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One doctor thinks humans have always been pushing
As running continues to get more and more popular,
there seems to be a increase in the amount of
extreme races. What’s the reason for this increase?
The National Post seeks to find an answer to this
question in an article on the subject. An example is
the Canadian Death Race, a 125K race across the
“If you’re not in the subculture, it’s very difficult to
communicate, but I don’t think of ultra-running as
something like skydiving,” admitted two-time Death
Race finisher Dr. Nick Holt, who is an associate
professor in the Faculty of Physical Education at the
University of Alberta.Holt is working on a paper about
his experiences in the race.
“You feel worse than you’ve ever felt before, but you
have to keep going, and there’s just very few
circumstances in life where you have to push forward
when every fibre of your body tells you to stop,” he
said. “Once you’re in it, it consumes you