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Testing Ourselves by Kilian Jornet and Emelie Forsberg


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In this short film we see Salomon trail-runners Kilian Jornet (Spain) and Emelie Forsberg (Sweden) attempt to hike up the mountains of Himalaya – without any extra gear. The goal is to see if it’s possible to do so with no real altitude training.

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Documentary, Inspiration

Running Without Sight


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Cristian Valenzuela is a visually impaired Paralympic champion who won Chile’s first gold medal in 2012 for the 5,000-meter race.
In this film we follow him and get to know more about his life and why he started running.

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Documentary, Trail running, Ultra

How far would you make it in the Barkley 100?


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The Barkley 100, or “The Race That Eats Its Young”, is a brutal 100 mile race. There are no trails, you are only given a map and a compass. It’s not a race against the other competitors or against time – It’s a race made to see how far you can push yourself. As of today only 15 runners have ever finished.

Following is an excerpt from Wikipedia about how the idea for the race came to fruition:
“The Barkley course was designed by Gary “Lazarus Lake” Cantrell. His idea for the race was inspired upon hearing about the 1977 escape of James Earl Ray, the assassin of Martin Luther King, Jr, from nearby Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary. Ray covered only 8 miles (13 km) after running 55 hours in the woods. Cantrell said to himself, “I could do at least 100 miles”, mocking Ray’s low mileage. Thus, the Barkley Marathons was born.”

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Documentary, Race, Trail running, Ultra

What it Takes to Run the Gnarliest Race in the World


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A few days ago we featured a video of Ryan Sandes running through the mountains of South Africa. Todays’ video is all about him and his inspirational journey to the 2017 Western States 100, or as some like to call it, “The Gnarliest Race in the World”.
It might be incredibly tough but there’s one other race that might deserve the title of the worlds gnarliest race just as much. Stay tuned this week to find out which one!

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Documentary, Inspiration, Lifestyle

A Life On The Road


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Got 18 minutes to spare? Watch this Salomon TV Special about Rickey Gates, who has spent the last ten years on the road, dedicating his life to traveling and running.

… or, if you don’t have 18 minutes, jump straight to the 7:30 mark for an absolutely stunning rock creek running scene!