Ultramarathon Daily News | Friday, Jan 25

MORE OF THIS PLEASE. Get out of your echo chamber, get onto the trails, and recognize that differing opinions are what keeps life interesting.

NCAA Champ Dani Jones writes a note to her younger self and it’s excellent.

Business-wise, I’m happy for RD Paul and his family. As a race fan, I don’t like seeing cool events like Tarawera get sold to Ironman.

If you’re reading this on your phone, turn it off, allow yourself to be bored, and step into the void. (Uh, not really. Finish reading first.) Excellent new post by Brendan Leonard. Now…take the same message to parents about using technology to avoid “boredom” (and creativity!) in their kids and we can talk for hours.

Brittany Peterson at Way Too Cool 2018. (Eric Schranz/URP)

I don’t get claustrophobic (had 45 minute MRI on my brain/eyes yesterday) and don’t mind cramped quarters, but caving and spelunking has never appealed to me…it actually horrifies me. After this story, my opinion hasn’t changed.

Didya check out our latest interview with Brittany Peterson? Sarah and I sat down with the most recent Golden Ticket recipient and learned about how she’ll use her Skyrunning skills at domestic ultras and about her special relationship with Western States.

That episode was sponsored by the Strava Summit upgrade package. Use URP at checkout for a free trial.

Find URP on Spotify right this way.

I haven’t had time to watch the whole thing, but it’s neat to see Kilian sit down for a long interview with Rich Roll.

Alyssa Godesky (VT Long Trail) and Karel Sabbe (AT) win the FKTOY awards, prompting outcry from west coasters that we don’t get enough credit or recognition for anything.

Really cool story about the race announcer for UTMB.

Happy Friday everyone. Have fun on your feet this weekend.

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