Treeline Journal: Chase highlights the top men and women competing for a Golden Ticket at this weekend’s Bandera 100k. Men’s race is pretty stout (stoked to see Matt Flaherty back on the line!), while the women’s race is good but could use a few more quick ladies up front. The RDs have put together a Covid-safe race with myriad start options…but how in the world is tracking going to work?
FKT: Top FKTs of 2020…glad to see David Ayala get a nod for his High Route and Kaytlyn Gerbin’s Wonderland Trail is absolutely well deserved. All well earned.
iRunFar: When it comes to track and timed ultramarathon events in North America, one name is always on the list: Joe Fejes. In this latest Age-Old Runners by Liza Howard, she highlights what drives Joe to do what he does.
Trailrunner/Metzler: Is CBD a trail runner’s wonder drug? I’ve had limited success (not none) with CBD but positive effects from THC. And it’s a hell of a lot more fun and inexpensive.
Track star and Olympian Tianna Bartoletta writes about being dropped by Nike, but how she still feels supported by her community. Did I miss the part about how she’s paying her bills? I’d be a bit freaked out.
ultrarunning Magazine: Cool piece on Jason Green and his YETI trail runners. I’ve GOT to get down there one year!
What’s more dangerous? Traveling in a car with your friends to go hiking, or crashing your damn car on the way there. Turns out it’s the latter.
Smart Asset: What are the most “fitness-friendly” cities in the US? Some you’d expect, some surprises.
“We thought he just must have had a big night after New Year’s and got lost and done himself a mischief in the bush”
–Short news day, so I’ll include this AP story about some Aussie fisherman who found a naked Russian dude in a tree and gave him a beer.