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The Reason People Run Ridiculous Distances Has Little to Do With Physical Fitness

12th May 2016

The ultramarathoner, as Science of Us has noted before, is a special sort of person. Generally, when people think about running and intensity, the two seem to follow a pretty correlated path: The more one runs, the more intense one must be. Running a 10K? Pretty low-key. A half? Not too bad. A marathon? Whoa, now we’re getting into intense territory. And ultramarathoners — those badass runners tackling distances that exceed the 26.2 of marathons, sometimes up to or more than 50 or 100 miles? Clearly, ultramarathoners are the most intense, gritty individuals…..

More here: http://nymag.com/scienceofus/2016/01/reason-people-run-ridiculous-distances.html#

Repost from Science of Us, originallt posted January 26, 2016 by 

 

Jamie Boyle
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