25 Nov '14, 7pm

BRIEF: Is the Jungle Marathon the world's most dangerous race? @bbcworldservice checks it out.

In a newly-released video, the BBC World Service asks: Is the Jungle Marathon the most dangerous race in the world? With swamp and river crossings, temperatures averaging over 100 degrees Fahrenheit with 99 percent humidity, and dangerous wildlife, there’s no question that the race is dangerous. The race’s name is somewhat misleading, because at the Jungle Marathon, the marathon is the “short” option. Runners can also choose the four-stage 127K race (rougly 79 miles), or the six-stage 254K race (roughly 158 miles) through Brazil’s Amazon Rainforest. According to the race’s web site , which calls the race the “world’s wildest eco race,” participants might find anacondas and piranhas lurking along the way. If this sounds appealing, and you can afford the roughly $3,140 entry fee, the next edition will take place October 1-10, 2015.

Full article: http://www.runnersworld.com/races/jungle-marathon-worlds-...

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