ilanarama: me, The Other Half, Moab UT 2009 (marathon)
Ilana ([personal profile] ilanarama) wrote in [community profile] runners2017-01-11 05:58 pm

a couple of articles about interesting runners

Two running-related links that you may find interesting:

Good Luck, Morons about "Lazarus Lake" and the race he puts on in Tennessee, the infamous Barkley Marathons 100-mile race, which has only been finished (within the 60-hour time limit) by 14 people in the thirty years it's been held.

How a 13-year-old Canadian girl ran the world’s fastest marathon about Maureen Wilton Mancuso, who broke the female Canadian distance record and the female world record for the marathon in 1967, when women were not considered capable of running long distances. (Her race was two weeks after Kathrine Switzer ran the Boston Marathon by registering under her initials and avoiding the angry race director as he tried to physically throw her off the course.)
semielliptical: woman running in a field (running)

[personal profile] semielliptical 2017-01-13 12:27 am (UTC)(link)
I had never heard of Maureen Mancuso before, what an amazing story! I love that she didn't doubt her abilities.

I watched the documentary about the Barkley a while ago (on Netflix?) - looks like torture to me. Evidence that we all have different approaches to running, I guess.

Thanks for the links!