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UTMB vs Gary Robbins: Inside An Ultramarathon Turf War


Today on THE ROCK FIGHT (an outdoor podcast that aims for the head) journalist Kyle Frost returns to talk about the big battle that happened in the ultra and trail running community this past fall when UTMB stepped in and usurped local BC running legend and race director Gary Robbins and one of his more popular events, the Whistler Alpine Meadows 100.


The kerfuffle creates an interesting question about the growth and future of ultramarathons as bigger entities like UTMB (who have partnered with Ironman) and Vail make moves in a space known for it's grassroots and community based events.


Kyle covered this situation in his newsletter and on his website and today he sits down with Colin to dig into it further.


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