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MassUltra Roundup: Big Bend and Snowdrop

Two ultras in Texas are featured in this week’s roundup: the Big Bend Ultra and the Snowdrop 55-Hour Race. Continue reading MassUltra Roundup: Big Bend and Snowdrop

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Massachusetts Residents Rusiecki, Princic Victorious in Vermont

From 2007-2013, Brian Rusiecki was a major presence at the Vermont 50 as he rattled off seven straight top-10 finishes in the 50-mile race including championships in 2009, 2010, and 2012. After a two-year absence, he returned to the race Sunday, Sept. 25, in Brownsville, Vt., and found himself back in familiar territory battling at the front of the pack. Continue reading Massachusetts Residents Rusiecki, Princic Victorious in Vermont

Flummerfelt, Spera are First from Massachusetts to Complete Tahoe 200

The third running of the Tahoe 200 Endurance Run, a 205.5-mile loop around Lake Tahoe, featured its very first Massachusetts finishers at the multi-day event which began Friday, Sept. 9, and concluded Tuesday, Sept. 13, when the 100-hour time limit expired. Continue reading Flummerfelt, Spera are First from Massachusetts to Complete Tahoe 200

Reign Before the Rain: Rusiecki Victorious, Dissinger 9th at Vermont 100

Long before the first rumbles of thunder rattled through the valleys and well before more than four hours of torrential downpour soaked the dirt roads and trails and drenched runners to the core, a different storm of sorts rolled across the Vermont 100 course. Continue reading Reign Before the Rain: Rusiecki Victorious, Dissinger 9th at Vermont 100

Three from Massachusetts Tapped in Western States Lottery

Competition for entry into the Western States 100 is almost as difficult as the race itself.

A total of 3,510 runners—a Western States lottery record by more than 800 applicants—applied for the 355 spots up for grabs in the 2016 Western States lottery. The lottery took place December 5, 2015, at the Placer High School auditorium in Auburn, CA.

Three Massachusetts ultrarunners were among the lucky ones to have their numbers pulled Continue reading Three from Massachusetts Tapped in Western States Lottery

“Run Free” returns to Massachusetts

ARLINGTON, Mass. – Nine months after making its United States debut with a screening at the 2015 Boston Marathon, “Run Free: The True Story of Caballo Blanco” returned to the Bay State for a second viewing Tuesday night at the Regent Theatre.

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“Run Free” movie poster, courtesy of runfreemovie.com.

The film has earned considerable acclaim throughout the industry, including a 2015 Spotlight Documentary Film Awards Silver Award, and an International Award of Merit from the 2015 International Film Festival for Peace, Inspiration, and Equality. It also was voted the Best Mountain Running Film at the 2015 Ladek Mountain Film Festival, Best Film on Running at the 2015 INKAfest Mountain Film Festival, and Best Documentary at the 2015 Arizona International Film Festival. Continue reading “Run Free” returns to Massachusetts