Final month, a number of the path neighborhood was outraged when Ironman and UTMB introduced their first Canadian race in Whistler, solely months after Canada’s Gary Robbins pulled his Alpine Meadows occasion out of city. If there wasn’t sufficient beef earlier than, it’s formally Grade-Eh! Beef, as Arizona-based path runner and content material creator Ruairi Moynihan, dropped a viral diss observe in opposition to UTMB and Ironman on Instagram.
Moynihan’s diss observe, posted on the satiric path operating account Path Gangst AZ, sides with Robbins and takes pictures at Ironman’s calf tattoos, massive races that cost excessive registration charges, and even Taylor Swift.
UTMB instructed Canadian Operating that they didn’t got down to compete with Robbins or upset the North American path operating neighborhood. Nonetheless, Robbins got here out and stated the announcement of the brand new race blindsided him.
Exterior of the Drake of path operating (Moynihan), Robbins has obtained a variety of help from many massive names within the path operating neighborhood, with even 2023 UTMB champion Jim Walmsley commenting on the scenario, saying, “So what will we race subsequent 12 months then?” and Barkley Marathons finisher John Kelly saying, “I understand how a lot Gary put into WAM. I need to expertise UTMB, however I’ll by no means run a UTMB race.”
Moynihan’s diss observe additionally pays homage to a couple different races that Robbins holds within the B.C. space, together with his well-known Squamish 50, held yearly in mid-August.
Moreover Moynihan’s capability to freestyle, he’s a former NCAA observe and subject runner and 2020 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials qualifier. He at present works as an internet coach for Runners Join and can be a substitute instructor in Arizona, however who is aware of, he may have a rapping profession forward of him after dropping this hearth.