Sep 28, 2011

Tahoe Triple Marathon 2011 - Day 3, Mile 22

This clip was part of the "downhill" stretch of the final Tahoe Triple marathon on Sunday, September 25, 2011. At this point, I was at about 101 miles of marathon running for the week. I was tired, hot, beat to Hell and back, a little delirious, and was ready to stop running. One of the blisters on my foot had popped about a mile earlier and in this video I found myself on top of a mountain with a tiny slice of shoulder to run on, the sun beating down on me, a constant line of incoming traffic, little hope to live, no motivation to move... yet I had the mental toughness and passion of a thousand burning suns to finish the damned thing even if I had to jump off the side of a cliff or get hit by a car in the process.