Does life sometimes feel like a race? One that you are ill-equipped and unprepared to handle? One that’s impossible to win? In an article in The National, a publication by Amtrak, Bob Cooper describes what has been called the world’s toughest ultramarathon. Known as the “Berkley Marathon,” the race in Tennessee’s rugged Smokey Mountains, was inspired by a 1977 prison escape from a nearby penitentiary. Now elite runners come from around the world to try and complete a 26-mile course five times in under 60 hours.
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