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  • Joica Spajic is one of the most extreme endurance runners. He recently won the Jungle Marathon, one of the toughest races in the world. In this adventure, he wore UVU clothing to protect himself from the elements. After his return, he gave us feedback on the products.
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Joica Spajic is one of the most extreme endurance runners. He recently won the Jungle Marathon, one of the toughest races in the world. In this adventure, he wore UVU clothing to protect himself from the elements. After his return, he gave us feedback on the products.
Barry Armitage is doing epic horseback journeys. The former professional sailor has ridden many rides and thousands of kilometres over the years. In 2017 Barry won the Mongol derby, a 1000km race across the Mongolian steppe based on Genghis Khan’s messenger system established in the 13th Century with a fresh horse every 40km.
The harder, the better. Mark Turner loves extreme and extremely long races. At the Brutal Extreme Triathlon, he has recently completed a double ironman. After eight kilometre swim, 386km cycle and 84km run he finished second. This man is twice as hard as iron! In our series Run and Gun the endurance athlete answers our short questions and tells us what the craziest race is for him.
Jovica Spajic recently won the Jungle Marathon, a six stages footrace through the Brazilian Amazon Jungle. An extreme adventure with a lot of dangerous animals aside the paths. He won the “La Ultra - The High” in 2016 and were leading at the “Yukon Arctic Race” earlier this year but had to leave the race due to frost bites. For sure, Spajic is one of the best ultra runners in the world. It's the start of our series: “Run and Gun”.
Tim Wortmann has won the Adamello Ultra Trail over 180 kilometers. How he accomplished this, how he prepares himself for an Ultra Run and what he is doing after such tremendous efforts, he told us in an interview.
UVU is a pioneer in developing high performance garments for temperature extremities from +40°C to -40°C. Now, UVU is working to set another milestone in terms of body temperature regulation.
You could say, that a T-shirt will always be a T-shirt. Somehow that’s correct, but the UVU Tee is different. It is a piece of art, so lightweight, that you almost can’t feel it while wearing. Everyone who tested it can tell you about that. We spoke with some of the elite athletes who wore the UVU Tee under extreme conditions and we’ll tell you the secrets of this shirt.
Having only taken up running regularly back in 2012, UVU catches up with Tze Ong to understand what it takes – mentally and physically - to complete one of the most grueling challenges in the world.
Variously described as the most challenging and cruel ultra marathons on the planet, La Ultra – The High is a race like no other, a class of ultra that’s a step up (maybe a few) from the rest.

Antarctica is the coldest, windiest and least populated of the world’s continents. It has a unique landscape, distinctive ecosystems and is one of the world’s last true wildernesses. Not the first place you’d think of heading to if you wanted to compete in a marathon? 

Frank Bozanich

Anne-Marie Flammersfeld is the fastest desert runner in the world and one of the best Ultra-Marathon-Runner.

At the Zugspitz Supertrail UVU-Panther Tim Wortmann finished 2nd. Here he talks about the tough event, memories and his great effort.

“I cannot say whether things will get better if we change; what I can say is they must change if they are to get better”

“Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty.”

An Interview with Richard Donovan about the World Marathon Challenge.

Mohamad Ahansal, 5 times winner of Marathon des Sables, is now organizing his own races in Marocco. Zagora Marathon and Transatlasmarathon.

Pik Lenin, 7134 meters high in Kirgistan. One of the five Snowleopards.