Ultramarathon Daily News, Thursday, July 28, 2016

Ultramarathon News From Around the World


Tropical John here, pinch-hitting for Eric who is on a well-deserved break with his bride Samantha today.

Sex at the Olympics? This would appear to be one area where the Brazilian organizers have it covered.

Speaking of the Olympics, I’d prefer this sport to rhythmic gymnastics or synchronized swimming.

More on drugs in ultra running. This interesting survey suggests that 4% of competitors admit to taking something they know is banned.

The next Andrew Miller? A 14-year-old takes on the Silver Rush 50.

Political season is in full swing, and there’s always a local angle. Libertarian Presidential candidate Gary Johnson is polling in single digits but wins hands down in a fitness contest. Among other feats he has climbed Everest and finished both Western States and Leadville in 1989. OK, he’s not my candidate, but still. . .

We’ve all talked about the ultimate road trip. Here’s one I’d like to take.

Before there was Lake Sonoma and The North Face Endurance Challenge, the White River 50 was the most competitive 50-miler in the country. It’s still a great race, good luck to all running on Saturday. Or wherever else you’re going.

OK, it’s either a quiet news day or I’m nowhere near as good as Eric at finding this stuff on the interwebs. Or both.



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