Another Seattle Endurance Freak

And people used to think running a marathon was an accomplishment. Tell that to Scott Jurek who won the 152 mile race between Athens and Sparta in a time of roughly 22 hours and 52 minutes. There were 260 runners from 32 countries in the race.

Read the story here.

The field set out early Friday, running through rugged terrain to the finish line at the statue to ancient King Leonidas in Sparta, in the southern Peloponnese. The runners, who share a strong bond, passed through vineyards, mud, olive groves and up Mount Parthenio -- a 3,900-foot ascent -- in the middle of the night.

And if you think this is impressive, then you have to read the story about Renata Chlumska's circumnavigation of the continental US by kayak and bicycle. There's definitely something in the water out here. And it's contagious.

When Chlumska left Seattle last year, she paddled out to the Pacific Ocean and south toward California. She then cycled and kayaked until she reached Florida. Chlumska paddled from Florida to Maine then biked and kayaked to Whatcom County. From there she paddled to Seattle. She traveled more than 11,000 miles.

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