Check out Dirt Dawg's latest podcast. This hammer head did a 50-mile night run in preparation for the upcoming Burning River 100-miler in Ohio.
Here's a novel approach to adversity: Flies were biting incessantly during one section of the journey, so these innovative athletes chose to embrace the attack...each runner was encouraged to swat and kill as many insects as possible, then save them in a plastic sandwich bag.
At this finish, each runner was allowed to deduct one minute from their official time for each fly in his/her bag.
Don't you just love this sport and the ingenuity it generates?