Welp, I didn’t win the Lotto, so it looks like there won’t be a no-holds-barred 100 mile ultramarathon championship extravaganza-palooza with a five million dollar prize and the best beer and nacho stand in the world. In my dream, I still hadn’t decided on a locale or time of year though, so there’s still work to do…
Bryon’s extensive preview of trail shoes for spring ’18.
It’s tough to read, but a solid reminder to be careful out there.
Malcolm Gladwell challenges Lebron James to a mile. Any place. Any time. All money goes to charity. Oh, I hope this happens!
Awesome: Devon’s Leadville race report.
Texas ranch turned into outdoor endurance sports playground.
In 2016, he raced four 100-milers, two 100Ks, two 50-milers, two 50Ks, twelve marathons, two half-marathons, two 10-milers, four 10Ks, two five-milers, nine 5Ks, a vertical-kilometer treadmill competition and a one-mile ascent of the Eiffel Tower.
—Excellent article by Paul Cuno Booth about Iron Mike Wardian. Without a doubt one of the nicest guys in the ultramarathon/trail running/ road racing/treadmill world, Mike is accessible to “fans”, media, and sponsors, and apparently has no plans of slowing down any time soon. Steeplechase? Do it!
Setting: Ultramarathon in Bali.
Problem: Stray dog steals your shoe from an aid station.
Solution: Borrow shoe from a friend for remainder of race.
Problem #2: Shoe is three sizes too small.
Solution #2: Cut out toe box and keep running.