Comrades- 87km with 1700m elevaton gain and a maximum altitude of 860m.lmga...
I watched that on Netflix the other day, pretty hectic. That dude ran for 2 weeks straight.Comrades- 87km with 1700m elevaton gain and a maximum altitude of 860m.
Oz ran UTD 160, 160km of trail not tar with 6000m elevation gain and the first 60km over 3000m above sea level(altitude sickness can occur from as low as 2700m, bushmans pass is at like ±2300). That is a properly world class tough route.
There is also Munga at 400km of running. That is before we start looking at the guys running appalachian trail like the speed goat, Marathon des sables etc,
Perspectives. . . .
There is another good one Valley Uprising but see if you can watch Free Solo, thunk it is on Hulu not netflix though, will leave you with proper sweaty palms.I watched that on Netflix the other day, pretty hectic. That dude ran for 2 weeks straight.
Also, that rock climbing doc about the Dawn Wall is excellent.
Im fairly confident that I will get the finish on the 100 this year. Prep starts this week again after 3 weeks of really bad habits and almost no training.taking nothing from Oz, he had a good run at comrades, just hoping he will have a better skyrun come November
The idea for next year is to get in just under 11 hours. This year from Drummond I actually had it in my head that I might get in under 11 hours as I crossed the line there at 5 hours. But I could already feel some cramps wanting to grab hold in my quads and a few other places, so it was really a case of knowing I will finish under 12, just short slow runs and walks, no stopping. I was worried that if I tried to push a bit harder I wouldnt make it to the end.Well done OZ! Long day of running that. How does the body feel?
Crazy to think that in the old days you wouldn’t have finished cos cut off was 11hrs. My mom did it 3 times and her best was 9:15 on the up run.
I even met Wally Hayward that year when I was there cheering her on. He finished his last comrades at 80 and the year before finished in 9:44. Bloody amazing!!!
Yep. I want the 3rd medal (back to back) apparently if you skip a year you cant get a back to back. You know me, I love a medalThe question is, will you be back next year?