#507: “What is an Ultra” Episode 1 of “The rise of ultra” series

#507: “What is an Ultra” Episode 1 of “The rise of ultra” series

Welcome to Series 1 and “The Rise of Ultra”.
This is a 4 episode series with Marcus Smith and Tom Walker where the shows are 15 minutes each and they will play out over the next 4 Sundays. There is a global increase in ultra running and we are seeing an increased demand for it here in Dubai. With that comes a lot of questions which we will cover off in this series. Enjoy it.
What is an ultra?
  • Different types: Single stage, multistage
  • Where did it all start?
  • The big races
  • The price of these races
Many have heard the name Ultra at some stage and increasingly these days but not everyone knows what an ultra really is so that is where we kick things off in this series. We then take an interesting journey into some of the oldest ultras there are and where and why they started. Some many have heard of the more famous ones which we discuss but we also look at some of the rising races and of course the price tag that comes with them.
Marcus has over 15 Ultra Marathons to his name as well as having run 30 marathons in 30 days in 2018, Tom also has over a dozen ultras under his belt. They not only know how to run these races but right now in the InnerFight Endurance “Ultra Stable” they have over 25 ultra runners preparing for various ultra races around the world. Bottom line is they seem to know what they are up to.

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