Ultramarathon Daily News | Monday, May 7

All the trail running and ultramarathon results from this weekend, courtesy of Justin at iRunFar.  

Missing from the Transvulcania preview is Boston’s young gun Patrick Caron. We interviewed him last year after he threw down a 13:50 hundred miler and expect to see a lot more from this guy.

Friendly reminder: On my run Sunday (single track around Folsom Lake), I saw two people with off leash dogs. When it’s rattler season, keep your pooches safe and on a leash.

Listen to people describe the weather at Boston, and you can tell who’s a trail/ultramarathon runner, and who’s not. Here’s some great footage that shows the wicked pissah conditions.

This might be my favorite race report of the year. Faced with a horrible situation on the way to the Miwok 100k, Gretchen and a band of now-friendly runners made lemonade out of lemons and ran their own event, replete with race pictures. Kudos to great attitudes and RD Tia Bodington.

Inside of a century, the once-popular prison treadmill proved too cruel and pointless for its home nation, but that did not stop it from being imported to the U.S. The treadmill came to America in 1822, and was set up in four different prisons.

Treadmills as atonement machines.

I’ve run probably 300 miles with running poles and broken three now. That seems excessive. What’s been your rate of failure?

Diez Vista 100k in Vancouver sounds like a great event after reading this report from Khai. Good commentary on the sport and mentality, too.

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I mock “science” findings a lot in these pages. Here, Steve Magness does a much more eloquent job of debunking and clarifying “bad” science for the masses.

Industry moves: I do my best to stay up on the sport, sponsors, and movements of athletes in this silly sport, so how did I not notice that Ellie Greenwood moved to HOKA and Clare Gallagher was a La Sportiva runner? (I’ve got an awful memory, so that may be the culprit.)

She’s run 6 marathon in 6 days in 6 states as well as a hundred mile ultramarathon. But when MS confined her to a wheelchair, a friendly runner stepped in to her push her across the finish line.

Cycling fans are willing to pay a fair amount for race coverage. Would the same model work for ultramarathons or trail races? 

Publishing a few pack reviews today. Stay tuned.

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