This Week's Missing Links, July 21

The best stories, videos, and photos I didn't post this week—until now.


Allow South Sudanese runner Guor Marial to compete in the Olympics Marathon,

Guor Marial to compete in the Olympics, ESPN

Summit of Nanga Parbat and first historic traverse of Manzano Ridge, Planet Mountain

Fifth fatal shark attack in Western Austrailia this year, Courier Mail

Some Olympic athletes aren’t pleased with these rules, Runner’s World

Father of Olympic branding says the Olympics have gone too far, The Independent

Marathoner Shalane Flanagan’s masochistic plan to bring home the gold, Outside

With Americans set to compete for gold in London, is it finally women's cycling's time? Outside

Did Armstrong admit to USADA’s jurisdiction? Bicycling

The Distant Shores, Surfer

A tribute to Dong Dong, Never Stop Exploring

Otter bites Minnesota triathlete 25 times, Asbury Park Press

Caster Semenya to carry South African flag during Olympics, Runner’s World

A bit of perspective on Mont Blanc and the avalanche on Mont Maudit, Planet Mountain

Emaciated hiker found after missing for one month, Gadling

Spearfishermen off Australia’s West Coast encounter a great white shark, Transworld Surf

Ryan Hall on his coach, CNN

The strongest man in the world, The New Yorker

Meet Alex Gray, Vimeo

Former boxer runs across Canada, Runner's World

Video of the first person to windsurf across Lake Michigan, Gadling

A superhighway for pedaling to work, The New York Times

Weather report fail
, YouTube (warning: graphic scene of a fall from a rock)

Who might break out at the Olympics
, The Daily Mail

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