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The 135-mile route of Badwater is infamously known as “the world’s toughest footrace” due to extremely high temperatures and its sheer length. Finishing the race once is a pretty massive achievement. q More
July 18, 2014

#trailporn photos week 5

By: The Pack Team
Every week on The Pack, we try to bring you amazing stories from people having amazing adventures all over the world. But the truth is you Merrell readers and fans are having your own fantastic adventures every day too, and plenty of you are documenting it as you go. More
What are the chance of being hit by lightning? Minimal. What are the chances of being hit by lightning while on the trail, AND THEN to pick yourself up and continue running? Even more minimal. Well try telling that to Adam Campbell. More
We'd all rather be outside than sat at a desk, no doubt, but now there's even more reason not to slump in a chair for too long. Sitting and exercise have a negative correlation - too much sitting actually decreases the health benefits of our exercise. More
Do you find 5k races a bit too competitive and tiring? Do you aim for a bit more relaxation with your pacing, and prefer to avoid the pressure of beating your best time? Gloanna may be for you, and it's on its way to New York. More
The toughest marathon in the world is days away, but controversy has changed the vibe in 2014. More
July 11, 2014

#trailporn photos week four

By: The Pack Team
That's where #trailporn Friday comes in: we'll post your best photos of your adventure with a full credit. If you want your shots to be included, tag your posts on Instagram with both #merrell and #trailporn or tweet us at @merrelloutside with the same hashtags. More
The toughest challenges in America: hideous amounts of climbing, impossible odds of completion and entry processes that are so difficult, that that alone should put you off. More
What began back in 1979 has transformed into one of the world’s most scenic and sought after marathons. 2014 proved to be no exception on the Gold Coast of Queensland, Australia as the Gold Coast Marathon took place in front of thousands of excited fans. More
It's Independence Day! No doubt you're enjoying the day to take in some of the amazing sights up and around the country. But once you're back from the trail, what better way to celebrate 4th July than with a fine American Craft Beer? More
Every week on The Pack, we try to bring you amazing stories from people having amazing adventures all over the world. But the truth is you Merrell readers and fans are having your own fantastic adventures every day too, and plenty of you are documenting it as you go. More
April 15 2013 will forever go down in history as one of the most tragic days Boston has known. Bolyston Street was the scene of horror just a year ago, where two pressure cooker bombs exploded towards the finish line at the Boston marathon. The city of Boston, however, has rallied around each other and come back stronger than ever. More
For some of us, the feel of a good run is all we need to get out there and get on the track. For others, a reason to go outside is essential to keep up the good habit. Enter Good Gym, a brilliant not-for-profit organization gradually spreading across Great Britain. More
June 27, 2014

#trailporn photos week two

By: The Pack Team
Every week on The Pack, we try to bring you amazing stories from people having amazing adventures all over the world. But the truth is you Merrell readers and fans are having your own fantastic adventures every day too, and plenty of you are documenting it as you go. More
The Western States Endurance Run remains one of the world’s truest tests of endurance, and this year will be no exception as the competitors ready themselves for the 2014 event, taking place on June 28 – 29. More
June 25, 2014

Great Pacific race underway

By: The Pack Team
Billed as 'the biggest, baddest human endurance challenge on the planet', the inaugural Great Pacific Race sees teams from around the world rowing from Monterey, California to Honolulu, Hawaii. More
In an amazing feat of endurance, 45 year old Englishman Steve Birkinshaw has run 320 miles, ascended 36,000 meters and touched 214 hill and mountain peaks in just six days and 13 hours. If this sounds record breaking, it's because it is - the previous best for the route was set by Joss Naylor in 1987, and he did it 12 hours slower. More
Tomorrow sees the annual Rock 'n' Roll Seattle Marathon return for its sixth year running. The event is will attract around 18,000 runners, with the whole event punctuated with live music, including live post-race performances from Sir-Mix-a-Lot and The Presidents of the United States of America at Seattle Center. More
June 20, 2014

Pack Photography Week One

By: The Pack Team
Usually world records are broken by the smallest of margins – a few seconds here and a few inches there. Austrian Christoph Strasser shattered his own cross-country biking record by almost seven hours when he crossed the finish line in Annapolis in the Race Across America on Wednesday morning. More
Proving that you're never too young to set goals and smash them, Jonah Gorevic, a 10-year-old from Rye, N.Y. has broken the World Record time for the mile run by a 10 year old. More
This is not just another lazy weekend. Tomorrow marks the seventh annual National Get Outdoors Day, which is then swiftly followed by Father’s Day on Sunday. Throw some good weather into the mix, and you've got the perfect weekend for outdoor adventuring. More
To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy, France, and to pay tribute to the seven countries that took part, athletes and soldiers from each country will run over a route between Utah Beach (Manche) and Caen (Calvados) and stop through 14 'checkpoints,' located at places of high historical value, to honor the past. More
A couple of months ago we reported on the Jim Ryun Festival of Miles, celebrating the 50th anniversary of Olympic silver medalist and politician Jim Ryun breaking the four minute mile - the first time a high school boy had achieved the feat. Well appropriately enough two competitors managed to break the four minute mile in San Diego - one of them for the very first time. More
With Merrell’s Down & Dirty season in full swing, we caught up with Scott Sweeney an OCR obsessive - that’s obstacle course racing for those of you who’ve never spent a weekend in a mud pit. More
Mike Chambers, adventure junkie, mountain nut and Director for Adventure Programs at Flying Kites, a non profit organization that runs an orphanage near Kilimanjaro, has been in touch with this tale from the road… More
It's not every day we get to see world records broken, and few are as awe-inspiring as the one set by 91 year old Harriette Thompson, who has set a new and incredible time to beat in the 'female, 90 and over' category. More
In less than a week, 18,000 runners will gather in Pietermaritzberg, South Africa, for the world’s largest and oldest ultra marathon - Comrades. More
May 26, 2014

New peaks to conquer

By: The Pack Team
Nepalese government offers climbers the opportunity to be the ‘first’ to set foot on one of the 104 newly opened Himalayan peaks More
A 61-year-old Illinois man is currently running 11,000 miles around America for cystic fibrosis. More
Noah Bliss falls just one minute short of his record-breaking time, during the Cellcom Green Bay Marathon in an unofficial time of one hour, 38 minutes and 17 seconds. More
It's very easy to jump in the car to travel a mile or two to pick up a carton of milk, but a new partnership between Jawbone, the maker of the Up fitness band, and Automatic, maker of an activity tracker for cars, aims to put a stop to unnecessary driving. More
Running with headphones can make us unaware of our surroundings, which is especially treacherous while navigating urban streets. How often have you thought that honking horn was just part of the track? More

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