Long Run Archives #3 | Betting In Ultrarunning, Next Great Trail Running Towns, Golden Ticket Series Ideas

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Timestamps:

  • (1:45) - greatest seasons ever in ultrarunning (Ann Trason, 1998)
  • (5:13) - grand slam, what used to be competitively important in ultrarunning
  • (9:19) - states with the least and most golden ticket winners
  • (15:48) - easier to make money in ultrarunning during the Montrail Cup years?
  • (24:35) - how and where the golden ticket series should be expanded
  • (28:36) - improvements in ultrarunning media coverage
  • (38:55) - hot take removing sponsor spots for more golden ticket spots
  • (41:53) - a separate elite field race for Western States?
  • (44:19) - are Missoula, MT and Salt Lake City, UT the next great trail towns?
  • (48:05) - if a brand paid for it, where would you live year round for training?
  • (50:59) - do altitude tents work?
  • (54:46) - you need a recruitment strategy to build a trail town
  • (56:40) - indicators for/how pro contracts should be awarded in ultrarunning
  • (61:32) - whether to actively recruit from the college ranks for pro ultrarunning
  • (65:55) - betting in ultrarunning
  • (69:40) - kierin racing in Japan
  • (76:22) - does betting increase the number of fans of ultrarunning?
  • (78:14) - strava find of the week
  • (83:56) - whether pro athletes have competitive advantage using shoe prototypes

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Additional Episodes You May Enjoy:

  • Long Run Archives #1 | Jim Walmsley What Ifs, Black Canyon 100K Preview, Full-Time Ultrarunning
  • Long Run Archives #2 | Ultrarunning Analytics, Elite DNF Debate, 3:47 Downhill Mile, Magda What If

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