'The Future of Running Explored'
Next year’s qualifying times hadn’t been set, but with Chicago and Boston both hitting 105 degrees last year, Fairbanks would be tightening its standards yet again. It was already the top race on the professional circuit, which was part of what made everyone want to be part of it.
The same went for Fairbanks qualifiers. Becca had a short list of races she was considering: Reykjavik, Oslo and Irkutsk, wherever that was. For a while she’d also considered Svalsbard, but ruled it out because Svalsbard still had polar bears.
The elastic in her skinsuit’s smart-tights contracted, absorbing the energy of impact, then releasing it at just the right time to add spring to her stride. The tights had been expensive, but worth it. As far as she could tell, they’d given her 5 seconds a mile. Hopefully she’d not toasted them too badly in the dryer.