Ultrarunning Mag/Stern: What’s going on in the ultramarathon world this weekend? Looks like a pretty healthy mix of new and old races spread across the country.
Head on over to Freetrail to pick your Fantasy UTMB lineup.
From The Queen’s lips: It’s never to late to start running ultras.
Quadrock 25/50 recap. Pretty stout field this year, nice!
And a video recap from Cocodona 250, courtesy of Run Steep Get High.
We had a really good discussion on Twitter this week about how or if the “spark” of ultrarunning has dimmed in the past decade. Is it just a case of “old timers’ syndrome”, or are there objective factors that have changed the landscape?
Two part question.
Does it feel like the *spark* of ultra trail running is not as bright as it was ten years ago? Not as interesting and/or dynamic?
— Ultrarunnerpodcast (@UltraRunnerPod) May 18, 2022
Clare: Basic LNT (Leave No Trace) principles for the trail.
iRunFar/Malcolm: Corrine breaks down the menstrual cycle and how it affects women runners.
Speaking of females, pro skater Taylor Silverman speaks out against against a trans woman competing in her category–and snagging the top spot and cash. Good for her for not shying away from the controversy and speaking out.
Remy: Garmin enters the running shoe market because, fu*k it, why not?
This Japanese guy started running at 97 years old, broke a few records, and retired at 103.