This Week’s Missing Links, July 21


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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


You can smell oncoming rain, Scientific American

Global warming's terrifying new math, Rolling Stone

How a NYC man on the ground was able to catch an autistic child from a three-story fall, Discovery News

How hummingbirds weather a storm, Science

Manhattan-sized iceberg breaks away from Greenland, Discovery News

Yosemite National Park could get bigger, Kansas City Star via Adventure Journal

50 metric tons of debris collected from Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, NOAA

Divers to compete for prizes at Lionfish tournament, Underwater Times


Robocams invade the 2012 Olympics, The Raw File

Frank Gehry’s Make It Right contribution in New Orleans’ 9th Ward, Co.Exist

The autonomous automatic trash collector, Co.Exist

Bikes on rails, Treehugger

New gear of the 2012 Tour de France, The Cycle Life


Some athletes reject high-tech sports fuel in favor of real food, NPR Shots

The smog dilemma, to exercise or not to exercise?, Sweat Science

Sports promote healthy weight in teenagers, The New York Times Well

Can I sweat out alcohol? Outside


A tilt-shift video of Spain, Vimeo


Farmer creates heart in forest for wife, Adventure Journal

Windows on the world of writers, Paris Review

—Joe Spring