Monday, July 23, 2007

Badwater Ultramarathon Webcast: 135 miles run (217km)

Taken from:

Badwater Ultra has started. This is a 135 miles run from the lowest point in the Western Hemisphere (US) of -85 meters to Mt. Whitney Portals at 2530 meters. It's known as one of the toughest ultra because of the sheer heat the runners has to face. To train, runners will cycle in a sauna for hours just to acclimatized to the heat condition.

You can keep track of the race as it goes here:

And Dean Karnazes is running (bib 4). His weblog is here:

Anyone of you guys insane enough to run this?


Yu Jin said...

A friend of mine who does triathlons said that he doesn't attempt the ironman because it takes the fun out of the whole event. Getting fried sounds like an even more unfun thing to me!

yipwt said...

hehe...getting fried is unavoidable due to the duration of the race.

You can check out raymonds photos on getting fried.

But there's solution to it...wear protective clothing, sunglasses, cap, and drink lots of water.