundup is a one-man show. Continue reading MassUltra Roundup: Golden Gate Trail Race

International Roundup: Zugspitz Ultratrail and the Wicklow Way Race

A trio of Massachusetts ultrarunners recently tackled races in Europe, and they delivered strong performances. Needham’s Patrick Caron and Quincy’s Greg Soutiea both earned fourth-place finishes at international races, and Boston’s William Hafferty also secured a hard-earned finish in Ireland. Both the Zugspitz Ultratrail in Germany and the Wicklow Way Race in Ireland are captured in our inaugural international roundup. Continue reading International Roundup: Zugspitz Ultratrail and the Wicklow Way Race

MassUltra Roundup: Forbidden Forest and the Finger Lakes 50s

The weekend prior to the Fourth of July is typically quiet on the ultramarathon scene with only a handful of options nationally. Two of them took place in the Northeast and included finishers from Massachusetts. Beverly’s Scott Defusco had the biggest weekend as he won the inaugural Forbidden Forest 30-Hour Ultra in Connecticut, and four runners from the Bay State brought home 50K finishes at the Finger Lakes 50s in New York. Both offer some light reading after a light weekend of racing. Continue reading MassUltra Roundup: Forbidden Forest and the Finger Lakes 50s