TrailRunnerMag/Metzler: Imagine trail running without social media. #impossible #sponsorlink #please
Outside: Hutch reexamines the myth and stories of the Tarahumara from Born to Run. Compelling read, definitely check it out.
Run Hard Mom Hard Podcast: Nikki and Stef sit down with Ultrarunning Magazine’s Amy Clark to talk about raising twins, editing the magazine, and more.
Semi-rad: I’ve never been “real” white water rafting, but this story from Brendan makes me want to book a trip. And yes, I’ll volunteer for groover duty.
URP listener Peter is (half-jokingly?) trying to put together a fund that will entice David Nilsson (brother of ultra champ Ida Nilsson) to toe the line at an ultra if all major marathons are cancelled this fall. Love the idea. David is a beast of a runner who’s quick on the roads and track (PB 2:10, HM 1:02, 28:32 10K ) and also has the CR at Crown King Scramble 50k (movie here.) In my opinion, there’s not another male runner who’d be more ready right now to mix up the front of the pack than David.
The NYC Marathon is now cancelled. Why?
iRunFar: AJW writes about The Golden Hour (deserves caps, dammit) on the Placer High track. For the past five or six years, Andy and I have camped out near the gate and cheered on every single runner as they come in. No other place or time on the course compares.
Speaking of Western States, how many tattoos can you match with their “owners”? Our intrepid photographer Stephanie snapped a ton of pics last year at the athlete meeting and now it’s up to you to match them. Can you ID Jeff Browning‘s ink? How about Brittany Peterson? Which of Joe Chick‘s tats on his kaleidoscopically decorated arms did we use? I’ll post another batch today.
And hey, speaking of Brittany, here’s her interview with Tayte Pollman for the latest Western States Stories from ATRA.
Runner hit while participating in the HOTS event and she’ll need significant rehab. Lost her leg, messed up her body. All the best in recovery, here’s a gofundme that’ll help with expenses not covered by insurance.
WaPo: No ultra content, but I suspect many of us learned a lot from the late great Anthony Bourdain. Here are five lessons that had a huge impact.
Is Everesting not hardcore enough for you? Try Everestman then.
Industry news: How the shutdown is affecting the outdoor media landscape.