Picture: Courtesy of Jungle Marathon
How do you piddle a marathon more acute? Try throwing in snake-infested swamps and heavy jungle swarming with mosquitoes. That’s what you’re in for at the Jungle Marathon in Brazil’s Paratrooper nation, where prepping for the start gun requires various rubber briefings, “jungle-training” seminars, aesculapian checks, and acclimatisation runs. Competitors commence the marathon from a jungle stand clique approachable just by an nightlong sauceboat bait. From thither, they line logging trails and search paths done canopied Amazonian rainforest, contending with ankle-deep mud, river crossings, and 100-degree temperatures on the way.
Wash Engagement: October 3, 2013