Intense Running

On the outside, he is a quiet calm of a man.  Watching him sitting and contemplating the madness surrounding him, you sense a deep serenity.  Inside, however, the fires burn with hot intensity.  Sometimes they burst out to the surface – a head twitch here, a leg shake there – but it’s never more apparent then when you look in his eyes. At first glance, you see a deep peacefulness.  At closer inspection, you see a fire burning bright, forged deep in his soul.  Everything is lighthearted; nothing is casual.  He considers the Barkley Marathon.  What would Francisco d’Anconia do? (Thanks Herb.)

  • Steve Zweig

    Francisco d’Anconia would be calculating if he could cause civilization to collapse using only the contents of his pocket and his shoelaces.

  • herb

    It’s always good to remember there’s someone out there making my hard look easy.

  • That article is great… I have this image of Gary Cantrell laughing maniacally with an unfiltered cigarette hanging from his lips as he mocks the competitors. I just came across this article:
    with a lovely photo of an ultra-marathoner wearing a “toenail necklace” made from those lost running such great distances.