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Wasatch Front 100

Wasatch Front 100


That was the word I used when telling a friend why I wanted to run my first 100, Western States.  I could imagine myself on the Western States course and crossing the finish line. And that, I did 11 years ago.  Driving into Sugarhouse Park, the site of race check-in/meeting, there stood a garden with the word IMAGINE formed by the flowers. I took a big breath in and felt calmness run over me. I had imagined WF 100, now I needed to believe I could do it.

The mind is a powerful tool. It can make whatever you truly believe happen. Others believed I could earn the Crimson Cheetah, but did I?

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Native Eyewear

La Sportiva is proud to be partnering with Native Eyewear for the 2014 season.  Native will be providing technical eyewear for the La Sportiva Mountain Running Team in addition to great race prizes found at La Sportiva sponsored running events.  Check the race calendar for a full listing of La Sportiva sponsored events and keep an eye out for the La Sporitva Mountian Running Team in 2014!



Eric Blake Finishes 25th at World Championships

La Sportiva Ambassador, Eric Blake, takes 25th place at World Mountain Running Championships in Italy, hot off the heels of his 1st place victory at the World Masters Mountain Running Championships.

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Buddy Jones Test Drives the Bushido!

La Sportiva Mountain Running Athlete Buddy Jones just received the new Bushido and is psyched to say the least! Check out his review of the newest product from our Mountain Running line including technical info and real feedback from the trails of Southern California.

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USATF Half Marathon Trail Championships 2014 - 10/27/2014

A runner on my heels yelled to me to get up which is always good advice as it usually starts hurting if you don't get up and run right away. I bounced up and ran the rest of the way in a little fatigued and scraped up but no worse for wear. More...

Oregon Coast 50KM Race Report - 10/24/2014

Our shoes were guaranteed to (a) get wet and (b) be full of sand. I made the conscious decision to start in my La Sportiva Vertical K's and would switch out to my Crosslites at mile 7. More...

North Face Endurance Challenge Park City 2014 - 10/19/2014

I am a sucker for quality gear and swag and when I saw the race was giving running socks to each participant I had to sign up. More...


I was decked out in La Sportiva gear for the JFK 50 miler. I was representing the company that has supported my racing thus far and has failed to disappoint me in terms of footwear and apparel. Even after racing 50 miles in their attire, I will reiterate my faithfulness to the brand and its consistent reliability. More...

XTERRA Trail Nationals 2014 life doesn't always follow your plan - 10/15/2014

When I ran 2 years ago I was fourth in my age division and my wife told me if I ever won my age division I could go to Worlds.... More...

Burpees, Fartleks and Graston: Training Update - 04/01/2014

I am in the thick of an aggressive training period in preparation for my next cluster of races starting with the Don’t Fence Me In 30k in Helena, Montana on May 10th. I am averaging 70 miles a week exclusively on trails (which is like 10-20 miles more on roads) and 2-3 workouts at Terrain Gym. My weekly running workouts are a variation of tempos, progressions and fartleks. More...

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Pam Smith's Top 10 Essentials For 100 Milers

Pam Smith's Top 10 Essentials For 100 Milers

What does Pam Smith consider essential for a 100 miler?

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Meet The Team

Thomas Reiss

Thomas Reiss

I started running at 22 in my native country of Germany. My first goal was simply to finish a marathon. With just 3 months of training I not only finished, but with a time of 2:56. Not a bad finish time for so little training. Then again, I was 22. Nonetheless, this first success landed me a spot on my hometown’s running club team and opened the doors to the world of middle and long distance running. As a member of the club, I ran anything from 800m to half marathons.

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