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Swiftwick athlete Max King prepares for UltraVasan 90k

Deeply rooted in history (think future king of independent Sweden escaping on skis 500 years ago), the Vasaloppet is the world’s oldest and largest Nordic ski race, with more than 15,000 participants. Last year, the Vasaloppet organization introduced UltraVasan, a … Continue reading

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Hillary Allen breaks course record at the 2015 Speedgoat 50K

Swiftwick athlete Hillary Allen made history (or Swiftory, as we like to say) this week at the Speedgoat 50k by breaking the women’s course record. Allen’s race time of 6:37 was an entire five minutes faster than last year’s record holder, … Continue reading

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Ultrarunning: join the crazy, peripatetic tribe

Post by: Matt Flaherty, Swiftwick sponsored athlete.   Last fall, I found myself staring down the barrel of an injury, as we runners inevitably do from time to time. What had started as a rarely-felt shooting pain beneath my second … Continue reading

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Badwater ultra: a view from the crew

Post by Tawnee Prazak at TriTawn.com “This past weekend was a bit of an eye-opener for me. Simply put: I want to do an ultra. I’ve thought about it before but now I know I want to do one and do … Continue reading

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Ultra Talk with Majo Srnik and Michelle Barton

Swiftwick athletes Majo Srnik and Michelle Barton have experience pushing themselves to the limit. Thanks to their unique friendship and passion for running, they have had tremendous success as ultrarunning teammates. They recently spoke on Endurance Planet about how they … Continue reading

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Matthew Flaherty breaks 63 km record at the 3rd Patagonian International Marathon

The third edition of the Patagonian International Marathon officially came to an end last Saturday on a spectacular day in the majestic Torres del Paine National Park, recently voted as an eighth wonder of the world and located in Chile’s … Continue reading

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Running with Michelle Barton

Michelle Barton is an amazing ultra runner who also happens to be a Swiftwick athlete. TrailRunning Canada recently met her in Colorado and were happy to to see her “positive and fun trail attitude” even on a rainy day. In … Continue reading

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Ultrarunners Living the Dream?

A couple of years ago Matt Flaherty was a lawyer who happened to really enjoy running. That quickly changed when he quit his job to pursue ultrarunning. Though he was happy with his job, he said, “the hours and uncertainties … Continue reading

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CAYUGA TRAILS 50 MILE /USATF TRAIL CHAMPIONSHIPS RACE REPORT – Part Two: The Race – Matt Flaherty

So the real reason I was in Ithaca of course was to race!  I came in more prepared  and fitter than last year, evidenced by a 10mile PR run just last week (37 seconds faster than 2013).  I was also better on hills, due to … Continue reading

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CAYUGA TRAILS 50 MILE /USATF TRAIL CHAMPIONSHIPS RACE REPORT- Part One (The Community) – Matt Flaherty

Matt Flaherty 3rd Place – 7:09:05 – Strava Data (via Suunto Ambit 2S) – Photos below from Richard Bolt, Eric Eagan, Ron Heerkens Jr., and Scott Dunlap – check out their albums/posts; great work all around! – Videos: The ‘Stache … Continue reading

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