Blogging from the Highlands of Scotland until I return to the Murcia region of Spain in the Autumn for a month or so
'From fanaticism to barbarism is only one step' - Diderot

Sunday, 22 August 2004

Now that's a Marathon!

An ultra-Marathon, something I had never heard of before, is apparently the sport of people for whom the normal roughly 26 mile Marathon is just not enough. A primary school teacher from Cornwall, Bob Bwown, has won the California to New York ultra-Marathon by running 50 miles a day(!) for two months. It puts my few hundred yards light jogging a couple of times a day into its proper perspective, I think. Now all we need to wait for, political stability en route permitting, is for someone to run from Lisbon to Seoul (or would Cape Town to Seoul or Beijing be farther?) ...

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