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.
I’ve known Kuni Yamagata for years and had no idea about most of these stories. Great writing Jared!
I’ve got a 5k tonight and am ready to hurt.