Intro

This blog as might be apparent from the title has to do with running, biking and basically other outdoor individualistic sports, sometimes extreme, such as rock climbing . But don't be surprised if you find articles on work, personal life, music and even philosophy, this blog is an exception in this aspect in the blogosphere of running blogs and I am trying to revamp the blog to make it more runner friendly. You might want to look at the sidebar titled 'categorised', which as is obvious, categorizes my posts into different areas of interest.
The other thing that might interest many people is a section on 'running videos' and 'general videos' on the side bar, which I keep updating now and then.
I plan to bring in more posts on running and biking, with some added colour, so as to make them 'complete'. That's about it for now.
As a post-note, I have run a half-marathon, but I am yet to attempt a marathon, which through some concerted effort and time should happen in the future, but that ofcourse is not the culmination of this blog, it would on the contrary be something to jumpstart this blog onto new vistas.




Sunday, April 23, 2006

50-50-50

The author of the book, UltraMarathonMan, seems to be on a mission to complete 50 marathons in 50 states of US in 50 days. That is real crazy considering that sane people may not run more than two or three marathons per year to allow for enough recovery and to have a good race.

This ultra-crazy runner, who has been on David Letterman's show, has also run 560 kms non-stop in around 80 hours and has won one of the toughest ultra marathons(any race that has a distance exceeding the marathon i.e. 42 kms 195 metres) on earth - The Badwater ultramarathon(whose course starts in the Death valley, CA at 85 metres below sea level and covers 135 miles before finishing near the top of Mt. Whitney at 2533 metres asl) in 2004. The badwater ultra is an unforgiving brutal race subjecting runners to temperatures that are as high as 55 degrees celsius in death valley during mid-day to near-freezing temperatures at the top of Mt. Whitney.
Not many (<100 runners) participate in the race and those who complete it have something to really brag about(even if they finished last), while those who win it, well, might as well consider it to be a diamond-studded crown among their running achievements.

3 comments:

Blaine Moore said...

Thanks for the heads up! I wrote about this at Run to Win.

Scott Dunlap said...

Yep, he's a crazy one. He's looking for volunteers to help him run, btw - if you're coming to the states this Fall, drop him a line and join him in your favorite state!

Thanks for stopping by the blog...

SD

arbit said...

blaine and scott, thanks for dropping by.
@scott: gotta think abt that one..:-)

Kennenisa Bekele with the WR

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