18 December 2013

The toughest runs in the world?


A list of the eight toughest runs in the world was just published at Ultra168. Yes, the list is of course subjective and the focus is mainly on American races, putting Hardrock100 before some of the tougher European ones like Tor des Géants (TDG) and LaPetite Trotte à Léon (PTL). However, it lists some amazing runs like Avalanche50K, I love the elevation profile of that race, and Sennichi Kaihogyo which normally does not appear on any bucket list but admittedly should be there in the top. I can certainly recommend the book “The Marathon Monks of Mount Hiei” by John Stevens which was republished this year.
 
Elevation Profile of Avalance 50K in Silverton
 

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