Most Tough Endurance Events

Posted by on Aug 24, 2015 in Spartathlon, Ultramarathon | 0 comments

Endurance events are really hard and also put you to your limits. You may think to not continue when you feel you cannot take anymore but you decided to proceed and take the challenges. Here are some tough endurance events that you may try if you decided to take the challenge.

SpartathlonSpartathlon
This event is done every last Friday of September. The race will start at the foot of Acropolis. The race will runs out of Athens on the way to the coast and turns along the coast towards Corinth via Elefsis, Megara, and Kineta. The path reaches the Corinth Canal at 78.5 kilometers. The runners hit 81 kilometers which is the first of six major check points. From Corinth, the race will head toward Ancient Corinth, Nemea, and Lyrkia with 159 kilometers, and you will reach the top of Mount Parthenio. After that, it continues south going to Nestani and Tegea, formerly reaching the main Sparta highway just before the mark of 200 kilometer. There are 75 checkpoints that the runners must go through and there is cut-off time in each checkpoint. The runners that would fall outside the cut-off may be hove out of the race. Tardiness in the first half of the race is generally tolerated but it would be difficult to handle when the sunset comes and in the third race which is the last. If the runners seen to be over fatigue, thy may be pulled out.

Badwater Ultramarathon
This event is the world’s toughest foot race. This is really a worth to try because it is legendary. Badwater Ultramarathon is a 135 mile or 215 km course opening at 282 feet or 85 m below sea level in the Badwater Basin, in California’s Death Valley, and closing at an elevation of 8360 feet or 2548 m at Whitney Portal, the trailhead to Mount Whitney. This event is done when the weather conditions are most extreme and the temperatures are over 120 °F or 49 °C.Consequently, there are very few people are capable to finish the race, even among ultramarathoners.

Namibian 24h Ultra MarathonNamibian 24h Ultra Marathon
The Namibian 24h Ultra Marathon was initiated in April 2008 and there will be a n every year event for 24 hour this race. This race is a 24 hour ultramarathon that makes the participant to pass through the Namib Desert which is one of the oldest desserts on Earth. Namibian 24h Ultra Marathon has 126 km which is equivalent to 3 marathons. This race let the participants to carry their own kit likefood, water, clothes, maps and other things that you need along the race. Participants will race within 24 hours in 126 km with different temperature to experience. During the day in this dessert may heat above 45 degrees Celsius while at night the temperature may drop as low as 0 degree Celsius. This is really tough race but all the sacrifices are worth the finale.

There are many enduring events out there and you may also try them in order to know your limits and also to achieve more in your life.

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