iRunFar/Mock: Justin runs down all the results from ultramarathon and trail races from the past week. Lots of European races, big money at Run Rabbit Run, Barkley-lite in Tennessee, and a female takes an overall win at Plain 100.
Follow along here: The lead singer from Chumbawumba wrote a book about former fell running champ–and full time punk–Gary Devine. I don’t read many running books, but this one sounds interesting.
SCMP/Agnew: Training for an ultramarathon or trail race should include walking and hiking…and plenty of it.
In order to accept the fact that Shelby Houlihan used Nandrolone, then, we need some kind of better explanation for her decision. Is she in fact really stupid—like, really stupid? Or, alternatively, was there some deeper reason why she would have behaved with such reckless desperation?
I’ve never met Houlihan. I can’t testify to her character. I don’t know for sure whether she is guilty or innocent. All I can say, with certainty, is that the process that found her guilty was completely inadequate to the task.
—Malcolm Gladwell weighs in and analyses the Shelby Houlihan case. It’s not a gotcha or blame game, but an investigation into the story of the why and how.
Speaking of banned substances, WADA will instruct an advisory panel to consider removing cannabis from the list of banned substances, starting in 2023.
Did you catch our latest podcast with Beast Coast speedster and non-alcoholic brewer Jim Sweeney? Fun talk with a guy who’s living the dream.
CTS/Koop: Off season for ultramarathon runners: Setting up your transition phase.
ITRA Prez Bob Crowley resigns a year into his position and Hong Kong based RD Janet Ng is elected to run the organization. Anxious to see how she’ll do.
“Going to the school and back wasn’t so far, maybe eight kilometres to 10 kilometres, but to get there it was very steep downhill, and to come back, very steep uphill. So that was how I started running daily.”
–Well that certainly explains part of why Fernanda Maciel is such a dominant mountain runner! More on her story and passion for running right here.
iRunFar: Sarah highlights Whiley Hall, a media shy Colorado-by-way-of-Michigan peakbagger who’s summited 553 of Colorado’s 767 ranked and unranked 13ers. (Unfortunately, it looks like Whiley DNFed at RRR this past weekend.)
Dipsea: Can anyone tell me when the entrant list will be posted? I can’t find the info on the site. Thanks.