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What Running a 67-Mile Ultra Marathon Taught Me

It was a challenge

Rochester Castle, 36 miles in — Photograph by Chris Smith

I’m an ultra runner. Not a very good one, and I’m certainly not going to be a regular one, but the Canterbury Trails 67-mile ultra marathon is in the bag. But it was, without doubt, the hardest physical and mental challenge I’ve ever taken on.

First and foremost, don't underestimate how difficult an ultra is. Even if you are…

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Chris James Smith

Chris James Smith

Vivi Nation founder, Writer, Marketing Director