Thinking Ultra

“Everyone can do it”, a statement I heard and read several times since I am curious about ultramarathons (which is everything longer than a standard marathon). Unlike achievements like running a 42k under 2:05 or 100 meter under 10 seconds, running 100 miles is apparently open to all or at least most of us. I start thinking ultra and want to find out if that’s true. If it turns out that I can do it surely everyone else can. It doesn’t have to be a 100 miler to start with and I do like the idea if giving myself plenty of time. The South African Comrades Marathon (56 miles) in 2014 sounds ideal. First done in 1921 it is seen as the oldest ultramarathon. After running Athens I am very fond of races with an epic scale. Lets do it. Who joins me?

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    • Thanks for the link. It’s great, isn’t it!? Just read Scott Jurek’s book “Eat & Run” and he writes a chapter about the Spartathon in all its beauty and madness. Despite being completely fascinated I am not sure if I should aim for one in near future… 152 miles in less than 36 hours sounds pretty hectic.

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