What Makes Someone Seek Pain for Pleasure?

In “Hurts So Good,” Leigh Cowart explores the science and culture of masochism, from the competitive pepper-eater to the ultramarathoner to sex of a certain variety.

#books-and-literature, #content-type-personal-profile, #cowart-leigh, #hurts-so-good-the-science-and-culture-of-pain-on-purpose-book, #pain, #psychology-and-psychologists, #sex, #ultramarathon-running

Road ‘Warriors’: The Marathon That Looks a Lot Like a Gang War

A quasi-legal 28-mile road race through the streets of New York City in the middle of the night where everyone dresses as a gang member from a 1979 B-movie.

#new-york-city, #running, #ultramarathon-running

Ultramarathoner Scott Jurek Attempted a New Speed Record. He Faced a Reckoning.

Scott Jurek set out to reclaim the supported speed record for the roughly 2,200-mile Appalachian Trail. He had his own reality check.

#jurek-scott, #ultramarathon-running

Fred Zalokar, Marathoner Who Took On Mountains, Is Found Dead in Yosemite

The body of the 61-year-old, who had been missing since Saturday, was recovered on Tuesday near the summit of Mount Clark, the National Park Service said.

#deaths-obituaries, #marathon-running, #missing-persons, #mountaineering, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #new-york-city-marathon, #ultramarathon-running, #yosemite-national-park-calif, #zalokar-fred

China Accuses 32 in Ultramarathon Disaster, but Main Suspect Is Dead

Organizers of the May race, which claimed 21 lives, face criminal charges and disciplinary action. The man said to bear primary responsibility died in a fall from a high-rise this week.

#beijing-china, #deaths-fatalities, #falls, #gansu-province-china, #politics-and-government, #ultramarathon-running

China Suspends Ultramarathons After Death of 21 Runners

Some relatives of the runners who died in an recent race are quietly asking whether their loved ones could have been saved.

#china, #deaths-fatalities, #gansu-province-china, #rescues, #ultramarathon-running, #weather, #wechat-mobile-app, #xi-jinping

After 21 Runners Died, China’s Ultramarathon Looks Inward

After 21 runners died during an ultramarathon, will the endurance sport look inward and explore whether it has become too extreme?

#china, #gansu-province-china, #running, #ultramarathon-running

Chinese Ultramarathon: A Survivor Describes the Deadly Race

After 21 runners died when high winds and freezing rain struck an ultramarathon race, one competitor said he had survived only because a shepherd carried his unconscious body to shelter.

#accidents-and-safety, #china, #deaths-fatalities, #rescues, #ultramarathon-running, #weather, #zhang-xiaotao-1970

21 Runners Dead After Extreme Weather Hits Chinese Ultramarathon

The 62-mile mountain race in Gansu Province left athletes in shorts and T-shirts facing freezing rain, hail and high winds.

#accidents-and-safety, #china, #deaths-fatalities, #gansu-province-china, #rescues, #ultramarathon-running, #weather

To Run and Take Notes at the Same Time

During a 24-hour race, I tried to interview as many of my fellow runners as possible early on, while we were fresh, excited and coherent.

#new-jersey, #running, #ultramarathon-running

To Run and Takes Notes At the Same Time

During a 24-hour race, I tried to interview as many of my fellow runners as possible early on, while we were fresh, excited and coherent.

#new-jersey, #running, #ultramarathon-running

Saying Goodbye to an Endless Year With a 24-Hour Race

To welcome 2021 in a memorable way, I ran from 9 a.m. on New Year’s Eve to 9 a.m. on New Year’s Day.

#marathon-running, #new-year, #running, #ultramarathon-running

Pandemic Advice From Athletes

Athletes who have endured the most grueling tests have a lot to tell us about how to thrive in the pandemic.

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hobbies, #mountaineering, #muscles, #psychology-and-psychologists, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #running, #senses-and-sensation, #ultramarathon-running

On Marathon Weekend, Des Linden Ran 26.2 Miles, and Then Some, in New York

The New York City Marathon turned into a virtual event, but that did not stop Des Linden from coming to New York to accomplish something big.

#linden-desiree-1983, #new-york-city-marathon, #running, #ultramarathon-running

She Was in a Grueling 340-Mile Race. Then Came a Highway, and an S.U.V.

Kim McCoy lost her leg in a horrific accident during an ultramarathon across the Deep South. After 270 miles, should runners have had to cross a four-lane highway?

#alabama, #amputation, #gary-cantrell, #huntsville-ala, #kim-mccoy, #running, #ultramarathon-running

Run 100 Miles, 100 Times, in 100 Weeks. Now in a Brooklyn Apartment.

With ultramarathons across the country canceled, Michael Ortiz has continued his quest to run 100 100-mile races in 100 consecutive weeks — on a treadmill.

#brooklyn-nyc, #michael-ortiz, #running, #ultramarathon-running

Quarantined Runners Log Miles in Backyards and Living Rooms

In an era of lockdowns, runners are getting creative when it comes to keeping their distance while staying fit.

#alberta-canada, #arctic-regions, #arlington-va, #cheltenham-england, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #exercise, #quarantines, #running, #ultramarathon-running, #wardian-michael-1974