“Hard things take time to do. Impossible things take a little longer”
In case you have not read about the Barkley Marathons from this past weekend it was full of drama and John Kelly became the 15th finisher while Garry Robbins was oh so close on his second try. Recap of the race from Canadian Running Magazine. News of the race finish even made SI.com Online with a story on the finish and Laz's comments as well. To see the results of who finished what laps see below in the race results section.
A nice article on the Barkely Marathons - Barkley Marathons 2017: Thoughts that have nothing to do with running
Nice post by Garry Robbins on the recent Barkley Marathons: Close, But no Cigarette - Class guy.
The US has a strong men's and women's team for the 2017 IAU Trail Championships June 10th in Bradia Prataglia, Italy
Great to see Yuki Kawauchi make his first National Team and be heading to London this summer for the World Championships in London. Here is a three part interview with him: Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3. I always like hearing about Yuki as he is the working guys runner.
iRunFar.com's This Week in Running: April 3, 2017
LetsRun.com's The Week that Was in Running
While not necessarily LCHF good to see the idea of Fat Burning getting out there more and more. Here is Part 2 of an earlier post on the subject and here is Part 1
Got a little extra cash on hand and want to run in some interesting places, here is one option
Or how about traveling to Iceland to run one of 16 Trail Races there
Article in The Denver Post on Kara Goucher and being and Anti-Doping Whistle Blower.
As Meb gets ready to run his last Boston Marathon here is a good post at Runnerstribe.com: Boston by Meb - In his own words
Having been running for 44+ years it is nice to see some of the races I remember from way back still around, even if you do nto hear of them as much. Toni Reavis writes on the Gasparilla Celebrating it's 40th Anniversary.
In cased you missed it I ran a post of an interview I did with Huw Williams who is running the Marathon Des Sables this coming week. He is running the MDS to raise funds for Scope and you can donate at his Just Giving site. Also if you want to follow him during the race you can do so at the MDS Live Site. By the way this has been my most read post and glad to see so as to be able to get the word out about Huw's run.
Races this Weekend
Ragnar Trail Kentuckiana - April 7th - 8th, 2017
Yamacraw 50K - April 8th, 2017
Gorge Waterfalls 100K & 50K - April 8th, 2017
Brazos Bend 50 - April 8th, 2017
USTAF 100K Road Championships - April 8th, 2017
Rotterdam Marathon - April 9th, 2017
Marathon Des Sables - April 9th - 14th, 2017 (Travel and Pre-race briefing days are the 7th - 8th)
Race Results from Races Listed Last Week
The Barkley Marathons - March 31-April 3, 2017 - (Twitter - @BarkelyMarathon)
Umstead 100 - April 1st, 2017
American River 50 - April 1st, 2017
The Georgia Death Race - April 1st, 2017
Sportisimo Prague Half Marathon - April 1st, 2017
Carlsbad 5000 - April 2nd, 2017
Berlin 1/2 Marathon - April 2nd, 2017
Run Steep Get High from the Barkley Marathons
Latest Mountain Outhouse
So we remember that running existed before the 1970's - Here is the 1950 Empire Games Marathon
100 Miles of Istria is April 7-9, 2017 and this is the 2016 video
Not sure how many of you have seen this but here is the unedited footage of Jim Walmsley on the North Rim during his Rim-2-Rim-2-Rim record run
The Ouray 100 2016 Documentary Trailer
Trailer for the 2016 Penyagolosa 115K Trail Race in Spain, this years race is April 22-23, 2017
Dragon's Back Race 2017 Trailer