There was a time when ultrarunning was the last bastion of the hard-working, non-gifted runner. When guys who were D3 nobodies but were willing to work and suffer could win races.
The winner of The North Face 50, Sage Canaday has run a sub-15 5k, sub-30 10k, and a 2:16 marathon. Meaning there's basically no hope for the runners who didn't win the genetic lottery to compete in ultras anymore.
Will we see 250 mile races? Will obstacle course races become more than a joke? What happens next?