Michele Graglia: The Definition of Ultra

The concept of the marathon is one of those things I grew up believing to be the ultimate challenge. Beyond which our bodies simply couldn’t go. The marathon is one of the original events of the modern Olympic games, it’s a true feet of endurance and resilience, a test of the limits of your physical potential. Now turn the marathon into an ultra marathon and the challenge goes beyond the physical, it becomes mental. This is what fascinated me in the first place. It was absolute, it was inspiring. In a time where all the lands have already been explored, all the big mountains already been climbed, it seems to me the only true exploration left was the exploration of the self, going into the depths of our mind and truly going beyond any physical limits.

A story by Michele Graglia

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