>> The last time I did an event over 15 hours in length- NOT running-
>> I went to bed later, I sweated. And not just a little. I had to keep
>> moving around in the bed because the sheets kept getting drenched.
> A while back the local paper did a story on a local ultra runner who
> finished a 24 hour race (iirc) and was dead within 48 hours from
> double pneumonia. There were some serious questions about the medical
> supervision during and after these events.
Those 24 hour races are delusional people that run in small circles(like
a track) for 24-72 hours. Just like any race, the runner is responsible
for himself and not the race. I'm sure if he collapsed during the event
there would be some 911 procedures but other than that did you expect a
medical person to take your vitals at every lap and follow you . People
die in races and after races and also in their car.
I think your perception of what the race has responsibility for shows a
lack of knowledge about these races. You might want to do some homework
before you toss the first rock.
> There were also some serious questions about the group he was with.
> Was it a cult? Did it irresponsibly ignore his condition after the
A cult? Did you just arrive on this planet? The closest we have in the
running community is the Sri Shinmoy (sp) and that hardly qualifies as a
So what is the real question or are you shooting from the hip?