Daily News, Fri, Aug 29

The hardest running races in America. What got left off the list and what did you just fork over today’s paycheck to run next year?

Nine 12kers, 28 hours and 18 minutes. Luke Nelson and Jared Campbell set a new FKT on Idaho’s highest peaks.

The States Slam is now a thing. Tempted to add the Eastern States 100 to your 2015 race calendar? Here’s a review of the race.

This has gotta be the best thing that’s bigger in Texas.

Need to add some variety to your core routine? Here are 47 new and exciting ways to plank. And something you should only try before enjoying a cold beer.

Third time’s the charm for one tenacious runner and Leadville.

Who else wants to build one of these and park at trailheads all over the country?

Probably preaching to the choir with you URP readers, but in case you need a reminder, here are 10 reasons to run a 50k instead of a marathon.

TGIUTMB. Live coverage here, here AND here. Can’t wait until start time to start geeking out? Check out this UTMB by the numbers. And another race preview.

Jenny Simpson took leaning into the finish to a new level with her Diamond League win.

Today’s URP Daily News is brought to you by an extra sweaty Emily who moved to Eugene, OR a year ago to pursue better beers and better trails. She blogs about her miles and pints at Sweat Once a Day.

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