135 miles through Death Valley, CaliforniaSome of you will read that and think that the people who do it are crazy and perhaps they are, but there is something about it that really captures my imagination. It is unlikely that I will ever attempt it. Running is not where I excel, or should I say long distance running.
Start: 280 feet below sea level
Finish: 8,300 feet on Mount Whitney
Race time limit: 60 hours, 48-hour cut-off to get a belt buckle
Course pavement exceeds 200 degrees F, same temp used to slow cook a pot roast
Dangers: Heat stroke, organ failure, hallucinations, huge blisters, severe dehydration
But I am still interested in doing the Ironman. That is a different sort of test of endurance that I think I am better suited for and would be just as proud to finish.