An Inside Look at UTMB, the World Series of Ultrarunning

The Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc is a single-stage mountain ultramarathon that draws the world’s top ultrarunners. It’s an agonizing ~105-mile route that features over six miles of ascent around Mont Blanc Massif. We got an inside peek at the action (and the anguish). Consider this your introduction to UTMB, the World Series of ultrarunning. A quarter … Read more

Best Race-Day Fuel for Marathoners and Triathletes

Marathon season is nearly upon us, and while the 26.2-mile footrace is over 120 years old, long-distance races have been around since the ancient Egyptians. Thankfully, shoe advancements are akin to strapping rockets to your feet, and nutrition options have become way more forward-thinking. After all, superior race-day fuel yields speedier race times—it’s science. “An … Read more

Best Beet-Based Nitrate Supplements to Boost Performance

What’s the deal with beetroot? For a humble vegetable, it gets a lot of praise for boosting the performance of endurance athletes. If you’re skeptical if eating this dark-red vegetable or drinking its juice can really boost your athletic performance, we get it. Most “performance boosters” are marketing jargon more than anything—but beetroot is the … Read more