Dogwood Canyon - Trail Stars

An epic adventure through icy water crossings and treacherous hills made this year’s Dogwood Canyon Trail Runs nothing less than spectacular. Congratulations to all of the athletes who participated in this year’s event. Springfield FitLife salutes the following men and women who took home top honors in their respective categories. Well done!

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Kaitlyn Jones - NYC Marathon

This girl is on fire! Between running marathons, studying aeronautical engineering, and training to become a private pilot, you could say Kaitlyn’s on the fast track. The 19 year-old from Nixa, Missouri just finished first American in her age group at the New York City Marathon. Get to know a little more about this rising star in our Q&A with Kaitlyn Jones.

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10 Tips for Beginner Weightlifters

Weightlifting can be a little intimidating at first if you don't know where to start, but understanding the basics can help you feel more confident. We asked pro trainer Nicole Roggow what advice she would give to someone new to the sport. Check out her list of the top ten things every beginner should do.

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Behind the Scenes with Ultramax CEO James Krajsa

Ultramax Sports is a full service timing and event production company that has 20 years experience producing world class events. In this behind the scenes look, James Krajsa reveals that hard work, a great team, family, friends, and community support are the essence of what it takes to produce these large scale, active lifestyle events.

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Kim Reed's Top 10 Tips For Your Next Marathon

Kim Reed finished eighth in the Boston Marathon earlier this year. Reed finished the 26.2 mile race in 2 hours, 46 minutes and 47 seconds. That's an average pace of 6 minutes and 21 seconds per mile. In this segment, Kim shares her top 10 strategies to help you prepare for race day so you can crush your next marathon!

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JAKE BRADLEY - 100 MILES OF FREEDOM

The Arkansas Traveller is one of the oldest 100 miles races in the nation. Set in the beautiful Ouachita National Forest in Arkansas, 30 miles west of Little Rock. This race is for anyone looking to test themselves at the premier ultra distance. Over 150 trail runners started this race and only 86 finished. Jake Bradley placed 8th and sprinted across the finish line!

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Canicross: Rescues on the World Stage

Canicross? While this sport is unheard of to many, it’s essentially the sport of cross country running with your dog. Born from the traditional dog powered sport of mushing, canicross races can be found across the country, but particularly in the northern states.

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