I completely agree – Open you mind, spirit and body to 50k, 50 milers, 100 milers, 24 hour or 48 hour races – There is a whole other world out there that most people are missing!
Good point. It's not just the shorter distances that get overlooked. The marathon distance seems to suck the oxygen out of the room in regards to both shorter and longer events.
it's that pesky history thing… and they guy dropping dead… everyone wants to 'survive' fewer want to work hard enough to RACE