Running a 50-mile marathon is enough to give many people nightmares, but a young man in Arizona did just that – in denim shorts, while drinking beer and commentating on self-filmed footage as he went.
Jesse Weber ran the Antelope Canyon 50-miler last weekend, taking in stunning views along the Colorado River along the way.
His film captured the incredible experience - and his interesting, if somewhat unorthodox, refueling stops.
By mile 11, his feet hurt but he kept going, perhaps helped by an all you can eat buffet that included some cookies and a cheese quesadilla.
Mr Weber then spent 15 minutes at the 38.5-mile aid station where he downed a can of beer.
“I’m making an instructional video on how not to run an ultra-marathon,’ he told others stopping at the station.
Mile 40: “Everything hurts,” he said, and by mile 49 he exclaimed he was “20 yards from the finish line” and “going to die”.
But he didn’t. He made it across the line to hugs – and a medal.
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