Ultramarathon and Trail Running Daily News | Friday, March 2
Great info: Fourteen top ultramarathon runners (Karl, Krissy, Michele, Robbie, etc) talk about packing their gear bags.
Your Friday Inspiration: 4 Wheel Bob’s attempt to cross the Sierra in a wheelchair. Be sure to watch this video for a true appreciation of the energy and focus it takes. Anyone seen him on the trails?
Excellent short film by Billy Yang about Amelia Boone’s rise in the sport.
Extensive history of the Barkly Marathons, told beautifully by Davy Crockett.
Looks like the Adharanand Finn episode may have helped crash the Keynafornia fundraising site. It’s back up right here…please consider donating.
“It was very tough and technical,” Zhao said. “The first 30km was easier than I expected but the last 20km was tougher than I thought it would be. Maybe I got my training wrong.”
–It doesn’t matter where we live or what language we speak, we’ve all had this though before.
How do you run a 3:07 marathon on snow? Quick interview right here.
And how do you run a 230k ultramarathon in the frozen arctic? More here.
Way Too Cool is tomorrow and it’s likely to be raining and cold the entire 50k. It’s been raining for 2 days and the course will be a mess. A big old fun sloppy mess!
My Way Too Cool Predictions:
Gotta go with Max King for the win, but it’ll be a shootout up front. Who can handle the slippery terrain the best? I’ll also be watching mountain running stud Brett Hales in his first time at the race. For the women, Ladia Albertson-Junkans and Cat Bradley should put on a pretty good show up front that’ll come down to who can handle the mud most effectively.
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