Distance yearning

 

Fitting 39km of running a day around work or sprinting 160km in 43 hours through the Alps is something that ultra runners take in their stride, as three of them tell ROSEMARY MacCABE






"I'd stopped smoking and was looking for something"





















‘A lot of it, for me, is the sense of adventure’
































‘Having a strong mind and a weak body – that’s when you lead yourself into injury’