Ultramarathon News From Around the World
The Western States Endurance Run Board makes another smart and measured update to the entry process.
Gonzalo Castilo’s (translated) response to the UTMB doping disqualification. Big credit to Ian Corless for covering this issue and specific case so well. I’m still not sure what I want done with doping (my opinions have changed drastically in the past 12 months), but this type of insight helps with something we can all agree we need more of: Communication and transparency.
Jade writes a runners guide to finding trails in Amsterdam.
Jill is working her way back to fitness (and balance) on her bike after a rough few months. (With a bonus shot of the Manitou Incline, which I will get to one day.)
Joe Grant’s report from his Hardrock DNF.
Can someone help with this German translation? By reading the English emails/messages, it looks like someone’s being a PITA regarding qualifiers for UTMB.
I’ll agree that most outdoor rules/laws are there for a reason, but certainly not all. What do you think?
Here’s the info for Matt Flaherty’s show in Boulder on August 6. See you there.
Karl’s announcement for his AT FKT attempt. Does the “Scott and Jenny Jurek +1” mean something??? (update: Got it, it’s their baby. I didn’t realize they had one.)
Speaking of the AT, this paralyzed woman is making a go of it too. Awesome!
I like this post by Amy Clark in Ultrarunning Magazine about overcoming mental hurdles.
It was one collision in a race 30+ years ago, but the impact of Zola Budd and Mary Decker has been monumental for the sport.
No ultramarathon content, but interesting: How media covers health issues.
Kids are out of town, so I’m heading to the Headlands today for a solid run. You?