The number one trait you need to be a successful ultramarathon or trail runner: Patience.
What excited me the most about Boston is that I didn’t recognize many of the top women and men from the US. We’ve got a deep bench and these next few years should be incredible. Here’s more on the ladies.
Well written article about Avery Collins and how cannabis fits into his ultramarathon running lifestyle, how feels about drug testing, and whether cannabis use is a PED. (Here’s our interview with Avery.)
…but listening to music–which has scientific proof as a performance enhancer–is celebrated.
Think you’ve had bad luck? Read this account from a running club who’s trip to Two Oceans Ultramarathon was wrought with a robbery, a breakdown, a runner getting hit by a car, and more.
A few of my favorite tweets from yesterday:
“For me, these were the best conditions possible.” Yuki Kawauchi, Boston Marathon winner.
— Steve Magness (@stevemagness) April 16, 2018
If conditions were like that for every road marathon, you might be able to convince me to run one some day. #BostonMarathon
— Amelia Boone (@ameliaboone) April 16, 2018
“This looks to be a crazy move.”
“I don’t know what he’s thinking.”
“He’s thinking to get on camera.”
Quotes from NBC’s announcers on Yuki Kawauchi, your 2018 Boston Marathon Champion.
It must be hard to hear doubters when you’re kicking ass in the rain. https://t.co/XyfQptYkei
— Kit Fox (@kitfoxwrites) April 17, 2018
When Shalane Flanagan won the New York Marathon, she had encouraging words for her teammate.
Today, Desi Linden had her turn. pic.twitter.com/H1PaHjCL2j
— ESPN (@espn) April 16, 2018
Results from ultramarathon and trail runners at Boston:
- Sage Canaday: DNF
- Joe Gray: 2:37
- Mike Wardian: 2:56
- Dave Johnston: 3:30
- Jorge Maravilla: 2:35
- Alex Varner:
- Michael Aish: 3:33
- Monica Prelle (writer of the piece on Bobbi Gibb above): 2:57
- Ian Sharman: 3:08
- Mario Fraioli: 2:37 (recap here)
- Kyle Robidoux: 4:05
- No other reports of female ultramarathon runners. Who am I missing?
Happy Birthday to my mom! She didn’t start running until her mid 40s when she realized she had a natural talent for hard work and speed. Want to learn more about how she stays fit in her mid 60s and what she thinks of trail running? Here’s my interview with her from a few years ago.