Tag: Arizona Trail Race

  • Katie’s AZT 800 – Reflections and Video

    Katie’s AZT 800 – Reflections and Video

    When I lined up for the Arizona Trail Race, an 800-mile mostly singletrack route from Arizona’s border with Mexico to its border with Utah, I had one major goal: Finish with healthy lungs. To be honest, I didn’t know if that was possible for me. Asthma has always been something I’ve had to contend with…

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  • Women of the 2023 Triple Crown Challenge

    Women of the 2023 Triple Crown Challenge

    When it comes to the most intimidating of bikepacking “events,” one has to think that the Triple Crown Challenge stands apart from the rest. With the goal of completing the Tour Divide, Colorado Trail Race, and Arizona Trail Race during their Grand Departs in the same calendar year, it’s a massive undertaking and a huge…

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  • Just Eat Snacks and Drink Water and Ride a Bike – Katie Scott on the Arizona Trail 300

    Just Eat Snacks and Drink Water and Ride a Bike – Katie Scott on the Arizona Trail 300

    Katie Scott wrote up a beautiful piece on her Arizona Trail 300 experience. She’d decided that she wanted to race four days prior to the start, borrowed a pile of gear, did a massive study session of the route on the drive down to the border, and put together an impressive ride, getting to Picketpost…

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  • Alexandera Houchin’s AZT Video

    Alexandera Houchin’s AZT Video

    I gathered about an hour and a half of footage on my iPhone over the 12-day journey I had racing the 800 miles of the Arizona Trail Race this fall. I edited it down into a short video and I hope that you like it!

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  • Coatimundis and Cougars on the Arizona Trail

    Coatimundis and Cougars on the Arizona Trail

    After a disappointing and unsuccessful attempt on the Colorado Trail Race this year, I was surprised at the pang on envy I felt watching racers lining up to tackle this year’s Arizona Trail Race. I followed the race on Trackleaders and on the Townie, and felt a flicker of longing at Eszter’s photos of Ana…

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  • Arizona Trail Race: A Photo Journey

    Arizona Trail Race: A Photo Journey

    As the AZT800 wraps up, Eszter put together a photo essay of her experience shooting photos of the women of both the 300 and 800 with some of her favorite images, stories of racers not doing what she expected them to do, and a reflection on what special events the AZT 300 and 800 are.…

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  • Arizona Trail Race 800 Women’s Finish

    Arizona Trail Race 800 Women’s Finish

    When asked who was going to win the women’s Arizona Trail 800 race, most people were hesitant to commit to either Ana Jager or Alexandera Houchin. The pair had shown earlier this year during the Colorado Trail Race that when it came to multi-day racing, their speeds were similar enough that it would be hard…

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  • Last Woman Standing: Isabelle Fisk and the 2022 AZT300

    Last Woman Standing: Isabelle Fisk and the 2022 AZT300

    When Isabelle Fisk rolled up to the Arizona Trail’s Picketpost trailhead at 6:22 last Monday morning, the look on her face was a cross between incredulity and complete joy. With 24 percent of the riders signed up for the AZT300 making it to the finish this year, Isabelle truly earned the title of “The Last…

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  • Arizona Trail Race 300 Women’s Recap

    Arizona Trail Race 300 Women’s Recap

    The second annual fall edition of the Arizona Trail Race 300 proved to be a tight and exciting one from start to end for the women. While many bikepacking races have a clear leader who establishes their dominance from the start, this year saw three women riding at the front of the field, trading leads,…

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  • Arizona Trail Race 2022 Start

    Arizona Trail Race 2022 Start

    And the Arizona Trail Race: 2022 Edition is off and riding! This was the first year that both 300-mile and 800-mile racers took off from the border, and it was quite a scene at the border fence with 46-ish racers starting, including eight women. Skies are clear, wind is non-existent, and as expected, the trail…

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