'Running 2659 miles in 78 days shows unbelievable grit and endurance, but to do it during winter and to be able to raise so much money at the same time is simply remarkable.' - Mark Beaumont
One man’s attempt to push the limit of ultra marathon running.
This was the challenge of a lifetime for Edinburgh doctor and ultra-marathon runner Andrew Murray. With minimal support, and in the middle of winter, he planned to run an ultra marathon every day, from the tip of Scotland to the Sahara desert. If successful he would create a new ultra-marathon running record - the equivalent of 100 marathons run end to end - and not a single day off to recover.
As a medic, Andrew knew exactly what that would do to his body ... and it wasn’t good news. Attempting to cram in a staggering 8000 calories every day is extremely difficult and doesn’t stop the body from beginning to break down. The constant pounding on hard roads and pavements would inevitably take its toll on muscles and joints, so why do it?
The Ultimate Marathon Man answers the question and offers a gripping insight into what drives an extreme athlete to break new ground and to support a charity he deeply cares about.
Also available on DVD from the Mountain Media website.