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Jo racing The Hillary 80km, just 2 weeks after winning the Tarwera Ultra.

My first DNF- Jo Johansen

Jo Johansen, winner of this years Tarawera Ultra, talks about DNF’ing at TNF100 and what contributed to her ending up in Katoomba Hospital. DNF…… Those three letters sound haunting and look so disappointing. I…

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Tarawera Ultramarathon Entries Now Open

Tarawera Ultramarathon race directorPaul Charteris gives us the run down on the Tarawera entries that open today- Entries for the 2015 Vibram Tarawera Ultramarathon open at 11am on Sunday 1 June NZ time. It’s alway super…

Vajin on the out and back section past Okataina.

Vajin Armstrong’s Tarawera Race Report

Vajin Armstrong’s Tarawera Ultra Marathon 2014 race report. Otherwise known as Adaptability, Or how to pull success from the Jaws of failure. In Ultra running, one of the key lessons you need to…

Photo: Alick Saunders. www.Photos4Sale.co.nz

Lucas Duross Tarawera Ultra Report

Yesterday 18 year old Lucas Duross lined up for the weather altered 55km Tarawera Ultra. Full of confidence and talent to match, it is fair to say it was an excited young Lucas…

Photo: Sage Canaday on his way to winning the 2013 Tarawera Ultramarathon.
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Fast and steady wins the race: Tarawera Ultramarathon on Saturday

This weekend the Ultra Trail World Tour comes to New Zealand. Below is the latest press release for the Tarawera Ultra. “I’ll try to defend my title — but a lot of good…

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Media Release: Tarawera part of Ultra Trail World Tour

Rotorua’s Tarawera Ultramarathon will be one of the races on an exciting new global tour announced in France.The 2014 Ultra-Trail World Tour will feature eight long distance running races in Africa, America, Asia and…

Me about 20 km into the race

A Running Photographer’s Perspective of the Tarawera Ultra Marathon

Many that raced the Tarawera Ultra in March this year would have noticed photographer Mead Norton during the out and back course,  trucking along, camera in hand- here is the story behind the…

Ruby early on at Tarawera Ultra, next to Blue Lake

Ruby Muir Tarawera Race Report

I was hoping, after watching the surplus of race reports flood the web in the wake of Tarawera that I could slip under the radar, but apparently my absence has been noted. Now,…

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Tarawera Ultra 2013

The 2013 edition of the Vibram Tarawera Ultra was a much hyped affair and it totally delivered! No doubt you would have followed the excellent live up dates (when possible due to a lack of reliable cell phone coverage) from irunfar…

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Salomon Internationals running for Ultra fun and results

Below is the official Salomon media release ahead of tomorrows Tarawera Ultra. Backcountry Runner can confirm that Anna Frost, Emelie Forsberg, François D’haene, Ricky Gates will be running in rely teams (2 teams). Greg Vollet will run the…

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