Ultramarathon Daily News | Friday, Oct 11

Photographer¬†Amy Broadmoore recently launched¬†Onward, a photography project that explores the reasons for women’s underrepresentation in endurance running, biking and skiing events through storytelling. Check out the pics, stats, and commentary here. I like this approach a lot and can’t wait to follow along.

Podium Runner: More on Kipchoge’s 1:59 challenge and how you can watch it. I didn’t realize the course was 90% straight…wow. I say he gets it. You?

Gary Robbins shows how it’s done. When the winner is caught breaking the rules at one of his races, he was put in a sticky situation but handled it well.

IRF: AJW writes about Grindstone 100’s uniquene features. 6pm start? Oof.

Runner’s World: Women deserve to run without fear.

Runner’s World: Nike shuts down NOP. They say they’ll “help their athletes find new coaching”, but I wonder what that means contractually. Will they allow Nike athletes to dissolve their contracts and find new sponsors? (I’m guessing not.)

Speaking of Nike, they’ve created a shoe specifically for slow runners. Isn’t that the majority of ultra trail shoes?

Ultimate Direction: Thoughts and experiences from the Leadville/RRR double. I’m curious…Run Rabbit Run had announced a massive prize purse going down seven places with $75k to give away. Did that ever happen?

The 1st-5th grade XC team I coach has another meet today and I’ve been up all night with butterflies. This has been a tremendously rewarding experience and I can’t wait to see how they do. Goal: Lots of smiles. No tears.

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