wesmon: I missed the part where this guy did something to qualify for the Hero tag.
lifeboat: Dude, he was caught out in the open during a storm that produced lightning. Do I have to spell it out for you?
Gunny Highway: I work with a guy who runs ultra marathons. He hates his family and needs to stop talking to me about running. I assume this is true of all of them.
upndn: Running without being chased is just weird.
Shaggy_C: Gunny Highway: I work with a guy who runs ultra marathons. He hates his family and needs to stop talking to me about running. I assume this is true of all of them.Anything that requires that much time and effort is going to come at the expense of family life and/or other hobbies. He probably talks about running because he has nothing else going on in his life. At least he doesn't talk about celebrity gossip garnered from sitting in front of the TV all day...
Xanadone: since ultra marathoners are all bat-guano crazy to begin with.
Flab: Xanadone: since ultra marathoners are all bat-guano crazy to begin with.I will vouch for that. i know two and they are insane. One ran 1 ironman thriathlon per day for 33 consecutive days last year, and the other one is on course to run a full marathon everyday of the year. He's also done multiple decathriathlons in the past.
Schmerd1948: 'Uh, Dude...did we just like, get hit by, like, lightning?""Dude! That was so intense!""Dude!"
litespeed74: In the meantime people that do the "tough mudder" think they're badass....
p the boiler: litespeed74: In the meantime people that do the "tough mudder" think they're badass....Greatest Running Comment Ever (side note: Spartan Racers are bad ass)I agree with the addiction comments above for a lot of runners.I run (the longest I have done is a half) and enjoy doing it, one day I'll do a marathon - but an Ultra seems like unnecessary pain and too much of a risk for an unnecessary cardiac event
SlothB77: Summiting peaks in the Colorado Rockies during the summer is incredibly dangerous - especially after 12 noon. Getting struck by lightning is predictable and each year many people die that way in Colorado. Holding a race that involves runners summiting 13 peaks in the Rockies at various times during the day, including the afternoon, is a major liability risk. Someone is going to die running this race. It is foolhardy bordering on suicidal.
JoshTheTech: AC/DC -Thunderstruck trumps Metalica- Ride The Lightning for song currently stuck in my head.
WinoRhino: Gunny Highway: I work with a guy who runs ultra marathons. He hates his family and needs to stop talking to me about running. I assume this is true of all of them.I worked with a guy who runs a double marathon each year-- it's a trail race in New England for 52.4 miles. He seems to have a great relationship with his family, but in this case he talked way too much about "Magic: The Gathering" competitions he played in.
peachpicker: So we ran as quickly as we could - and you know lightning never strikes (the same place) twice - we figured we'd be fine.Well, there's his problem right there. He's an idiot.
northguineahills: When I was a wee lad in Boy Scouts, me and my friends were caught in a sudden storm as we ran to seek shelter. Even though we were in a forested canopy, a lightning bolt hit the ground about 7 feet in front of us in a puddle. At the water, a big ball of plasma appeared, which is the last thing I saw before we knocked about 5 feet backwards on our backs. We couldn't hear a thing, and ran like hell./csb?
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