20 April 2010

People who are not in our league IV

Scott Smider of Cambridge, MA:

Cambridge's Scott Smider successfully completed the 26.2-mile Boston Marathon four times consecutively in two days, all to raise more than $10,000 for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in memory of his sister-in-law Elizabeth, who died from breast cancer Christmas Eve 2008 at age 41.

For those of you keeping score at home, Smider ran 104.8 miles. Astounding.

Source: Boston Herald

4 comments:

  1. That's what makes humans different from the animals. No other animal can do this. Horses need a lot of grass-eating downtime.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Slam_of_Ultrarunning
    Run 100 miles in under 24 hours, get a silver belt buckle!

    More scary people:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Ultramarathon_runners

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  2. Here we go:

    http://www.angelfire.com/electronic/ultramentor/records_running.html

    In 48 hours Yiannis Kouros ran _294 miles_. Women do nearly as well: Sue Ellen Trapp ran 234 miles in 48 hours.

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  3. Yow. (I can't believe there's a 6 day event.)

    I have enormous respect for these people, not least because I personally can't stand running.

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  4. I hear you, running is a pain. Thanks for the kind words, it was a fun journey.

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