Matthew Futterman

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Endurance sport looks inward after tragedy kills 21 runners

More Sports May 30, 2021

Endurance sport looks inward after tragedy kills 21 runners

Ultrarunning has never experienced a day like May 22, when 21 runners died as a storm descended on a high mountain pass during a 62-mile race in northwestern China. Tragedy is hardly a foreign concept in ultrarunning, races longer than the standard marathon distance of ...