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The Crib Blog

To say Sunday is a day of rest for most Mammoth Gran Fondo participants is a forgone conclusion. Most rode 102.6 miles the day before, battling 6,463 vertical feet of climbing and divebombing more than a vertical mile of alpine descents. All of this at the Eastern Sierra altitude, where the...MORE

For Team USA Paracyclist, David Rose, returning to Mammoth is almost like a homecoming. As as a kid growing up in Jackson, Wyoming, smack dab in the middle of the Grand Tetons, he feels that familiar sense of home just being surrounded by the Eastern Sierra and staying at the Mammoth...MORE

Ever since the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City (7,382 feet), altitude training has become essential to an elite endurance athlete’s exercise program. Athletes who lived in high altitude regions performed better than athletes from lower elevation regions. Since then, altitude training has been studied extensively in endurance sports. Most scientific studies focus on running and cycling, however, the effect of altitude training is relatively uncertain in swimming. The sport differs from other endurance sports in its style of conditioning.MORE

Take the 11,053' Pink Moon Challenge

It’s a curious name, Ezakimak, and one you can have fun saying three times fast. It’s also the name of one of the newest events recently added to the Eastern Sierra’s growing list of attractions for athletes. An inversion of Kamikaze, the...MORE

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