Running an ultramarathon — whether it’s a flat 50K (31 miles) on roads, or 100 miles through the mountains — is the kind of thing most of us expect only pros can do. But more distance runners are joining the ultra crowd because, they’ll be the first to tell you, it isn’t as out-there difficult as you might think. “I’m a firm believer that anyone can run an ultramarathon,” says Scott Jurek one of the most dominant ultrarunners in the world and author of Eat and Run. Here, Jurek gives us tips (and assurance) to taking on a first ultramarathon.
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