13 runs, where the main thing - to get to the finish line
• 13 tracks, where the main thing - to get to the finish line
The popularity of the so-called road marathons and cross-country run has increased dramatically over the past few years. What happens if you take the normal route, cheering volunteers, bottles of energy drinks on every corner, and other attributes of the usual marathon? Get unbearably difficult race, where every mistake can be fatal, but just crossing the finish line can already be seen as a victory. Before you 13 tracks, passing through the most unusual place - from the Amazon jungle to the thorn-covered hills of Wales. And all of them are united by one thing - the inexperienced people have nothing to do here.
The track "Ultradzhungli" stretched more than 200 kilometers on a damp Peruvian jungle. The route crosses 70 rivers and streams. When you get into the jungle, going wild humidity levels will make your sweating useless in terms of maintaining body temperature.
Since 1982, about 15 people a year trying to find the path of least resistance through the wild mountain wilderness of Alaska. The track is called "Classic wild mountains of Alaska," even though the track itself does not exist here, as well as of GPS-navigators participants. They have only a satellite phone in case he will not be able to get out of these places alone.
From the jungle of Costa Rica to the mountain peaks and active volcanoes lies the track "Way of Conquistadors". Cyclists and forced to go in the mud and sand (with poisonous frogs), overcoming path almost 250 kilometers.
In the framework of the "Check across America" participants (teams and individuals) will start in Oceanside, California, and end its way in Annapolis, Maryland, over 4500 kilometers. The winners on the day of travel for 22 hours and travels an average of 350 kilometers.
Circuit with a philosophical name "self-transcendence" (that is, going beyond its own limits) this year celebrates 18 years. It is not in some distant corner of the world, but right in New York's borough of Queens. In this case, the track is a test of strength not only in the physical sense, but also in the mental, because the participants have to run more than 4500 kilometers in 52 days, cutting circles around just one quarter.
Each year, the sailors taking part in the round the world, "the Ocean swim" Volvo ", breaking the nearly 40,000 nautical miles and 5 oceans. This year, the 12 th in a row swim started in Spain and ended in Sweden 9 months later.
In the mountains of Washington State 35 participants each year trying to overcome the 160 kilometers of forest trails within the race "Plain 100". Since the first race, held in 1997, to the finish line could get just 100 people, and 4 times it was that in general no one was able to do it.
The arrival on 1500 kilometers of wild Alaska annually competing 55 participants. Usually called "Iditarod" means well-known in the area sled dog race, but in the "Iditarod Trail Invitational" people move on foot, bicycle and skiing from the lake to the town of Nome Nick without any electronic navigation.
"Expedition to Patagonia" lasts 7 days, each time with a distance of 600 kilometers of runs on the new route, so that to know the area, none of the participants is impossible by definition. Teams of 4 people crossing the southern Patagonia (South America, located to the south of the Rio Colorado river in Argentina and Bio Bio in Chile) walking, biking and kayaking.
In the Arctic Circle passes 35 of the nearly 550 kilometers of the line "6633 Ultra" (66 degrees and 33 minutes - the latitude of the Arctic Circle). In this segment, participants are dragging their gear on special sleigh for severe varicella highlands between the Yukon and the Northwest Territories of Canada, where the temperature drops to -25 degrees.
rooted in the jailbreak, 160-kilometer-long "Barkley Marathon" in Tennessee completed only 16 times, even though it is held since 1986. 40 runners must overcome severe vertical lift 20 kilometers in only 60 hours.
Within 5 days as part of "the race on the back of the dragon," participants must overcome the almost 300 kilometers of wilderness Wales from one castle to another. On the way there are several control points, but to get to them, the participants decide for themselves. The race crosses Wales from north to south, first launched in 1992 and continued until after 20-year hiatus.
From the Canadian town of Banff before the US New Mexico more than 4000 kilometers, and it runs the route "Tour Divide," in which cyclists ride and muddy roads, and in the wake of the jeeps, experiencing the like elevation, and extreme heat. There's no registration or membership fee, as well as the prize for the winner - pure exercise of will.