As a recreational runner, the thought of running a marathon can be daunting. The 26.2 miles seems overwhelming sometimes, like it’s just too much distance to cover all at once.
Now take that course and quadruple it. You've just entered the world of an ultra-marathoner. Forget 5Ks. Now we’re talking 160Ks.
Want to pick the brain of one of ultra-running’s most dedicated and decorated competitors?
Check out Anton Krupicka, 30-year-old wunderkind who’s racked up impressive wins like the Leadville 100-mile trail race and the Miwok 100K (unseating three-time champion Mike Wardian). And he does it all sans iPod, Camelbak, or even a shirt.
Later this month you’ll have the chance to learn more about his style when New Balance Chicago and Three Run Two bring Krupicka to Chicago for a private viewing of a new documentary starring the ultramarathoner. The film is called "In The High Country" by Joel Wolpert, and it showcases Krupicka in the stunning backdrop of his home turf -- the Rocky Mountains in Colorado.
The event is on Sunday, January 26, from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Lincoln Hall, located at 2424 Lincoln Avenue.