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    They are all totally mad but nothing but huge respect for them
    Mat, Fiona in HKG and HK_Katherine like this.

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    I respect them for doing this and overcoming challenges, but surely there's a big danger to health here.

    300 km is already tough, but add sleep deprivation?


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    Quote Originally Posted by UK/HKboy:
    I respect them for doing this and overcoming challenges, but surely there's a big danger to health here.

    300 km is already tough, but add sleep deprivation?
    Any sports done competitively enough has very little to do about health even more so when they are extreme.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UK/HKboy:
    I respect them for doing this and overcoming challenges, but surely there's a big danger to health here.

    300 km is already tough, but add sleep deprivation?
    You can sleep but you have to do the 300km in 60 hours (Finisher) or 75 hours (Survivor) so if you are fast enough you can catch and hour or two of sleep....but obviously easier said than done.

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    I remember watching the RAAM where competitors race 3000 miles on the bike as quick as they can and the winner was being filmed and he was sometimes hallucinating and even rode off the road as he fell asleep. Unsurprisingly there has been a few fatalities over the year and some serious injuries. They do 8-9 days and are on the bike for around 22 hours a day. Nothing healthy about doing that...


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    I hadn't been following it closely this year. Love the story about Nicole. What a lady.


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    Lets not forget Meredith from Australia who came 3rd and didn’t even know the trails.
    might get tempted to do next year if I can crack the 18 hour Mac


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    Quote Originally Posted by Trance Omega:
    Lets not forget Meredith from Australia who came 3rd and didn’t even know the trails.
    might get tempted to do next year if I can crack the 18 hour Mac
    and if you get an invitation

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