Ultramarathon Daily News, Tue, Aug 18

Here’s a pretty good analysis of what types of people succeed in ultramarathons, and what it takes to do well. Lots in there to digest, but then the author finds it necessary to start hand-wringing (edit: apologize) over racial diversity in the sport.

Results from races held over the weekend, including Wardian’s first hundred mile finish win!

Remember the Oz Pearlman interview from a few years ago? Yep, he’s still doing well on America’s Got Talent. Vote for him this week!

Stephanie’s great post about celebrating the positive female athlete role models.

Harrowing, first hand account of a grizzly bear attack. Wow.

Will you welcome our new trail running overlords?

Mike Aish is ready to attack Leadville this weekend. Here’s the rest of the field.  Remember who won it last year? This guy.

Reader Matt tipped me off to this race in Michigan. It’s a trail race that’s run as a team, with everyone starting at the same time, but the four runners run different distances (5, 10, 20, and 31 miles), times are combined and the lowest wins. And apparently next fall they’ll have one with 25, 50, 75, and 100 miles. Very cool concept! Hey West Coast RD’s, you listening?

And these off-trail mountain races sound like fun too, but as the article suggests, permitting them is pretty tough.

Ah, much of this is familiar: What every doctor should know about treating athletes.

I attended Team RWB TrailRunning Camp in Texas last year as a mentor Max, Schlarb, Liza, Joe, Megan, Dom & Katie, Ford, and others. This year, Sarah’s going as a mentor.  If you’re looking for a fun and informative week (that supports a great cause for a low price!), check it out.

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