Daily News, Mon, Dec 23

Interesting: Popularity of running shoe brands, based on google search volume.

But actually, they don’t matter.

Max helped design and build the USATF XC course in Bend, Oregon. Here’s the story.

Here are some gift ideas for that (British) runner in your life.

She ran for 86 hours and 11 minutes without sleeping. Wow!

For safety concerns, Death Valley is suspending permits for all athletic events in the park. Here’s more info, here’s Badwater’s take on it (scroll to bottom), and here’s a White House petition in hopes they’ll reconsider.  I’ve always wondered why Death Valley NP allows competitive events while most (all?) other National Parks do not. Anyone?

Speaking of BW, here’s a throwback podcast we did with Wardian the day after he finished Badwater.

Another 2013 Year in Review.  Seems like everyone’s in agreement…Rob Krar is the UROY.

…and here’s The Angry Jogger’s hilarious 2013 wrap up and race recap.

Man tights and cold wieners. Discuss.

The countdown has started.  Here are the #10 ultra runners of the year.

URP Daily News will be sketchy for the next week as we celebrate Christmas with our families and friends.  Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and let’s all have an injury free 2014!

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