Trailhead: Cocodona, Altitude Training, and LivestreamsUltraSignup
Cocodona, Altitude Training, and Livestreams
Happy Tuesday, trail friends. This week, we feature a collection of photos from the Cocodona 250-miler. Howie Stern, Anastasia Wilde, and Scott Rokis spent five days documenting this rugged endurance challenge through Arizona and captured the essence of 200+ mile events. And in the DFL, we climb a 1,000 foot rock face with our bare hands and feet… and Ben Stiller.
What’s it like to train at 14,107 feet and above? Emelie Forsberg and her family sent a dispatch after three weeks in the Himalayas (📸: 2). “I don’t have a training plan,” she said, “I just want to see how my body responds to the altitude and have fun exploring the environments.”
On May 1, 194 runners set out from Black Canyon City, Arizona, to run 250 miles north to Flagstaff. The athletes had 125 hours to cover the Cocodona 250 course, which includes nearly 40,000 feet of elevation gain. Professional photographers Howie Stern, Anastasia Wilde, and Scott Rokis were there all week to document the trials and tribulations of this immense challenge.
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📣 Quoted: “The financials of trail-running races get interesting around 2,000 participants,” Dave Beeche, former senior vice president of IRONMAN Group, told Doug Mayer. “That’s your rough benchmark of where you can make a profit. And when you get to 5,000, you’re making some good money.”