"Ultra-Running" Celebrity Micah True Found Dead in Desert

Discussion in 'Bushcraft' started by TrumpetSolution, Apr 2, 2012.

  1. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    Better late than "the late"...

    He's not the first...he won't be the last. Death by misadventure...or death by stupidity...it doesn't matter much either way...he's still dead. Although found in or near water...and having a full water bottle on him just indicates that his need for hydration was trumped by his want for speed...in the end...he bacame so dehydrated that his thought processes were so impaired that he could not sensibly realise that he was in danger...nor the necessity of changing from competitive runner mode into survival mode. Just another Darwin award winner that finished dead in time.

    Some long distance runners will literally have a "melt down", which can be a killer.

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  2. hedger

    hedger Monkey+

    I pick up a running magazine and perused the contents. I was stunned to learn that top finishers in some of the ultra marathon events accept the risk, as a matter of course, that some of them will experience symptoms of kidney failure as they push their bodies beyond its designed limit.

    That just about leaves me speechless.
  3. elfdowney

    elfdowney Monkey+

    just seems to me that we're cleaning out the genepool
  4. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    The drive for an endorphin induced high is as bad as any other addiction, so it seems to me.
  5. TheEconomist

    TheEconomist Creighton Bluejay

    Its sad really. The people that die from this are in fantastic shape and serve as a lesson in bother perserverance and a need for everyone to know their limit.
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  6. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    Everything in moderation
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  7. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    except whisky [boozingbuddies]
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  8. Silversnake

    Silversnake Silverback

    especially moderation
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