Runners Forum - Kick Runners banner

1 - 6 of 6 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
230 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
another "main-stream" <img alt="roll_eyes.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/roll_eyes.gif"> look at ultrarunning:<br><br><a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=keri/080220&lpos=spotlight&lid=tab5pos1" target="_blank">http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2...t&lid=tab5pos1</a>
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
304 Posts
"Jurek is one of a growing legion of (ummm … thrill seekers? masochists?) individuals willing to put their bodies and minds to the test by running extra-long races, often in grueling conditions."<br><br>
I love how we're classified as "thrill seekers and masochists" and never as "determined goal seekers" or "focused accomplishment buffs".
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,652 Posts
Thrill seekers jump out of airplanes or bungee jump...ultras are more like a steady burn! Not completely sure I can disagree with the masochist comment though...that kinda fits a little!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,940 Posts
Truly amazing. This dude Jonah Keri had all the bones of a truly great article with Jurek's quotes and stuff, but he's obviously unable to write anything but snarky laugh-up-your sleeve crap. Maybe a journalistic/psych-med conflict.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
405 Posts
Umm, do women run ultras? There are exactly one and a half sentences that mention women. Come on. Apart from that and the characterizations of all ultra runners as crazy thrill seekers, I thought the article was ok.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,338 Posts
I agree with Mark on this one.<br><br>
Also, to point out that this story is really "old hat". I think I've read this same stuff over the last 2-3 years about Jurek and Karnazes. I think it's great that ESPN is bringing awareness to our sport, but this isn't anything we don't already know from other mags/books/articles and within the community by way of conversation.
 
1 - 6 of 6 Posts
Top