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Emma Knudson

Emma is a semi-professional runner for the Hoka One One Aggies, based out of beautiful San Luis Obispo, California. She is an NCAA DIII All-American, has made multiple top-10 all-time performance lists for track and field and cross country for her alma mater, Linfield College, and graduated with a degree in creative writing with honors. When she's not running, working, or in physical therapy, she enjoys going to the beach, fishing, or lazing around watching Netflix with some Ben & Jerry's chocolate brownie ice cream.

How Long is the Longest Ultramarathon?

In my previous article listing the most difficult ultramarathons in the world, I branded the participants of said ultramarathons as ‘admirably crazy.’ And on that list was one ultra in particular that I would like to give it’s participants a new name. Admirably crazy doesn’t quite fit the difficulty and the sheer questionability of this …

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The 15 Hardest Ultramarathons in the World

Humans love to be challenged. We thrive on the possibility of our own failure– if failure is not a possibility, then the task isn’t worth working toward in our eyes. That’s why as things become easier, we find ways to make the task harder– making puzzles more and more complex, lowering the World Athletics Championships …

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Trail Running Hydration Packs: What The Pros are Wearing

How do you trust running gear on the market, gear that you have never tried and don’t know anyone personally who’s tried it? Online reviews are one way to gain trust in a product. The other way: look at what the pros are wearing.  Whether or not it’s their intention, professional runners advertise gear simply …

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Is Running Good for Mountaineering?

Mountaineering isn’t necessarily a leisurely stroll – the term encompasses any activity that involves ascending mountains, such as traditional mountain climbing or skiing. Athleticism and strength is required in order to not only possess the ability to complete the task at hand, but also to have a good time. It’s no fun to set out …

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What Should I Wear for a Marathon?

Chances are, if you’re running a marathon soon, whether it’s your first or your fifth, your preparation checklist runs long. You’ve laid out your pre-race, during, and post-race fuel, you’ve found the right shoes to run in, you have your support squad in tow – and you’ve checked the race day weather, time and time …

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What is a Recovery Run? (Benefits and FAQs)

If you’ve ever talked to a non-runner about running, they’ve probably said some things like, “Running is so hard!” “I can’t run for more than one minute without needing to stop.” “I don’t know how you do it.” It’s almost as if they assume that runners nearly sprint every run, every day. But, as runners, …

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What Strength Training Should Runners Do?

If you’ve been doing some research on how to become a faster runner, chances are you’ve come across a few articles that suggest strength training. While strength training is an essential element in any runners routine, it’s far too easy to get it wrong and risk injury. Perfecting your form, doing the right exercises that …

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