The first 100-mile ultra-marathon held in Manitoba attracted veteran long distance racers as well as newly aspiring ultra-marathoners. Just competing in this grueling endurance test is considered a victory.
Even with cold May weather, people came out in droves for some friendly competitive activity at the first of four such races this month.
Cyclists are so obsessed with time that many in the local racing community spend thousands of dollars on equipment, thousands of hours training, and impeccable attention to managing aerodynamic flow.
Grand Beach can be busy, but for those who don’t know, a short trip from the traditionally visited areas reveals a priceless gem – the Grand Beach Ski and Trail system, now a magnet for avid Fatbikers.
The Manitoba Runners’ Association inducted three more runners into its Hall of Fame at a banquet that celebrated the athletes and the positive attitudes they promote.
When Jeff Badger ran across frozen Lake Winnipeg 22 years ago, he started a Manitoba tradition.
This year’s Actif Epica ultra-marathon demanded that all contestants dig deep and draw from their intestinal fortitude. Pushing the limits for all involved was the teaching lesson of the day.
With the most recent snowfall, some members of this weekend’s Acif Epica ultra-endurance race and other local sportspeople are focussed on understanding their navigation equipment.
While icebiking is one sport never featured at any Winter Olympics, hundreds of hearty Manitobans are gearing up for this unique annual cold weather cycling event this month at The Forks.
Endurance athletes competing in the 130 km ultra marathon in the middle of February have been advised to be prepared for an extremely difficult race and to realize what they’re getting into.