Ultramarathon Daily News | Fri, July 8

Ultrarunning/Stern: What’s up in trail and ultramarathon racing this weekend? Badwater starts on Monday with Liza Howard, Harvey Lewis, Michael McKnight, Sally McRae, Pam Smith and others all toeing the line.

SCMP: Salomon moves past HOKA as the most popular shoe brand for trail runners. More data in the link.

Imagine the logistics and planning when trying to summit the world’s 14 highest peaks. Now imagine it as an FKT attempt. Norwegian climber Kristin Harila is going for it!

From my perspective, Skaggs was a supernova: a once-in-a-generation talent who blasted onto the scene, did extraordinary things, and promptly disappeared.

–AJW writes about one of the most extraordinary ultramarathon performances on US soil: Kyle Skaggs’ 2008 Hardrock.

Sarah Lavender Smith: The history of Kroger’s Canteen aid station at Hardrock.

More Hardrock: Remember when that guy threatened to sue the race/run because of the lottery fee?

I’ve known Kuni Yamagata for years and had no idea about most of these stories. Great writing Jared!

Can we get some universal standards for GPS watches too???

Beer made from recycled sewage water debuts in Singapore. 

The Menopause 200.

Shan Riggs ran from Florida to Maine then got down on one knee and proposed.

I’ve got a 5k tonight and am ready to hurt.

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