I am a 63, soon to be 64-year-old wife, mother, grandmother and cancer survivor. I have worked as a CRNA for the last 35 years, putting over 150,000 patients to sleep and bringing all of them back. I am a licensed sailboat captain and ran my first footrace of any distance at age 55 in… [view more]
The Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run is the world’s oldest 100-mile trail race. Starting in Squaw Valley, California near the site of the 1960 Winter Olympics and ending 100.2 miles later in Auburn, California, Western States, in the decades since its inception in 1974, has come to represent one of the ultimate endurance tests in… [view more]
Elite Ambassador, Sandi Nypaver, opens up about the struggles she’s faced this year and how she’s come to find sometimes taking a step back is exactly what you need to move forward.
Catch up with Elite Ambassador, Paul Giblin, as he fills us in on what he’s been up to, why he’s running the Western States 100-mile Endurance Run again and chats about which Topo shoes he’ll be wearing.
Topo Ambassador, Barbara Roman, shares her 10 Tips & Tricks for running in warmer temperatures After an unseasonably cool spring here in the Las Vegas desert, the heat wave is finally starting to roll in! With highs in the 100s and lows in the 80s, any time of the day is HOT and not necessarily… [view more]
We asked Topo ambassador, Alaska dweller, photographer, adventurer, outdoor guide, fitness coach, and resident cold-weather running expert (phew!), Kate Arnold, to share her best tips as we wait for the spring melt to happen here at our HQ in Boston. These tips are also top of mind for Kate as she prepares to race the… [view more]
We discovered Charlie Ware when he rolled through the finish line at this year’s Western States 100 in 8th place, scoring a top 10 finish alongside one of our long-time elites, Paul Giblin. Labeled the “breakout” performance of the event, we have to admit, we were a little shocked when a fan flagged that… [view more]
We’re thrilled to announce that Sho Gray, ultrarunner (road and trail) and Tennessee State Record holder for the 100 miler, is joining our elite team! Let’s send him good vibes as he tackles the Desert Solstice 24 hour and 100 mile track invitational this weekend in Phoenix, AZ! When we heard about Sho, we found… [view more]
Our youngest Topo ambassador, Chase Visser, is a competitive youth triathlete navigating the race circuit while juggling the academic rigors that come with being a high school senior (remember those days of AP classes, college applications and SATs?). During his budding career, Chase has already raced for Team USA at the Rotterdam Tri / 2017… [view more]
Hello from the PCT! You may remember me from my last blog post about 7 days before I left for my trip. I am now just over halfway done with this crazy trek. I’ve successfully completed the desert and Sierra sections of the Pacific Crest Trail. Due to fires in Northern California, my boyfriend and… [view more]