Daily News, Wed, Aug 6

Hoka announces five new models at the Outdoor Retailer show; I trust Eric will fill us all in. GearJunkie has showcased a few products, including a sweet potato bar!

Is the Pacific Crest Trail’s supported record about to be lowered? Follow the progress here.

And hey, any sightings of SpeedGoat out on the AT?

Hal’s book is out, and here are his basic 20 rules for ultra race day.

It’s time for Sierre-Zinal, which means Ian does use his usual race rundown. US speedsters include Joe Gray and Alex Nichols for the men, Stevie Kremer, Kasie Enman and Stephanie Howe on the women’s side.

Beat, who Eric interviewed a few months ago, came north and joined Washington runners Daniel Probst and Aaron Poh to complete the 108-mile Mt. Baker Marathon, which dates back to 1911. Jill’s write-up with great pictures about supporting their trip is here.

Six Days in the Dome results are being updated every couple of hours on their Twitter feed and there is a small, live camera view too. Only 100-ish more hours to go! Yikes…

Are you running the Flagstaff 56k Skyrunner ultra? Run Steep Get High has your course video preview.

Fighting the cut-offs and gritting out a first 100-mile finish at the San Diego 100.

NUC: interesting geographical statistics on where the fastest runners come from; comparing the 100m, 1500m, 10km and marathon.

One for the ultra-ladies (I hope): show me your boob…sweat (IE preventing chafing).

In the Pacific Northwest we’ve had devastating fires that have hurt local mountain towns. Some races have been cancelled, like the third event in the US Skyrunner Series, Angels Staircase, and others still are threatened. Rainshadow Running has details on how you can helpthese communities.

And lastly, some great Idaho scenery from IMTUF RD/XC camp coach, Jeremy Humphrey.

This runner likes to draw wieners wherever she goes.

Today’s URP Daily News is brought to you from Seattle, WA by Luke Distelhorst @ seekingultra.blogspot.com (lots of northwest trail porn). I am easily seduced by 12-hour days in the mountains fueled by Swedish Fish, Ginger-O’s and Pearl Izumi Trail N2 shoes. 

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