Video: Attempting a self-supported 800-mile run in the Oregon desert
Video: Attempting an 800-Mile Run in the Oregon Desert Christof Teuscher takes on the remote Oregon Desert Trail On August 29, ultrarunner Christof Teuscher began an assault on the Oregon Desert Trail, an 800-mile route of sagelands, sand and scraggly pine forests with few reliable water sources and a good deal of cross-country travel. He planned to finish in 17 days, halving the current fastest known time for the trail. Running fully self-supported with a heavy pack, accessing cached water and food along the way, Teuscher made it 371 miles in 9 days before quitting with debilitating Achilles inflammation. In this video, he chronicles the ups and downs of his difficult journey.