Ultramarathon Daily News | Wed, Jan 6

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?

Throwback: Toni Reavis takes on the claims that distance running is exclusionary to black runners and calls those claims bulls!t.

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.

–I’ve seen these on the trails far too often and now there’s a reddit thread about them. I tweeted about them yesterday and got a lot of similar responses. Still looking for an answer…anyone?

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.

Nike toadie and World Athletics chief Seb Coe doesn’t think the new Nike spikes will present any problem whatsoever.

A couple of my 2nd and 3rd grade girls after a fun trail run yesterday. Fun times!

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.

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