So you’re hard right? More endurance than those batteries? Fitter than Mr Fit the fiddle? Well maybe you’d like to test your credentials in some of the world’s toughest footraces? Before you sign up you may want to take a cheeky glance through the particulars and if still game at the end then may I suggest seeing a doctor, priest or freezing your DNA.
We’ll start with…
The Badwater Ultra marathon
Any ultra marathon is going to be somewhat challenging but this little badger is billed as ‘the world’s toughest foot rare.’ Big boast but big enough reasons. Its 135 miles which includes tackling Death Valley in July. It’s not called Death Valley for any other reason than it’s a valley and deadly, let alone in July. I’ve got the sweats just thinking of it.
Now for the details… three mountain ranges for a total of 14,600 feet of cumulative vertical ascent and 6,100 feet of cumulative descent. Yikes. The physical and mental extremes of the race mean not any old Tom, Dick or Harry can enter, regardless of how fit you appear on paper. To qualify you first need to complete the Badwater Salton Sea Race. That’s probably worthy of making the top ten hardest races in itself with it’s non-stop 81 event all run below sea level.
So if you like a nice 135 miles through 120 degree heat (the road temperature has exceeded 160 degrees in the past) then get yourself wrapped in deep heat covered cling film for the next year, hit those miles and miles and miles then train that brain as mental toughest is as vital to completing ties event.
If you do, you’ll be able to dine off that moment for the rest of your life and frankly deserve immortality and new nipples and feet!