Ultimate Mental, Physical Test: 135-Mile Race In Desert
by: NPR Staff, NPR, August 22, 2011 11:08:00 am
For those in the Badwater Ultramarathon, the goal is to see how far they can push their minds and bodies. They compete in a grueling 135-mile run through the Calif. desert. Michael Wardian placed third in this year's race, and speaks with host Michel Martin about what the event taught him about running and himself.