Nathan writes a great piece for NYT that covers PED testing at ultramarathon events–specifically Western States.
I’ve heard both sides of this discussion: Do bear bells work?
The goal of Western States is to win a cougar, not see a cougar.
This discussion yesterday prompted some great dialogue that we can hopefully learn from. My takeaways:
- “Amateur” photographers are blamed for many of the annoying and irresponsible antics.
- Aside from Amy and YiOu, there was little feedback to my “pacing” point–which I still think is very real.
- The line–and permitting procedures–between amateur and pro seem really blurry.
- Next up for discussion: Overgrown crew size.
Shots like this: Seb Montaz chasing Kilian and Stian down some crazy technical trails are incredible from both a running and videographer perspective.
How’s that for a double? Win Western States, pose nude for Marie Claire Magazine. Where’s the parity for trail runner representation?
Though this article is focused on multisport, it’s a good reminder that race waivers are not air tight.