Holy cow, so many incredible ultramarathon results from this weekend. Most impressive to me is Camille Herron’s win (and $30k payday) at Comrades. Hey Camille, that is world class. I’ll also add Caroline Boller’s 4:59 at the Santa Barbara State Street Mile to the list. A far way from an ultra marathon, but…dang!
…but my favorite quote is from Devon Yanko’s 10th place at the iconic South African event: “When fitness failed, I fought my ass off.” And just like that, I have a new mantra.
You should probably have your coffee and breakfast before diving into this interesting article on endurance athletes’ poop, microbiomes, and a procedure called a “fecal transplant.”
Six craft beers for June that Anheuser Busch hasn’t bought yet. I haven’t any of them.
The rabbit awesome ultra women shirt is now available in mens sizes and cuts! More info right this way. Important: Shirts apparently run small, so order one size up.
Bryon does a great job of breaking down the mens competition at this weekend’s IAU 50k trail championship. I’ve heard it described as an “American course” due to its runnability and, our team shouldn’t disappoint.
Check out our latest review: Ben compares the Salomon S-Lab Sense Ultra with the Salomon XA Enduro in case you’re looking for a trail shoe with built-in gater.
I had a Patreon contest last week and will release the name of the winner on a new podcast today. I caught up Scotty to check his progress towards his first 100 miler and it’s a good one.
94 year old Harriette becomes oldest woman to finish half marathon in the country.
Incredible: Alex Honnold completes “the equivalent of the moon landing” of free solo climbing as he ascends 3k’ El Cap for first time in less than four hours.
Good news: If Britons find a sex-craved and cannibalistic slug in their garden, a saucer full of home brew will kill the little buggers.
Airbag helmet thingamajig looks like a Shark Tank pitch gone wrong.
Watch this great video of Western States training camp. A whole conga line of runners make the trek from Foresthill to Rucky Chucky with a pretty incredible Walmsley cameo.
Alright, so I’m headed to the #BeastCoast for Vermont 5o in September. Registered, flight booked, and car rented…it’s official. Is anyone looking to share a room at Holiday Inn race HQ for Fri-Mon? How about at least two of the nights? Knowledge of Vermont breweries would be great but not essential.