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This Week in Sports and Outdoors: July 24, 2014

Van-Cortlandt-Singlet-Gear-Patrol Tracksmith Van Cortlandt Singlet
Inspired by university-issue cross country uniforms and Ivy League quadrangles, Tracksmith is a new running apparel brand making shorts, singlets, tees and spike bags in New England. We like the Van Cortlandt Short and Singlet (pictured). $65
IsoBlox-protective-pitching-hat-Gear-Patrol A Protective Hat for Pitchers
As protecting the dome becomes a bigger priority in professional sports, Alex Torres of the Padres is the first baseball pitcher to don the IsoBlox hat. Sporting News reports. Read More
Challenge-Roth-Gear-Patrol Carfrae and Bracht Win Challenge Roth
Outside of Ironman, Challenge Roth is one of the biggest and most important races of the year. Mirinda Carfrae, the reigning Ironman World Champion, continued to crush in Roth, and Timo Bracht was the first guy across the line. First Off the Bike has photos, including a few in which the winners cover themselves in beer, in perfect German form. Read More
Leadville-Gear-Patrol A First Timer’s Guide to Leadville
Endurance sports enthusiasts will be plenty familiar with the name Leadville, home of the eponymous race series, but do you know where to get the best Mexican food when you’re there? Denver’s 5280 has a primer. Read More
Artic-Man-Gear-Patrol Inside the Arctic Man Race
“Arctic Man is a weeklong, booze and fossil-fueled Sledneck Revival bookended around the world’s craziest ski race,” Matt White writes. Read the full story about the Alaska race, in which snowmobiles pull skiers, at SB Nation. Read More
Fishing-Gear-Gear-Patrol A Preview of New Fishing Gear
Gear Junkie attended the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing and the International Fly Tackle Dealer show, both in Orlando, FL. Head over there for new rods, reels and funny-looking shorts. Read More
Commonwealth-Games-Gear-Patrol The Commonwealth Games Begin
The Commonwealth Games began yesterday in Glasgow, bringing 71 nations and 4,500 athletes together to compete for 261 medal events in 18 sports. Stock up on nacho ingredients, because there’s badminton and shooting to be watched. Read more in Glasgow’s local paper, The Herald. Read More
Best-Hiking-Shoes-Gear-Patrol The Best Hiking Shoes of 2014
Long, pensive walks on the trail are more enjoyable in the right footwear. Read More