Despite being “only the half marathon,” the all-uphill Ascent race is sometimes the more competitive distance. Following our MUT Running ethos, we like to celebrate the “sub ultra-distance mountain races” and have great respect for the higher speed and higher intensity that these “shorter” races have to offer.
In 2016, Lucrezi gathered some friends together to start an online journal — a place for female-identifying runners to share experiences, tips and inspiration. For a few months, they posted one article a week, until women from all over began to submit contributions to the journal.
Matt Daniels, a Nike Trail athlete and founder of MutRunning.com, is among those professional athletes getting ready to race Western States. Having finished in 4th place in 2019, he is no stranger to the course. If anything, he brings more ultra-trail experience to the game now than he did two years ago.