listed below are “7 remarkable endurance feats” taken from Idea Fitness Journal, Feb. 2012.  i  thought you might enjoy how a few other “fellow” exercisers have spent their workout time—–

i really like the Bible verse found in romans 12—-rejoice with those who rejoice and mourn with those who mourn.  this gives me the freedom to rejoice in others successes and leave it there—it’s theirs.  we don’t have to “keep up with the joneses”—ha!  the accomplishments below are crazy awesome and i am so glad these people have achieved such greatness.  but i also really like that we can live abundantly and healthy with our successes in our  individual workouts.  what these feats say to me is that the human body is so highly structured that it is capable of way more than i ever can think of or imagine—-  so, enjoy the read and be happy for those who can but mainly be encouraged in your workout today that it is perfect for you!!!  my goal with simply fit is just that  “simply fit”—work hard, right and let us rejoice with you in your successes!!!!!!

 7 Remarkable Endurance Feats

1. The official International Association of Athletics Federations world marathon record for men is 2:03:59, set by Haile Gebrselassie of Ethiopia on September 28, 2008, at the Berlin Marathon. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marathon_world_record_progression.

2. The women’s record holder in the marathon is Paula Radcliffe of the United Kingdom in a time of 2:15:25. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marathon_world_record_progression.

3. The fastest possible time for a marathon, based on human physiological characteristics, is predicted to be 1:57:58. This equals a 4:30-per-mile pace. Source: http://jap.physiology.org/content/70/2/683.short.

4. The longest certified road race in the world is the 3,100-mile Self-Transcendence Race in New York City, which takes place around a half-mile city block in Queens, New York. Only 30 runners have completed the race, which requires them to complete two marathons a day for 50 days. Source: http://3100.srichinmoyraces.org.

5. The longest bicycle race is the Tour d’Afrique, which travels 7,500 miles (12,000 kilometers) over 120 days from Cairo, Egypt, to Cape Town, South Africa. Source: www.africaata.org/sports3.htm.

6. One of the longest swims ever recorded was by Martin Strel in 2007. The Slovenian man swam the length of the Amazon River—3,273 miles—in 66 days. Source: href=”www.amazonmartinstrel.com/”>www.amazonmartinstrel.com/?page_id=1633.

7. Another outstanding swimming feat was by Benoit Lecomte, who swam 3,700 miles across the Atlantic Ocean from Cape Cod to France. He swam an average of 6–8 hours a day. Source: www.thelongestswim.com/#/atlantic.

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