Ultrarunners Compete To See Who Can Log The Most Miles Over 6 Days


Running a marathon twenty six point two miles is a lot but for some that's just the start ultra runners push themselves for fifty miles a hundred miles in the case of this story six hundred miles over six day period the toy Dennis member station W. W. M. reports that alter runners from around the world are in Milwaukee this week hoping to push themselves to new limits Jim Feist at the age of seventy seven is hoping to finish his fifty first chevron I met up with vice that's he was gearing up for the six days in the dome the redox a challenge where runners will compete to see who will lock them all smiles over a six day period with the less than a week to go before the race the Phaistos taking it easy so I joined him for life job while elite runners top six hundred miles most runners will be targeting shorter distances five says his goal is two hundred and fifty miles and he'll mostly be walking by every space you know for a hundred forty four hours is going to be over thirty minutes but if I sleep for five hours a day and I take six the hundred and forty four hours it's toned down quite a bit for five the later it gets the tougher it gets mentally and physically he hits the wall right around day three and yes he says he has contemplated quitting these things can hurt and so you think while you're doing on your could you question yourself what the world like doing out here a lot of all children unseren mountains entrails but this one is actually indoors it's taking place on the three main track that wraps around an ice rink where a Libyan strain I ask with organizer Joe feet is how many laps it will take to hit six hundred miles two thousand one hundred and seventy seven times in there one another half a lap now laughs because I cannot imagine it's chilly around fifty five degrees but he just doesn't think that will stop the elite runners from putting up big miles and it's ideal he says because there's ample space for sleeping you know you really can't run for six days the two fifty three and currently holds the American record in the six day race six hundred and six miles set four years ago but he's expecting the most competitive rates between people and the seventy five to eighty five age groups he says that's mainly because this race isn't about speed but endurance it seems like Haitians pacing are better suited for let's say the more mature experienced cultural athlete and he says what's most important is people getting to do what they love one NPR news on the twenty of them and send them a lot

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