The Hardrock 100 Just Changed Its Controversial Lottery System

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The Hardrock 100 Just Changed Its Controversial Lottery System
This morning, for the first time in three years, 146 runners lined up at the Hardrock 100 start line in downtown Silverton. The famous trail ultra—often referred to as one of the hardest in the world—had been on a forced hiatus, first due to avalanche debris and then due to COVID.  But the bigger ne...

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The Science of Track and Field’s New Super Spikes

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The Science of Track and Field’s New Super Spikes
The 2016 Olympics were the Vaporfly Games, even though no one knew it at the time. The top three finishers in the men’s marathon and the winner of the women’s marathon were all wearing disguised Nike prototypes with thick soles and curved carbon-fiber plates, of the type that would later be revealed...

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The Future of Oregon’s Wild and Scenic River System

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The Future of Oregon's Wild and Scenic River System
 Oregon is blessed with vast networks of rivers and streams flowing through remarkable landscapes and ecosystems. River Democracy Act, filmed by Shane Anderson and produced by Pacific Rivers, highlights Senator Ron Wyden’s efforts to preserve the state’s rivers. In October 2019, Wyden se...

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The Many Upsides of Taking On Unreasonable Challenges

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The Many Upsides of Taking On Unreasonable Challenges
Every so often, Outside magazine publishes a collection of stories that fit into what we call a “zero to hero” package. The idea is to send our contributors out into the world to try something new that pushes them far outside their comfort zone. They might be asked to learn a new skill, break a bad ...

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Can Kelp Be Trendy? Farmers Are Betting on It

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Can Kelp Be Trendy? Farmers Are Betting on It
You may not often encounter “burgeoning” and “kelp” in the same sentence, but the seaweed is truly having a moment. With its high levels of B vitamins, potassium, magnesium, iodine, and more, kelp has developed a reputation among nutritionists—but it’s more than good for the body. Growing kelp soaks...

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Body formed to hear complaints against food authority in Pakistan

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www.thenews.com.pk/print/864… Practical steps are being taken to promote food safety culture in Sindh, the provincial food minister has said. Hari Ram Kishori Lal is also the chairman of the Sindh Food Authority (SFA). During the SFA’s seventh board meeting he chaired on Thursday, it was de...

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