Ultramarathon Daily News, Fri, July 22

Ultramarathon and Trail News From Around the World

No ultramarathon content, but you’ve got to read how Colin O’Brady shattered the Seven Summits record for mountaineering.

Friday Funny: 50k measured wrong and runners had to run 50.1k, resulting in chaos, bedlam, and hysterics.

Semi-Rad’s take on Kilian and Jason’s finish.  All great points.  Here’s Ian’s podcast with Jason from this week. I haven’t had a chance to listen to it, but I’m anxious to check it out and hear Karl’s (always bold) opinions.

North Face Endurance Challenge: Sept 17-18 in Wisconsin. Check it out here and use URP15 for discount at checkout.

How running surface and speed influence your risk of injury.  My recommendation? Mix it up.

Lauren Fleshman is retiring from pro running, but something tells me she’ll still be a relevant figure in the sport concerning athletes rights. (Maybe she’ll have time to come on the show now. Hint hint.)

Think people behaving like asshats in National Parks is a recent phenomenon? Think again.

A few years ago we interviewed former skivvies model Michele Graglia and learned about his running goals.  (Ladies, you back? OK, stick with me.)  Earlier this week, he ran Badwater, finished it, felt fine, and is now on his way back to the start for a Badwater Double.  I hope to get him on the phone next week for an interview.

Take this quick survey about drugs in ultrarunning. The guys at Ultra168 compiled some solid stats last year and are looking for trends this year.

These Draconian media/mktg rules set by the USOC and IOC are almost hard to believe.

On the heels of my Olympics Update post, jousting is being (kind of) proposed as an Olympic event.

Speaking of the Olympics, Brenda’s my current running crush.

…and this 40yo dad of three is heading to the Olympics this year, after giving up pro running. Awesome!

What are you running this weekend?

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