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Aerial photograph of a man running down a winded road.

«To run is to feel your age»

When Beau Miles became 42, he ran 42 kilo­me­ters. Not the full length of a marathon though. So he wait­ed 71 days longer, until he became 42.195 years old — and ran 42.195 kilo­me­ters. «To cel­e­brate being alive». The film he has made about this run is a won­der­ful small masterpiece.

Eliud Kipchoge running the 2018 London Marathon.

«I have zero understanding how a human being can move that quick, that long»

Eli­ud Kip­choge recent­ly won the Tokyo Marathon in 2:02:40, not much slow­er than his cur­rent world record for the fastest marathon ever, set dur­ing the Berlin Marathon in 2018 with a time of 2:01:39. But what does that time mean? Mark Lewis, who describes him­self as an aver­age run­ner who is «not too bad» at any dis­tance, thought about this ques­tion a lit­tle longer. «It’s a 2 minute 54 per km pace for 42 km; stu­pid­ly quick,» he says. But: «I can’t com­pre­hend what he’s doing, not properly.»

A Momumental Journey

To pro­tect your per­son­al data, your con­nec­tion to YouTube has been blocked.Click on Load video to unblock YouTube.By load­ing the video you accept the pri­va­cy pol­i­cy of YouTube.More infor­ma­tion about YouTube’s pri­va­cy pol­i­cy can be found here Google — Pri­va­cy & Terms. Do not block YouTube videos in the future any­more. Load video The «Lon Las Cym­ru ultra» is a 250 mile non-stop race from Holy­head to Cardiff Bay down the cen­tre of Wales cross­ing sev­er­al moun­tain ranges. It‘s pos­si­bly the longest non-stop road ultra in the UK. This film is the sto­ry about Gor­don Hugh­es and Vic Owens as they attempt to run this race in under 88 hours in Octo­ber 2021. It is, as one of the com­ments said, a momu­men­tal jour­ney by some mon­u­men­tal people.