iRunFar/Mock: All the results from this past weekend including: Jade Belzberg’s overall win on on the West Coast and Mike Thewes’ overall win on the East Coast. Schlarb takes a win in New Mexico, and Ashley Paulson takes an overall win in Utah. Dang, what a weekend for the ladies!
Meanwhile, they’re still running loops in Big’s Backyard. Live results here. As of 4:30am PST, Courtney, Maggie, Dave Proctor, Wardian and Gavin Woody have all quit.
This 82 year old mountaineer is the definition of perseverance. He’ll be making his 12th attempt at Dhaulagiri next year.
Last week I sat down with Finn from Singletrack Podcast to chat about the state of the sport, our shared history in politics, the good, bad, and ugly aspects of MUT growth, Broken Arrow Skyrace, this very newsletter, and more. Finn’s a great host and I enjoyed the conversation. Check it out here.
Finn and I also talked about our love of print journalism and I listed Adventure Journal as one of my favorites. Unfortunately, I received this email yesterday that says the mag is hurting and will shut down unless they increase subs. If you’re looking for in depth writing, fantastic photography, and diverse subject matters all printed on thick paper, check it out. You won’t regret it.
The Squamish 50/50 was a wet wild affair this past weekend.
RunSpirited: Henry chats with Van Pham, who just finished her 400th ultramarathon (and 560th race of 26.2 or more!)
Kevin Beck: The importance and significance of Joanie’s win at the 1984 Olympic Marathon.
Up next?: UTMB bans hot peppers for runners.
The last 3k of a Skyrunning race in the Basque area of Spain. Gorgeous terrain and as always, great footage from Biel Rafols. So what’ll it take to get Kenyan ultrarunners like Ben Kimtai over here?
SCMP: Can someone help me understand Hong Kong’s NSL laws? Seems the RD is doing the right thing and staying out of it but I’d love to understand the controversy.