Daily News, Tues, July 30

I’d heard about the Lakeland 50/100 in the English Countryside, but this report helps me understand why it’s such a popular event. Beautiful scenery, smoothies at aid stations, great volunteers, discos.  Wait, what?

Jenny Capel set a new Tahoe Rim 165 FKT (women) with a 53:36 with some killer pacing from friends, including Victor Ballesteros.  Listen to our podcast with Victor from his attempt last year.

Want watch Anton climb a mountain?

Not an ultra, but this marathon on Everest takes three weeks to get to. Hat tip to Cory P.

It’s tough to define “world’s fittest athlete” but I think Ashton Eaton would qualify. Here’s his advice for the rest of us.

Ultra legend Jim O’Brien fired from HS XC gig for some lame soundint reasons. I’m anxious to see how this all turns out.

Tropical Storm Flossie (sounds real tough, huh?) blasted us pretty good last night with a thunder and lightenintg storm unlike anything I’ve ever seen. Power was out for awhile, but candles and cocktails got us through the night.  All is good and I’ll be heading out on a red dirt/mud run to the extreme west end of the island.

I’m generally immediately dismissive of lawsuits stemming from accidents at races, but this one sounds like it has at least a modicum of merit.  The athletes are paying to have adequate medical staff and course marshalling present, right?

Derrick Spafford’s report from a 55k trail race with no trail crossings and no aid stations…once you start, it’s impossible to drop. Sounds awesome!

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