Scott Jurek is one of the best ultramarathon runners in the world. He won a lot of very demanding races such as: the Hardrock Hundred (2007), the Badwater Ultramarathon (2005, 2006), the Spartathlon (2006, 2007, 2008), and the Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run (1999-2005). In 2010, at the 24-Hour World Championships in Brive-la-Gaillarde, France, Jurek won a silver medal and set a new US record for distance run in 24 hours with 165.7 miles.
Scott Jurek is really an inspirational person who’s abilities of running long distances are astonishing.
In the short video below you can see that everything about running is joy. He’s not running because of his ego, a will to accomplish something it’s something more. And the answer is very simple – it’s a joy which is brought by running.
As well, in video you can see that he is racing with Tarahumara people. The Rarámuri or Tarahumara are a Native American people of northwestern Mexico who are renowned for their long-distance running ability.[ In their language, the term rarámurirefers specifically to the males, females are referred to as mukí (individually) and as omugí or igómale (collectively).
With widely dispersed settlements, these people developed a tradition of long-distance running up to 120 miles (190 km) in one session, over a period of two days through their homeland of rough canyon country, for intervillage communication and transportation as well as to hunt.
And a man called Cabalo Blanco is a very well know ultramarathon runner as well – one day he decided to live with Tarahumara people in Mexico.
There’s a very simple thing – if you want to be good in running – you have to feel the joy when running. You must love it