In teams of four, several thousand arguably quite silly but exceedingly fit people raced over 100 kilometres in 48 hours. Each team committed to raising at least $1000 and walking for 100 kilometres. You can check out a bunch of statistics here about this ridiculous 100 kilometre long walk.
They walked for 100 kilometres. Just have to point that out again.
Of course, the walkers were ably backed up by a massive support crew of volunteers manning checkpoints and co-ordinating all of the multiplicitous kinds of logistical shenanigans that a 100 kilometre, 48 hour endurance event entails. I myself, for example, put up some of those flags you can see in this photo:
If you're interested in stepping up to the challenge or volunteering for the event, make sure to check out the international and Australian Trailwalker sites for some great preparation tips.
You'll need them. I hear rumours about a battlin' 3things team looking to break the record next year.
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