Why couldn't Pheidippides have died at 20 miles?
Inov-8 lists The Five Best All Terrain Running Races in the World - not sure how the New York Marathon gets in but hey it is on terrain. See some of the videos of these races below
Here is a race for you if 100 miles is not enough: Ultra Great Britain August 19-23, 2017 - 200 miles following the Trans-Pennine Trail from Southport to Hornsea
So Mike Wardian runs a 2:29 Indoor Marathon the week before The Barkely Marathons. But that is just the start, check out his upcoming schedule. Barkley (3/31 - 4/3), BAA 5K (4/15), BAA Marathon (4/17) & then the Big Sur Marathon (4/30) - I am tired and sore writing out that schedule.
Here is more info on the Indoor Marathon at the Armory New York run over 211 laps of a 200 meter track, now that is a lot of laps.
iRunFar.com's This Week in Running: March 27, 2017
RunnersTribe.com Interview with Ian Sharman: The Current Grand Slam of Ultrarunning Record Holder
An attempt to cram more carbs in without causing gut distress thus creating a drink with the hopes of it helping someone break 2 hours in the marathon.
Some training principles for those that are getting older
Some wisdom from Mark Cucuzzella, who by the way is 50, as he get s ready to run his 23rd (17th consecutive) Boston Marathon: Trying for 30 Years Under 3:00. Good luck Mark and hope you get the record at 34 years with a marathon under 3:00, the record is 33.
Are you traveling and want to find races try these sites:
- Running in the USA - All Distances
- Race Raves - All Distances
- Run Ultra
- Ahotu Marathons - for 1/2 Marathons and Longer
LetsRun.com article on the 2017 Men's World Cross Country Championships and the Women's race where Kenya takes it with a perfect score getting places 1-6. See below for video of Joshua Cheptegei of Uganda, remember the race was in Uganda, has a 12 second lead with 2K to go but in the last 1/2 mile goes from 1st to 30th. But the story is he stayed upright and by finishing Uganda got 3rd in the team competition by 3 points.
Races this Weekend
The Barkley Marathons - March 31-April 3, 2017 - (Twitter - @BarkelyMarathon)
Umstead 100 - 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
Race Results from Races Listed Last Week
World Masters Indoor Championships
2017 World Cross Country Championships
In honor of the Frank Shorter quote - The 1972 Olympic Marathon
Also with the Barkley Marathons this week needed to post this one of Gary Robbins
And while I am sure many of you have seen this but if not and with Barkley Marathons this weekend here is a short documentary on it.
Joshua Cheptegei Finish at the 2017 Cross Country Worlds
This weeks Mountain Outhouse
The Georgia Death Race
The Beautiful Mile
2017 Jungle Ultra Peru
Transvulcania 2016 - La Palma