SCMP: By the skin of his teeth! Dude sets a new FKT in 78k Wilson Trail in Hong Kong by 45 seconds.
Tim Tollefson and Nicole Bitter snag big wins at Javelina Jundred. Nicole ran in second until race leader Camille Herron DNFed and Tim took his mountain/treadmill legs to the flatlands for his first hundred mile win.
A few weeks ago it was Frank’s Red Hot IPA, now it’s a Mt. Dew hot sauce. What the hell is going on?!?
In 1877, Carrie Parker from Illinois was said to have accomplished the first sub-24-hour 100-miler by a woman. People believed it ruined her life and drove her to insanity. She was “a raving maniac” when she was brought before a court. “Her father testified that ever since the walking match his daughter had been suffering with great nervous prostration and recently she suddenly conceived of the idea that her whole body was charged with electricity and she would not touch her feet to the floor.” She was sent to an asylum.
KCRA: Some racing coming back to Northern California.
Wearing my new rabbit hoodie today and a (non runner) friend asked about it.— ultrarunnerpodcast (@UltraRunnerPod) November 3, 2020
“Wait, you mean like rabbit? Like *RABBIT* rabbit? Does Sam know you’re wearing that?!?” she asked w raised eyebrows.
We had a good laugh once we cleared that up. Heyo!
YouTube: Matt B. Davis from ORM catches up with Maggie, Amelia, and Sarah after Big’s Backyard Ultra.
If there’s one thing we need to keep in mind this week, it’s that there are good people out there in places you wouldn’t expect.
IRF/AJW: Are you motivated by the novelty of ultramarathons or are you focused on performance and sustainability?
The YouTube algorithm recently introduced me to Teqball. Part table tennis, part tennis, fully awesome.
Throwback: November 3, 2016.
SCMP: Maude Mathys wins Golden Trail Series.
My friends today will be my friends tomorrow. Happy Election Day everyone.