Ultra Endurance Athletes

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Ultra Endurance Athletes

Synopsis

EPISODE 40 Tue 21 Nov
Insight explores what drives people to push their physical limits? What are the consequences?

Meet The Guests

Grahak Cunningham

“You're given a maximum of 51 days to finish. You run from 6am to midnight for that period of time … You're trying to stay focused, you're trying to stay happy and you average about 100 kilometres a day … My best time’s 43 days.” 

Ant Williams

“I remember waking up every morning for the next three months with a goofy smile on my face just going, 'I can't believe I [freedived to] 100 metres'.”  

Sarah Hammond

“The key in these races is to move so when I race, I sleep when I need to sleep ... I live on gas station food so I'm constantly moving so I don't stop and sit down and have meal breaks. I don't shower, I wear the same set of clothes right till the end.”

Luca Turrini

“It wasn't just to break records; it was to test my own limits and also we were trying to raise funds for a cause … I gave away so much during the training and to get to that stage and so my only thought was I just need to keep moving.”