Ultramarathon Daily News, Tues, Oct 25

Bu now you’ve probably heard that Pete Kostelnick arrived in New York City on Monday to break the trans-con record by over four full days.

Justin’s weekly recap for iRunFar.

Not running a race this weekend? Hilloween VI is a free virtual/fat-ass/ultra run that looks pretty cool. The goal: rack up as much vert as possible in 8 hours. Rule # 1: Do Not Lie.

Speaking of hills, the USATF announced that it’s Mountain Running Championship will be returning to New Hampshire’s Cranmore Mountain Race for 2017.

Shadia Nagati used trail running to overcome depression and recently fastpacked the entire PCT.

The first woman to climb Everest (and the Seven Summits) passed away over the weekend.

Some tips from Hal for running your first 50k ultramarathon.

Here’s a news piece on Michael Versteeg’s Arizona Trail FKT. He broke the old record on the 800 mile trail by nearly 6 days, but there still doesn’t seem to be much media coverage on his run. iRunFar reports in This Week In Running that Heather ‘Anish’ Anderson is also on the AZ Trail, aiming for the self-supported FKT. Any other news on her attempt?

Remember the long-haired hipster that that ran in the Olympic Trials 10,000m? Yes, he’s still faster than you.

Why are the marathon times of top U.S. amateurs getting slower?

Neat race report on Big’s Backyard Ultra, a torture fest from Laz that isn’t called Barkley.

Today’s news was again compiled by guest contributor Pete Kresock. Pete lives and runs in Ithaca, NY. He works as an x-ray tech at a college health center, and part-time at Ithaca’s local running store. Pete blogs about MUT running at runningthegorges.blogspot.com. Find him on Twitter and Instagram: @UltraRunnerPete.

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