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(Vancouver Sun)   Ultra marathoner hit by lightning during 160km mountain race, doesn't quit race. "It didn't really hit that we had been struck until we crossed the next mountain and then we were like, 'wow were we really just hit by lightning?'   (vancouversun.com) divider line 34
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2014-07-18 02:34:59 AM  
Boy, talk about your hair-raising encounters!
 
2014-07-18 06:18:31 AM  
Doesn't surprise me at all (that they kept on running), since ultra marathoners are all bat-guano crazy to begin with.  Now then, help me waddle to the kitchen to fetch a snack -- half a pound of cheese and a 2 liter bottle of sody pop ought to do it.
 
2014-07-18 06:19:05 AM  
I missed the part where this guy did something to qualify for the Hero tag.
 
2014-07-18 06:19:39 AM  
160km=99.419(39072) miles
 
2014-07-18 07:02:10 AM  

wesmon: I missed the part where this guy did something to qualify for the Hero tag.


Dude, he was caught out in the open during a storm that produced lightning. Do I have to spell it out for you?
 
2014-07-18 07:50:44 AM  

wesmon: I missed the part where this guy did something to qualify for the Hero tag.


He now uses his lightning powers to fight the forces of evil.... or perhaps you don't think that's such a good thing?
 
2014-07-18 08:14:55 AM  

lifeboat: Dude, he was caught out in the open during a storm that produced lightning. Do I have to spell it out for you?


Volunteering to run outdoors is getting caught outside?
 
2014-07-18 08:21:15 AM  
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.
 
2014-07-18 08:27:27 AM  

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.
 
2014-07-18 08:59:08 AM  
Running without being chased is just weird.
 
2014-07-18 09:01:12 AM  

upndn: Running without being chased is just weird.


Everybody is being running away from something.  For most of us its The Diabeetus.
 
2014-07-18 09:08:09 AM  

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...
 
2014-07-18 09:12:56 AM  

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...


I used to work with a guy who golfed five days a week.   He'd bring his own case of beer and drink the whole thing during the round.   He hated his family as well and could talk of nothing but drinking and golf.    As time went on he started getting that puffy, red, splotchy complexion of the middle-aged drinker and looked really unhealthy....like he was slowly melting.   His wife must have been a real biatch.
 
2014-07-18 09:17:30 AM  
Shaggy_C:  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...

Which reminds me, did you know Arya Stark went to Glastonbury recently? Proof -> http://uproxx.com/tv/2014/06/arya-stark-went-to-glastonbury-and-had-m o re-fun-than-all-the-other-attendees/
 
2014-07-18 09:29:27 AM  

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.
 
2014-07-18 09:33:04 AM  

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.


The guy I know has an addition issue.  After quitting drinking he bounced around to tons of hobbies until he decided to start losing weight and found running.  I am happy he is healthy now.  I just wish he would spend on something else because it is clearly messing with his family and I really just dont give a shiat at this point.

The celebrity gossip people are much funnier.
 
2014-07-18 09:33:29 AM  
In the meantime people that do the "tough mudder" think they're badass....
 
2014-07-18 09:38:02 AM  
'Uh, Dude...did we just like, get hit by, like, lightning?"
"Dude! That was so intense!"
"Dude!"
 
2014-07-18 09:46:02 AM  

Schmerd1948: 'Uh, Dude...did we just like, get hit by, like, lightning?"
"Dude! That was so intense!"
"Dude!"


You are behind on the times.  The word is "bro."
 
2014-07-18 10:14:44 AM  

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
 
2014-07-18 10:16:12 AM  

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


Plus there are bears out there.   I'm afraid to run in the woods.
 
2014-07-18 10:21:40 AM  

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.


dilbert.com
 
2014-07-18 10:29:37 AM  
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.
 
2014-07-18 10:32:01 AM  

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.


Tunnel vision will get you every time.
 
2014-07-18 10:58:15 AM  
were we really just hit by lightning?

If you're asking the question, the answer is no.  It struck near you.  Otherwise you wouldn't be asking the question.
 
2014-07-18 11:06:50 AM  
AC/DC -Thunderstruck trumps Metalica- Ride The Lightning for song currently stuck in my head.
 
2014-07-18 11:18:30 AM  

JoshTheTech: AC/DC -Thunderstruck trumps Metalica- Ride The Lightning for song currently stuck in my head.


This kid in my Jr. High as struck by lightning (baseball coach: Hmmm, thunder's coming. Hey kid, take that bag of aluminum bats for me, will ya?). He performed "Ride the Lightning" for a talent competition.
 
2014-07-18 12:10:39 PM  

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.


Impossible.  No one that plays Magic is fit enough to run a 1K, let alone a marathon...

/I kid 'cuz I play.
//Well, when I have money.
 
2014-07-18 12:49:45 PM  
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.
 
2014-07-18 02:08:12 PM  
did he yell "Rat Farts!"
 
2014-07-18 03:17:59 PM  

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.


when did that become established as fact?  You know, besides the fact it isn't.  The same spots on the peaks of the 14ers out there are probably struck several times each summer.  Hence why there are no trees growing in those places.
 
2014-07-18 04:07:26 PM  

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...


And what does that say about the nimrods in the politics tab that spend 10 hours plus a day screaming no you are wrong and here are the 20 colated reasons why.
 
2014-07-18 06:24:34 PM  
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?
 
2014-07-18 06:30:21 PM  

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?


Sounds more like a plasma being transported to your location to make first contact and you fled like a baby. Way to set back the mission of intergalactic peace by at least 16 years.
 
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