Ultramarathon Daily News | Monday, May 2

The Week in Running, courtesy of Justin at iRunFar. Includes results from trail and ultramarathon races across the globe, including a win by Max King in New York, a couple of ultra guys running a road marathon, and UROC happened with little fanfare.

Sorry about the lack of newsletters last week. My laptop took a dump on me (7 year old MBP got the blinking question mark at startup and apparently lost it’s OS. Ugh.) but I bought a new one. Add to the confusion we’re in the middle of a DIY kitchen remodel and my time sorta disappeared.

Chase Parnell from Treeline Journal finishes Canyons and writes a very honest analysis of his race in which he finished “competitively irrelevant but still happy.” Nice work out there!

Have you heard about the awesome Mammoth Trail Fest coming to the Eastern Sierra this fall? Tim Tollefson is organizing this “end of the season” extravaganza and you’ll have a chance to win race entries soon. Stay tuned.

Jared Beasley (we interviewed him here for the popular Al Howie episode) writes an article for ultrasignup about the the “sibling rivalry” between ultramarathons and stage races. I’ve done both and thoroughly enjoy each for what they are.

RRCA events slowly adding nonbinary categories to races. 

Cocodona 250 is under way! Full livestream and leader board right this way. Aravaipa does a lot of things really right and race media is definitely one of those things.

250 not long enough? Mike Wardian just set out on his Transcon attempt (75 days at 50 miles/day), and though this is the live link provided, I’m not seeing any action on it. Anyone have a better one? I’m hoping to catch up with Iron Mike in the next few days for a run.

Garrett Heath has beat track greats Kenensia Bekele, Asbel Kiprop, and Mo Farah and now he’s officially moved his focus to the trails, debuting with a win at Canyons 25k. Citius’ Kyle Merber interviews him right here about his transition.

In a rut? Not motivated to run? Find a middle school or high school track meet to watch and you’ll find all the inspiration you need.

Beck weighs in on how and why the American running media ignored ScienceOfSports’ Ross Tucker’s analysis of the Shelby Houlihan doping case.

Speaking of media, while everyone was watching Boston Marathon last month, a group of intrepid Bean State runners ran the annual “Don’t Run Boston” 50k trail fatass and had a blast.

Gerta Steyn reveals the secret to her Two Oceans wins…it’s an RRC but it’s definitely not a running club.

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