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Enjoy The Beauty Of Hills- Himalayan 100 Revisited.

Brit Martin Cox’s revisits his 2013 Himalayan 100 experience- “My way of joking is to tell the truth. That’s the funniest joke in the world.”                                                                                                             (Mohammed Ali). From the moment I first…

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The Labyrinth – A Run Around Ruapehu. By Martin Cox.

Almost a year ago we published THIS STORY by British mountain runner Martin Cox. That was an “unfinished” piece of writing, and today we are stoked to present the finished story, un-edited, in its entirety, as “ it…


Martin Cox’s 52 Finest Mountain Races

Brit Mountain Runner Martin Cox is no stranger to travel and racing. He is well known in the New Zealand mountain running scene (he is a 2X Shotover Moonlight winner and was 2nd…

Martin pre muesli bars. Photo: Prasasta Armstrong

Martin Cox Davos Report

While kiwi Vajin Armstrong was charging around the this past weekend at the Swiss Alpine Marathon a little further back in the field was New Zealand’s favourite English Mountain Runner, and 2X winner…

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Northburn: Reinvent Yourself- by Martin Cox

I was a skinny, intense kid with a physique and temperament suited to distance running and very little else. Like all young runners from the South of England, I began by racing road…


The North Face Single-Track Hayasa Review

Martin Cox gives us his 2 cents on The North Face Single-Track Hayasas, a shoe worn by 3 of the top 7 runners in the 2012 Kepler Challenge, as well as Dennis de Monchy well…


“The Silver Fox: My Ascent to the Status of Ultramarathon Legend”

This Saturday British mountain runner Martin Cox returns to the Kepler, having finished 2nd in 2005 behind Phil Costely. The following is an a great piece of writing from Martin, not at all about his…


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