Marathon runners are pretty cool. I’ve always been impressed by the self-control and dedication it takes to train for a marathon. Then you have the will-power and endurance required to finish the marathon itself. If you have ever ran a marathon yourself – be proud of your accomplishment and know you have my admiration!
Now take everything it takes to prepare and run a marathon, but do it in anticipation of running it on Mt. Everest! Our friend Lisa Tamati (she uses a Teeter) and a crew of other runners start this amazing journey tomorrow and you can follow their progress at WorldsHighestMarathon.com. They will be doing exactly what the sites name suggests, they will be attempting a marathon on Mt. Everest. Look at these amazing stats to their run:
- Starting point = 4 to 5 hours past base camp
- Elevation = Between 18,373 ft (5600 m) and 17,388 ft (5300 m)
- Temperature = -22 Fahrenheit (-30 Celcius)
- Number of Runners = 11
You can track the adventure here. We wish Lisa and her team all the success and safety in the world!