250km At The End Of The World – Antarctica, The Last Desert

250km At The End Of The World – Antarctica, The Last Desert

Brendan Funk is the youngest person to complete Racing The Planet’s 6-day, 250km Antarctica adventure race.  Here is his full account of his journey through Antarctica.  Note: long form article ahead!  The ‘4 Deserts’ Series of multi-day adventure races takes place...
How Nike Almost Broke The Two Hour Marathon

How Nike Almost Broke The Two Hour Marathon

Nike’s audacious #Breaking2 campaign – attempting to run a marathon in under 2 hours – came up 25 seconds short on Saturday.  Despite not succeeding in breaking the 2hr mark, it set a new record. And Nike and it’s athletes are proving that challenging perceived limits...
The Blind Runner – Simon Wheatcroft

The Blind Runner – Simon Wheatcroft

Meet Simon Wheatcroft, the blind runner who is breaking new ground in distance running and accessible technology. Simon likes to challenge our perception of what a person’s limits should be. A degenerative eye disease led him to gradually lose his sight in his teens...
Why You Shouldn’t Run A Marathon

Why You Shouldn’t Run A Marathon

Our counter argument against the marathon – a call to action for everyone who just wants to run for the sake of running. People put a lot of weight into the significance of running a marathon. It’s an achievement that is universally applauded, a badge of...
Stoicism and Running Far

Stoicism and Running Far

The act of going for a run and a 2000-year-old group of philosophers might not seem like an obvious pairing, but some of The Stoics’ key tenets can provide a great lens through which you can prepare yourself for going far by foot. Stoicism is an ancient school...

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