Rise of the Ultra Runners A Journey to the Edge of Human Endurance, is investigative journalism gone wild. Adharanand Finn is a journalist for the Guardian, among other publications, and is also an ultra runner. He's going to talk about his journey to the Ultra Trail Mont Blanc. He has run ultra marathons on a few continents and he has an awesome story to tell.
Thanks to last week's guest, and "The Voice of Kona" Coach Carrie McCoy. We heard about her preparation for competing at Kona, plans to requalify for her pro card at Ironman Arizona, and about her Foundation - Kona Kids. And don't miss the song that she wrote for her Kona Kids and she sung it on the show.
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Adharanand Finn - In The Rise of the Ultra Runners, award-winning author Adharanand Finn travels to the heart of the sport to investigate the reasons behind its rise and discover what it takes to join the ranks of these ultra athletes. Through encounters with the extreme and colorful characters of the ultramarathon world, and his own experiences of running ultras everywhere from the desert of Oman to the Rocky Mountains, Finn offers a fascinating account of people testing the boundaries of human endeavor.
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Without Limits OctoberFest Triathlon in Longmont last weekend was a great end of year race party. All your best friends are there and it was just a blast. I have to give a shout out to my dear friend George Cespedes. The guy just had shoulder repair surgery. George was volunteering taking off timing ships and handing waters to finishers. He, Amy and I were talking at the finish and he refers to Amy as Kim. I went to correct him and realized he was giving me crap for having called Amy, "Kim". I reacted without thinking and gave him a light punch in the shoulder, but right where the surgery took place. He was in so much pain and I felt terrible.
Commuting By Bike - After 3 days of being heads down on work deadlines, I finally had a day to commute to work with a bonus of a lunch hour free of meetings. I always leave a change of clothes or two at work in our locker room. I packed up my running shoes
The collapse of the Planpincieux glacier on the Italian side could involve the sudden movement of nearly 900,000 cubic feet of ice, officials said. The glacier sits astride the Grandes Jorasses mountain of the Mont Blanc massif, or complex of summits. Glaciers provide fresh water, and their rapid retreat is regarded as a symptom of climate change.
"These phenomena once again show how the mountain is going through a period of major change due to climate factors and, therefore, it is particularly vulnerable," said Stefano Miserocchi, mayor of the nearby town of Courmayeur.
Miserocchi closed local roads after warnings that the glacier's movement had accelerated by two feet per day. Scientists have been monitoring the glacier since 2013. The glacier has lost up to 90 percent of its volume of ice since 2006.
Ironman Chattanooga is this weekend and the friend of mine that introduced us to coach Carrie McCoy is racing this weekend. @KellyGarland, best of luck Sunday!
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Michael Carter, national masters time trial champ.
Sarah Thomas, an open water marathon swimmer from Colorado and cancer survivor has become the first person to swim across the English Channel four times non-stop. Sarah Thomas and the 4 x English Channel non stop
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