The Economic Value of Finishing the Western States 100m Endurance Run? About $109.09…

When Jared Hazen put his Western States Endurance Run silver buckle on an eBay auction last week (well earned from his 17:29 14th place finish in 2014 ), he involuntarily showed us an estimated economic value for finishing the iconic 100-mile foot race in under 24 hours. It turns out to be ~$109.09. That’s right, roughly a dollar and a penny per mile

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Scenes from the 2015 Woodside Trail Half Marathon (Envirosports)

I was excited to find the 25th annual Envirosports Woodside Trail Half Marathon going on in my backyard (aka, Huddart Park) yesterday. Lots of smiles! I got a few photos with my iPhone as they ran by (runners and RD’s welcome to photos), which was wonderful solace from the chest cold that forced me to DNS the Napa Valley Marathon this morning.

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Are Ultramarathoners Getting High? (Wall St Journal)

The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) ran an article today called The Debate Over Running While High , discussing the trade offs of consuming marijuana during, or after, ultrarunning events. Holy cow, is this a thing? Will all Colorado events (where marijuana is legal for recreational use) now have “special” edibles at the aid stations?

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Strava’s "Run With Us" Video Will Get You Pumped!

Strava’s latest video project has some jaw-dropping footage of runners from all over the world, featuring athletes Kilian Jornet, Kara Goucher, Alex Ho, Matt Ashworth, Monica Squitieri, Ashley Relf, Kelsey Clausen, Ian Curtis, Chris Douglas, and Kristin and Luis Pena. Check it out!

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Scenes from the 2015 Coastal Trail Runs Crystal Springs 50k

On my long run today , I caught the Coastal Trail Runs Crystal Springs 50k in action here in Woodside, CA. It’s so awesome to see my home trails full of smiling runners crushing hills! Especially on a 50-60 degree classic California day.

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The 2015 Ultra Lottery Season – Which Race Will Choose You?

It’s lottery season again in the world of ultrarunning! As our sport continues to grow ( up 345{20b543310651bf6f3679f07daa0e532ca50e05ab066d8bcfc12d35f979f65272} in the last 10 years ), the clash of limited space/permits and high demand has put more races than ever in the lottery game. There’s even the semi-disappointing trend of non-refundable “lottery fees” popping up a few races this year.

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Sebastian Kienle and Mirinda Carfrae Crowned 2014 Ironman World Champions

On a humid and windy day in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, German Sebastian Kienle used his bike prowess and a solid run to win the 2014 Ironman World Championship in 8:14:18, over five minutes ahead of American Ben Hoffman (8:19:23) and first-time Ironman competitor German Jan Frodeno (8:20:32), who clocked the fastest run split of the day for the marathon (2:47).

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