An Ultra Like No Other: The Black Rock City 50K

How many running events are you aware of that have a) whiskey, b) hugs from random strangers, c) a course that takes you through a dance party, or d) shameless nudity? And the only “entry fee” is a gallon of water and a few snacks for the aid stations? Well, as far as I know, …

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Entering Black Rock City: The Way In to Way Out

It took me four days driving across the country to get to Black Rock City, home of Burning Man. And nearly the same amount of time to get in. Well, maybe a bit less. The drive up Highway 447 from Fernley, Nevada was mainly empty and uneventful, except for a few enclaves that provided evidence …

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Reality Calls: Back from Black Rock City

I’m back! Actually, I’ve been back for a while now. Nearly a month, in fact. I know what you’re thinking. Where have you been? I hear you all asking. What have you been doing? Why haven’t you written? I could make some lame excuse about being continually busy working big races, unpacking and cleaning up, …

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