I know I haven’t been blogging as much lately – but there are a few stories over the last few days that I think are noteworthy.
The organizers of the Badwater 135 ultra announced over the weekend that the race is going to return to the original course in the Badwater Basin at Death Valley National Park. Apparently, the course has been deemed “safe.”
Traci Falbo, who I’ve written about before, set a new American trail record for 100 miles. She ran 14:45:25 at Tunnel Hill. That was about 12 minutes faster than the previous record (Jenn Shelton). Wow. Not surprisingly, Traci was the overall winner (over an hour in front of Troy Shellhamer).
The weather is insane right now for about half of the country. It is really cold, and in some places, really snowy. The Buffalo, New York area is getting hit with as much as five feet of snow (yes, you read that correctly). The area just north of me is also getting several feet. There are still several races left on the calendar for this year (including the last race in the Peter Glavin XC Series) – they should be… interesting.
Wesley Korir has introduced a bill in parliament in Kenya that would make doping a crime (it would be a crime for athletes, agents and doctors that assist athletes).
OMG, OMG, The Cuse is in The House!!
The final men’s cross country coaches poll is out and Syracuse is ranked number two in the country. The Orange ran by Oregon and trail only Colorado (see what I did there?).
Colorado is only the 2nd team in the last 18 years to be a unanimous #1 for the entire season. The last team with this
honor curse was Wisconsin in 2006 – they lost at NCAAs.
Syracuse won the national championship in 1951 and finished 4th in 1957 – can the Orange pull off the upset on Saturday? The forecast is for rain and wind – perfect XC weather 🙂
Have you seen any interesting running news lately?