Ultra-Endurance Races and Triathlons
The 12 Hardest Races in the World
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Pushing It to the Limit
Running a marathon or cycling a 100-mile century is enough to test the mettle of your average weekend warrior. But some amateurs take it to another level. They run 100 miles at high altitude. They ride their bikes through the jungle from the Pacific Ocean to the Caribbean Sea. Some swim 2.4 miles, bike 112 miles, and run 26.2 miles-all in the same day. Read on to discover 12 events like these that push even the strongest, most determined athletes far outside their comfort zones, to a place where mental fortitude is just as important as physical fitness. (Search: Find a challenging race in your neighborhood).
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