One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘The quintessential ultramarathoner, Karnazes takes exquisite joy from the fundamental act of the sport he describes as the zenith of endurance.’
- ‘As both a former ultramarathoner and a biologist, I know this gesture to be reflexive in runners and other competitors who have fought hard and then feel the exhilaration of triumph over adversity.’
- ‘Even Ann Trason, the pre-eminent woman ultramarathoner who has been the top woman at the Western States 100 an astounding 14 times, says her first ultra was "a really horrible experience."’
- ‘Hungarian ultramarathoner Edit Berces pounds out 153.6 miles on a treadmill, setting a new 24-hour world record.’
- ‘Lucy Njeri, of Kenya, was fifth, and Amy Pyles, of Hummelstown, outsprinted ultramarathoner Elvira Kolpakova for sixth place.’
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