Estupidamente Aleatório: Longo Curso

Stupidly Random:Long Haul

I met Rosa Mota in high school and it was a moment of great significance for me, because Rosa Mota was a human who ran to fights. Bronze medal at the Olympic Games in Los Angeles 1984 and Gold at the Olympic Games in Seoul 1988, this lady ran the Marathon in 2 hours 23 minutes and 29 seconds and was there, beside me.
Me, who at the time rode a bicycle to go to the bread and had done 3rd place in the school cross country had a little respect for the bastards because I knew what it cost to run 3.5 kilometers. In the meantime I tried to do a half-marathon before my son was born, something like running from Porto to Bougado and that allows me to estimate that to do a marathon I would have to take a whole morning and part of the afternoon while the lady who was beside me relieved the 42 kilometers , or Porto - Guimarães, in two and a half hours more or less.
Now let's think above the Marathon:what are the events in which the longest distance is covered by our own feet?
Starting at the bottom we have the Triathlon Sprint , 750 meters swimming, 20 kilometers by bicycle and 5 kilometers of running, or the distance from Porto to Santa Maria da Feira. The Olympic Triathlon (1.5/ 40/10 Km) passes through the middle here, followed by Ironman 70.3 (1.9/90/21 Km).

Ironman 70.3 Alcúdia - Mallorca

This way we get to the whole Ironman that goes through taking a vacation day to walk playing sports. 3.8 kilometers of swimming, 180 kilometers of cycling and just like that nail in the bread that you eat after a shellfish, a marathon.

Following this can only come silly. Ultraman , 10 kilometers swimming, 421 kilometers by bicycle and 84 running. Whoever runs this has to take 3 days of vacation just to participate.

But what about Ultraman , what will exist? We know of the existence of the MONTANE® Yukon Arctic Ultra - it takes place in Canada, 700 kilometers of trial with an elevation gain of 6 kilometers in temperatures between -12ºC to -25ºC. After that I think that there are only races inspired by the Forrest Gump film in which Malta takes a year to run a continent or a scene like this, super indie, but we will stop here that the creative juice is over. Next Friday we will examine another theme in this space where we guarantee a superior quality in terms of themes and unpredictability.

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