Running, hell walking, 26.2 miles is tough. For many, completing a marathon is a badge of honor. For British fitness and adventure enthusiast, Ross Edgely, the thought of running straight for 26.2 miles wasn’t enough of a challenge. Instead, he decided to add some weight to his race – 3,200 pounds worth.
A mighty segment ruler laughs at feeble attempts to knock them down. Many lesser humans try. When the day comes that a superior runner takes the crown of segment leader, the former rulers never take the demotion well. When you are no longer on top of a course record list the days are darker. Life isn’t nearly as exciting. Hope is lost. What more is there?
If you ever need a kick of motivation or feel like you could use some inspiration, watch a video of an Ultrarunner. Ultrarunners make the best videos. Maybe it has to do with the landscape in which most ultrarunners train. Over mountains, across streams, through forests, it all seems so peaceful, so natural. Visually, the videos are often stunning. Maybe ultrarunning videos are so good because of the runners themselves.
This summer in Paris, Evan Jager, the 3,000m steeplechase American Record holder, was one barrier away from doing what had seemed unthinkable just a few months earlier. Disaster struck for Jager as he clipped the last barrier with just 70m left in the race.
What if there were no engineers? How different would running be these days? No fitness trackers? No map my run? WHAT? NO MAP MY RUN?!?! No GPS watches. Would running even be possible? How could anyone run in the old days? The days before all of this technology.
This week’s Throwback Thursday is two of the best track races ever run. In a Q&A with Athletics Weekly, the great Haile Gebrselassie was asked, of all his achievements what was his favorite memory? He responded with two memories.
Tokyo based British guy, Joseph Tame, is terrorizing the streets of Tokyo in his homemade Christmas tree costume. Okay, he’s actually just trying to spread some Christmas cheer around the city and have a little fun. This guy is crushing Christmas and can’t be stopped.
This week’s Motivation Monday is from the ‘Coolest’ Marathon in the World. By cool they mean cold….like -41 degrees Fahrenheit. The marathon takes place at the North Pole, on ice that is 6-12 feet thick.