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I love the beach. I enjoy long walks on the beach. Occasionally I'll even run a couple of miles along the water's edge.
But 80+ miles? On soft sand? Running the same mile-long-loop for 24 hours?
Hmm... All I can think of are blisters, swollen ankles, and chafing from the sand.
|The Emerald Coast|
On Saturday evening, six endurance runners will line up on the beach in Destin, Florida. They will run on the sand for 24 hours to attempt to break the world record for "greatest distance run on sand in 24 hours." The current official record stands at 83.04 miles.
The runners’ goal, in addition to a world record attempt, is to raise funds and awareness for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation. Early reports indicate that participants have already raised more than $35,000 for the charity.
$35,000 in fundraising isn't bad for a day's work!
Best wishes to the runners!
For more information, see my article on the world record sand run Examiner.com