KUDOS to these men and women who run ultra marathons across the world! Challenging themselves to run and actually complete 4 desert runs is phenomenal! From running in the Sahara Desert (the hottest desert in the world), and then taking on the Antarctica (the coldest in the world), is truly remarkable! I myself, have walked in the Sahara Desert and know how hot and dry it is there. I can't imagine running in it.
It is even harder to believe that these runners are NOT professionals. Nor are they actors. In simplest terms, they are everyday people like you and me with hopes, dreams, and yes, even face hardships from time to time in their lives. In fact, several runners share candidly that these marathons help them cope with whatever difficulties they are facing at home. Through these races, the runners finish strong with a sense of accomplishment and renewed confidence in themselves.