Today, ultrarunners from all over embark on one of the most magical, craziest, hardest endurance events in existence–the Leadville 100 mile endurance run in Leadville, Colorado. The race takes place at 13 000 ft altitude, and goes on for as long as 30 hours for some. During that time, ultra runners face nature, lack of oxygen, darkness, fatigue, hunger, sickness, but also discover incredible strength, focus, determination, freedom, ability, and happiness.
Run strong and be safe, and, most of all– make it an incredible memory. This year, I am jealously but whole-heartedly rooting for all of you from afar. Next year, I hope to join you. Have an amazing race.