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Running 135 Miles through Death Valley: Ultramarathons Explained

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Aug 7, 2018 9:00 pm
  • 18:34

Guest: Ryan Montgomery, Ultra-trail Runner According to legend, a Greek messenger was the first to run the distance of a marathon, after which he died from overexertion. That’s probably just a legend, but running 26.2 miles would be enough to make me wish I was dead. So what’s up with ultra-marathoners, covering distances up to 135 miles in single stretch, often over steep mountains?