The Weekly Stoke: No rucks at Boston Marathon, a life-saving dog, Maria Kang, an ice climbing close call and why Wyoming is awesome

Grand Teton, Wyoming. (Wikipedia Commons photo)

Grand Teton, Wyoming. (Wikipedia Commons photo)

I’ve been seriously feeling the need to get on the road. Probably has something to do with winter-induced cabin fever. In any case, that’s given me time to find some really good links for you to check out. Let’s get to it with the Weekly Stoke!

Security concerns have ruled out military groups from doing “ruck marches” during the Boston Marathon this year.

A man out on a snowmobiling trip has his dog to thank for saving his life.

Maria Kang and familiy.

Maria Kang and familiy.

Maria Kang, the controversial  “no excuses” fit mom of three kids who made a major Internet splash recently, is doubling down on that theme in this latest effort.

Here’s a good read about this runner’s latest 100-mile ultramarathon, and all the mental games that go into conquering such a race.

If that inspires you, then check out this: A young cross-country runner diagnosed with MS is not wasting time. She’s going all-out in her sport.

This link tells the amazing story of an ice climber who had the ice he was scaling fall right out from under him.

A female CrossFit competitor has a beef with the organization — she’s transgendered, and the CrossFit games is telling her she has to compete with the guys. So she is suing.

Here’s a list of 13 tips for doing your first mud run/obstacle course race.

And finally, one more list: 20 great things about Wyoming.

Well-known ice climber Jack Roberts dies in Colorado fall

Jack Roberts (

Sad news out of southwestern Colorado after the reported death of climber and author Jack Roberts.

According to The Associated Press and the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel, Roberts fell 60 feet during an ice climb on Sunday at Bridal Veil Ice Falls east of Telluride.

The report says Roberts, 58, broke his hip during the fall, then suffered from cardiac arrest during the rescue.

Members of the San Miguel County Search and Rescue Team spent 40 minutes trying to revive him, The AP reported.

The report says Roberts had been a climber for more than 40 years, was a guide, instructor and author of numerous books and articles on climbing.

Bob Doucette

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