RICHLAND, Wash.—Imagine running for 32 straight hours. That's what 22 ultra-marathon runners did Friday and Saturday. Saturday the runners finished their run from Badger Mountain to Prosser and back in a 100mile endurance run.
The runners came from all over the northwest to compete in the Badger Mountain challenge. Runners say a big challenge was navigating the 100 miles and staying on track. Some say they would stop for a minute at stands to eat or many just never took a break and got their fuel through energy gels. Now that the race is finished most say they want to sleep, eat and give their feet a break.
"You think you are all toasted at 90 miles and then the last couple of miles you're running in strong, and it's just amazing the reserves of strength you have," says David Elsbernd, endurance runner.
"It felt good to be done. I had been looking for the finish line for a while," says Daniel Greer, endurance runner.