Wednesday, 9/19/18

Week That Was

Michael Joyner: Why Kipchoge’s spectacular Berlin run sets the stage for faster marathons

So just thinking about #kipchoge’s 2:01:39 yesterday, hear me out: The diffs between 2:01:39 & say, 2:03:10 like Kipsang, Mutai etc have run is 1.2%. Nike claim their shoe is worth 4%. NYT found 1% advantage vs other shoes. So…is Kipchoge the same athlete in a better shoe? ~Ross Tucker

Faster. Slower. How We Walk Depends on Who We Walk With, and Where We Live

The Incredible Flying Mountain Goats

Yesterday we were at the Oregon Zoo. Hugely impressed with Mikhail, an Amur tiger. Details. Every day he gets 40 to 50 pounds of meat. …Unfortunately, we never got to enjoy his twin sister, Nicole.

Craig Leener’s This Was Never About Basketball is a finalist in the 2018 Red City Review Book Awards in the category Most Original Concept. Only $4.99 to read it on your Kindle. I’ve read it thrice.

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