Ultramarathon Daily News | Mon, June 29

So who would have been the talk of the ‘net today if Western States would’ve happened? What guy would have won? Did a female runner crack the top ten? Who would have been the big surprise?

Speaking of WS100, here’s a new film by Austin Meyer about “The Golden Hour” when athletes are giving it everything to make it across the finish line in under thirty hours. Truly one of the best moments in sports each year.

iRunFar/Mock: Catching up with Mike Wolfe. Always liked that guy and that gym sounds awesome. I’m not a gym/workout type, but that sounds right up my alley. Here are our interviews with or about Mike: Initial interview | Grand Traverse with Foote | JMT with Hal

Looking for tips for trails around Lake Pend Orielle/Sand Point/Bottle Bay in Northern Idaho. We’ll be up there next month and I’d love to get some trail time in. Thanks.

TrailRunner/Metzler: I never knew him, but it sounds like the southwest trail running community lost a good one this past week when runner/RD Chris Martinez lost his battle with cancer.

College sports: Talked to a good friend of mine who’s involved in risk/insurance for NCAA athletics. His guess is that there will be no college sports on the west coast in Fall. None. Jury still on the SEC.

Speaking of college sports, here’s a great new piece by Martin Fritz Huber about how new endorsement rules will allow collegiate athletes to market themselves for money and how it might lead to corruption.

Sarah goes deep with Craig Thornley about the cancellation of WS as well as his personal running goals and trail work.

Here’s The Ginger Runner’s new movie about Kaytlyn Gerbin’s incredible finish at Western States 2019. Haven’t watched it yet, but I will this evening.

Recognize any of these summer runners? Do you have them in your city? I’d add a few…

  • Trail Tony is running on the streets or bike path. He’s got on a hydration pack, gaiters, and of course, trekking poles.
  • “My dog’d friendly” Fred: Fred runs with an off leash dog who runs up to my leashed dog, growls, and freaks us both out. “Don’t worry, he’s friendly!” Tony shouts. Tony is usually wearing a mask “to protect others.”
  • Three Wide Wanda: Wanda and her friends run three abreast and have zero clue of anything around them.

I’ve been SUPing a ton. Thought it was a pretty lame activity until a few weeks ago and now Im doing it nearly every day. Drive 5 miles up river, paddle down to my house, run back up to get my car. Afterwards it feels like I’ve done yoga for an hour and I’m really seeing and feeling results. Anyone else?

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